Florida’s burgeoning human population and vulnerability to both climatological and anthropogenic changes in the water cycle make the State a unique living laboratory to develop new knowledge and test solutions to global water problems. In recognition of the importance of water issues and the need to address them in a new interdisciplinary manner, the University of Florida (UF) established a campus-wide interdisciplinary Water Institute in May 2006.

Engineering, policy, and legal solutions developed in Florida provide a model for others, both nationally and internationally. We envision a Water Institute at UF committed to addressing Florida issues while being recognized for providing solutions, science, and education for national and global water resource problems.


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Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series
Speaker: Carlos Duarte, Research Professor with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) in Mallorca, Spain, and Director of the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia
Title:  "The role of coastal vegetation in climate change mitigation and adaptation"
Date: 4/28/2014     Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 209 Emerson Alumni Hall

2014 Water Institute Faculty Fellow Program - nominations due May 15, 2014
2015 Water Institute Graduate Fellow (WIGF) Program Request for Proposals - Letters of Intent due June 2, 2014

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