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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5th UF Water Institute Symposium
February 16-17, 2016
J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida campus
Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Eric A. Davidson, Professor and Director, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Title:  "Manure Happens: The Consequences of Feeding Seven Billion Human Carnivores"
Date: 3/7/2016      Time: 3:00 PM  - 4:00 PM
Location: 209 Emerson Alumni Hall
Co-Hosted By:  Soil and Water Science Department
Speaker: Dr. Shemin Ge, 2016 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, Geological Society of America, University of Colorado-Boulder, Professor of Hydrogeology, Department of Geological Sciences
Title:  "Fluid Induced Earthquakes: Insights from Hydrogeology and Poro-mechanics"
Date: 3/24/2016      Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Co-Hosted By:  Department of Geological Sciences
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