UC Irvine has been selected, through a competitive bid process, to host a Water-Energy Nexus Workshop this spring. The goal is to distill lessons from Western U.S. states and develop recommendations to enable water and electrical utilities and other stakeholders to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in usage. Spearheaded by the University of California and the […]
Students help outfit campus with new hydration stations to turn the tide against wasteful consumption
UCI hydrologist Jay Famiglietti stars in new documentary about water scarcity, pollution.
Growing up in the Mojave Desert town of Apple Valley, Kala Gabler and her friends Olivia Hinkle and Lucas Clardy shared dreams of doing something one day to help others less fortunate. All three excelled at soccer and went on to play for Orange County colleges — Clardy at Cal State Fullerton, Hinkle at Concordia University and Gabler at UC Irvine, […]
March 4 symposium highlights how citizens have partnered with scientists, politicians and bureaucrats to protect public access to the coast and ensure its continued health.
Sunny Jiang, a UC Irvine researcher studying pollution in Orange County’s coastal waters, recently got a graphic look at how swimming and surfing in the ocean can make people sick. She and a team of graduate students charted incidents of poor water quality at Southern California beaches over a 10-year period and the number of […]
On a clear spring day at Crystal Cove State Park, UC Irvine professor William Cooper and undergraduate Tova Handelman sift though a mound of seaweed and sand, oblivious to the curious stares of beachgoers. They’re too busy studying trash. “Look at all this plastic!” says Cooper, picking out a pellet no bigger than a grain […]
UCI’s Sharon Stern and colleagues are helping a Mexican coastal village preserve a coral reef by better managing its wastewater.
UCI hydrologist Jay Famiglietti calls much-needed attention to California’s dwindling groundwater supply.
It may have been a rainy winter, but there’s still cause for concern about California’s water supply. Just ask Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine Earth system science professor and founding director of the new UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, which aims to help the state tackle its drought-induced water crisis. Famiglietti recently made headlines when he and NASA […]