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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UF Water Institute Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Johannes Lehmann, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
Title: "Soil Organic Matter Formation: Concepts and Controversies"
Date: 10/15/2018      Time: 9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Location: Rion Ballroom, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Sponsored By:  19th Annual Soil and Water Sciences Research Forum
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Jay Garland, National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Title:  "Modeling and Mining the Microbiome to Help Catalyze Adoption of Onsite Non-Potable Water Reuse"
Date: 11/6/2018      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: Chamber, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Sponsored By:  McLamore, Eric/ABE & Kati Migliaccio
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Luc De Meester, Ph.D., Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Catholic University of Leuven
Title:  "Eco-evolutionary dynamics and global change: freshwater ponds as model systems"
Date: 11/27/2018      Time: 3:30 PM  - 4:30 PM
Location: 211 Bartram Hall, 876 Newell Drive
Co-Hosted By:  Department of Biology
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
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