Last Call at the Oasis!
September 08, 2012
Last Call at the Oasis: Will there be enough water for the 21st century?
All Region 9 members are invited to attend the LIVE Webcast with Dr. Jay Famiglietti, UC-Irvine, on Friday, October 26th. The future of water availability for our local region and the country will be discussed and explored. Local expert, Daniel Nix - Wichita Falls Water Source/Purification Superintendent, will be discussing issues and answering questions facing our region prior to the live webcast. Food and beverages will be provided. Teachers will receive CDs and lesson plans to implement the information into their classrooms.
Please register through the Region 9 Professional Development System- # 3398.10939 (Click Here to Register)
Webcast Lecturer: Dr. Jay Famiglietti
Professor, Earth System Science, University of California - Irvine
Without water, life cannot exist. Yet, our most precious resource faces major threats which are pushing it to the brink of depletion in many regions.
How might climate change and population growth affect the way your water is replenished? Jay Famiglietti explores this question for both Texas and California using innovative satellite technology.
Jay Famiglietti has a passion for, and commitment to, preserving Earth's environment for future generations. As Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling at the University of California – Irvine, Dr. Famiglietti focuses on modeling and remote sensing of the terrestrial and global water cycles. His Hydrology & Climate Research Group is taking a lead role in accelerating the development of next-generation hydrological models for use in addressing a number of high priority issues.
Dr. Famiglietti’s work has implications for how we understand the Earth’s water cycle, its interactions in the land-ocean-atmosphere-ice system, and for monitoring changes in freshwater availability in the face of global environmental change. He was a featured scientist in a film entitled Last Call at the Oasis, which was produced by the same company that brought us An Inconvenient Truth.