Florida’s burgeoning human population and vulnerability to both climatological and anthropogenic changes in the
cycle make the State a unique living laboratory to develop new knowledge and test solutions to global water
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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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
Speaker: Dr. Clifford Voss,
Research Hydrologist-National Research Program, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS),
2015 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer
Title: "Informing Management of the World's Largest Groundwater Systems with Simply-Structured Model Analysis"
Date: 2/11/2015 Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 202 Williamson Hall
Co-Hosted By: UF Department of Geological Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Chad Staddon,
Professor of Resource Economics & Policy, Department of Geography and Environmental Management,
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Title: "Water Governance and the 'Urban Hydrosocial Transition'"
Date: 3/17/2015 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Co-Hosted By: UF International Center and UF Department of Geography
Speaker: Dr. Reiner Helmig,
Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems, Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems,
University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2015 Darcy Lecturer
Title: " Numerical Models for Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater"
Date: 3/30/2015 Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 209 Emerson Alumni Hall
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