“In the coming decades, much of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa may have completely depleted their freshwater aquifers”

 

Essam Heggy is a researcher for the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, but he isn’t researching smart phones or green energy; he’s studying water–specifically, how little there is left in North Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Click the link below to see how Dr. Heggy is using his knowledge of planetary science and satellite imaging to forecast water shortages.

 

What Happens When 100 Million People Run Out of Water?

 

 

Michael Cox

About Michael Cox

Michael was born and raised in a small island town off the coast of Seattle. He went to USC, but he’s still a Pacfic Northwesterner at heart—he loves hiking, reading, and watching the Seattle sports teams disappoint him. At Viterbi, Michael counsels high school and transfer students in the application process. You can follow him on Twitter @MichaelJohnCox4

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