Conversations on Sustainability: Monitoring Water Resources from Space

Friday, November 12, 2021
11:00am to 11:45am
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Caltech researchers and engineers on campus and at JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA, pursue science-driven solutions to mitigate climate change. In Conversations on Sustainability, you will hear directly from Caltech experts about their progress and can ask your own questions.

In the fourth conversation in this series, JPL earth scientist JT Reager and Indrani Graczyk, program manager of the NASA Western Water Application Office, speak with science writer Whitney Clavin about the capture, analysis, and application of satellite data to help individuals on the ground respond to drought and make sustainable water-management decisions .

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About the Participants

Indrani Graczyk
Program Manager, NASA Western Water Application Office at JPL
Indrani Graczyk helps to put NASA research, observations, and technology to work in support of the unique water-management challenges faced by the Western United States. She is also the manager of the Commercial Program Office at JPL. Previously, Graczyk worked as an engineer and a management consultant for a variety of industries including aerospace and defense, telecommunications, and information technology.
JT Reager
Earth Scientist, JPL
JT Reager's research is focused on space-based observations to measure changes in the cycling of water between Earth's oceans and land. He connects those changes to local and regional hydrologic hazards such as extreme floods and droughts and quantifies the availability of water resources in snow, surface water, and groundwater.
Whitney Clavin
Senior Content and Media Strategist, Caltech's Office of Strategic Communications
Whitney Clavin is a science writer and communications specialist at Caltech, where she primarily covers the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy. She has worked in the field of astronomy for nearly 20 years. Before joining Caltech, Clavin served as a press officer and science writer at JPL for 13 years. She helped orchestrate several of LIGO's big announcements, including the observatory's first direct detection of gravitational waves. She has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from UC Davis, and a master's degree in science journalism from NYU. Her hobbies include reading and watching science fiction, and dancing on roller skates.

This series is presented by the Caltech Science Exchange, which brings expert insight to the scientific questions that define our time. The Science Exchange offers trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology.