PCOC Annual Dinner – November 4
Please join us Wednesday, November 4 for the Princeton Club of Orange County Annual Dinner. This is typically the year’s largest PCOC event, with local alumni, current students and Princeton parents attending. It is a great way to connect and reconnect with fellow alums.
Featured Speaker: Jay Famiglietti (*92, S*93)
Professor of Earth System Science at UC Irvine
Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
“Satellite Observations of the Epic California Drought: Realities of 21st Century Water Sustainability”
Newport Harbor Yacht Club
720 W Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6:00 P.M. – Cocktails (no-host bar)
7:00 P.M. – Dinner and program
Our featured speaker for this year’s dinner is Jay Famiglietti (*92, S*93), a professor of Earth System Science at UC Irvine and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He and his research team use satellites and develop advanced computer models to track how freshwater avaiability is changing around the world.
Jay will speak on “Satellite Observations of the Epic California Drought: Realities of 21st Century Water Sustainability”
As California endures its fourth year of epic drought, questions regarding the future of water sustainability are inevitable. Snowpack, soil moisture, streamflow, reservoir and groundwater levels are all at record lows. Mandatory water restrictions have been implemented, statewide fines for wasting water have been authorized, and billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs have been lost. When will it all end? Will it end at all? Will El Nino come to the rescue?
A frequent speaker about water and climate change, Jay has appeared as a featured expert in the water documentary “Last Call at the Oasis” and on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” and on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Jay will share the sobering, statewide picture that satellites are revealing and discuss future avenues for sustainability in both urban and agricultural regions.
Questions? E-mail or call:
Chris Porter ’98