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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