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Jay Famiglietti Professor, Arizona State University
Professor Emeritus, School of Environment and Sustainability
Former Executive Director, Global Institute for Water Security
Former Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing

Areas of Interest

  • Remote sensing of terrestrial and global hydrology
  • Climate change impacts on hydrology and water resources
  • Regional and global groundwater depletion
  • Large-scale hydrological modeling
  • Science communication and water diplomacy

Research Supervision

Recent Work

The Seasonality of Global Land and Ocean Mass and the Changing Water Cycle
Chandanpurkar et al.,
Geophysical Research Letters,
A Map of the Future of Water
Trend Magazine,
Spring 2019



Jay Famiglietti is a Global Futures Professor in the School of Sustainability, in the College of Global Futures. He is Professor Emeritus from the University of Saskatchewan, where he was Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security, and where he held the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. He was the founding Chief Scientist of the Silicon Valley Y-Combinator tech startup, Waterplan, which he continues to advise. Before moving to USask, he served as the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

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