This season, host Jay Famiglietti sits down with some of the world's leading experts to once again talk about water and learns why some marginalized communities are denied safe water access, how flooding and droughts may end up forcing billions of climate refugees to flee their homes, which regulations have been gutted and need to be brought back to save us from disaster and more. Join us as we dive into our waters at home and abroad, confront the dangers they face, and learn how to save them.
Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist, a professor and the Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Before moving to Saskatchewan, he served as the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Jay and his team have been researching and communicating about water and climate change — in academics, in business, in government and to the general public — for over 30 years. He appeared as a featured expert in Participant Media’s water documentary “Last Call at the Oasis”, on CBS News 60 Minutes, and on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Jay is a frequent speaker and he is an avid writer for the general public. His research and commentary are often featured in the international news media, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Economist, and in network, cable and public television news. Jay is a regular guest on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, CBC Radio and other public radio shows.