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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   Upcoming Events
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. Andrew Sharpley, Professor of Soils and Water Quality, University of Arkansas
Title: "Exploring Phosphorus Paradoxes to Avoid Unintended Consequences"
Date: 9/17/2015     Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom J. W. Reitz Union
Sponsored By:  Soil and Water Science Department
Speaker: Dr. Mark Clark, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida
Title:  "Water Institute Faculty Fellow seminar presentation"
Date: 12/7/2015     Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: TBD

Speaker: Dr. Michael Dukes, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Center for Landscape Conservation & Ecology, University of Florida
Title:  "Water Institute Faculty Fellow seminar presentation"
Date: 1/14/2016     Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: TBD

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