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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6th UF Water Institute Symposium   CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN
February 6-7, 2018
J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus
Faculty Fellow Awards Celebration
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm
Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall
UF Water Institute Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. W. Berry Lyons, Professor, School Director, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University
Title:  "Hydrology and Aquatic Geochemistry of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica"
Date: 10/31/2017      Time: 3:30 PM  - 4:30 PM
Location: 100 Williamson Hall
Co-Hosted By:  UF Department of Geological Sciences
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Bianchi, Jon and Beverly Thomson Endowed Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida
Title:  "Carbon Remineralization and Burial in the Coastal Margin: Linkages in the Anthropocene"
Date: 11/13/2017      Time: 9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Location: Rion Ballroom, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Sponsored By:  18th Annual Soil and Water Sciences Research Forum
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Forrest "Ed" Harvey, 2017 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, Chief, Water Resources Division, National Park Service
Title:  "Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service"
Date: 11/27/2017      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: Chamber, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Global Water Management Seminar Series at Oak Hammock
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