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Jay Famiglietti is a Professor of Earth System Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, where he is the Founding Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling. Follow him on the National Geographic Water Currents blog, and on Twitter at @JayFamiglietti

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Coping With California's Water Future Will Require a Sea Change in Perspective

(6) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 6:03 PM

2014-04-06-MattBlackPhoto.jpg A dead almond orchard in California's Central Valley. Photo © Matt Black / Circle of Blue


California's epic drought has brought water issues to the forefront of our state's collective conscience yet again. However, there...

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Water and the Roots of Violent Conflict in Syria

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2013 | 7:34 AM

I am often asked these days about whether I think that the decade-long drought in Syria has played any role in the violent conflict there. My answer is always the same: absolutely.

The reason is quite simple, and we have all experienced it. When our basic human needs are not...

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Water in a Changing Climate: Challenges, The New Blue Economy and the Role of Modern Business

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 6:04 PM

The synergies between environmental stewardship, sustainable water use and the economy can and must be a high-powered engine of growth.

Most business leaders today now recognize the critical importance of water to financial success and long-term growth. Whether as a key component in the industrial process, in energy and food...

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TUGG Last Call at the Oasis to a Theater Near You

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 11:54 AM

Let's face it. In the United States, most of us have every expectation that when we turn on our faucets, a clear, crisp stream of cold (or hot, or any other temperature that our hearts desire), water will gush forth. In fact, it's nearly impossible to imagine life in our...

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