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. Peter Groffman, Senior Scientist & Microbial Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Title: "The Bio-Geo-Socio-Chemistry of Nitrogen in Urban Watersheds, presented at the 15th Annual Soil and Water Science Research Forum"
Date: 9/18/2014     Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom J. W. Reitz Union
Sponsored By:  Soil and Water Science Department
Speaker: Shannon Estenoz, US Department of the Interior, Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives
Title:  "Everglades Restoration: Progress and Challenges Ahead"
Date: 9/30/2014     Time: 1:55 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: 112 Newins Zeigler Hall
Co-Hosted By:  School of Natural Resources and Environment

2014 Faculty Fellow Awards Celebration
Join us to congratulate Dr. Jim Jawitz (Soil and Water Science) and Dr. Jon Martin (Geological Sciences), the 2014 recipients of the Water Institute Faculty Fellow Award!
Monday, October 20, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall
2015 Water Institute Graduate Fellow (WIGF) Program Request for Proposals

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