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: Dr. James Jawitz, Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida
Title:  "UF Water Institute Faculty Fellow Seminar"
Date: 1/14/2015     Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 209 Emerson Alumni Hall

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Martin, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida
Title:  "Views of sea level rise from Greenland, the Yucatan, and beyond"
Date: 1/14/2015     Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 209 Emerson Alumni Hall

Speaker: Prof. Marnik Vanclooster, Earth and Life Institute - Environmental Sciences, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Title:  ""L'union fait la force" or how different approaches should be combined to characterize water quality of groundwater bodies"
Date: 1/29/2015     Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, J. Wayne Reitz Union

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