Last night, the City of Newport Beach hosted renowned hydrologist, Dr. Jay Famiglietti, as part of the Orange County Natural History Lecture Series. Jay has been researching water and climate change for over 25 years; he is a faculty member at UC Irvine, the Founding Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a featured expert in the critically-acclaimed 2012 water documentary, Last Call at the Oasis. He held the attention of a crowd of nearly fifty people at the Back Bay Science Center, discussing the global water crisis, California groundwater, and our role in water conservation. This supremely relevant topic has been in the news and on everyone’s mind, and the audience engaged Jay in a half-hour Q and A session following the lecture. While Jay’s data paint a dire picture of the local and global water situation, he reminded us of our potential for positive impact through improved water management and personal conservation efforts.
The Orange County Natural History Lecture Series takes place at the Back Bay Science Center, from 7 to 9 pm, on the first Wednesday of each month except December. Next month’s lecture features Dr. Lenny Vincent speaking on spider biology. Reserve space at this FREE event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.