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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  • Selected applicants required to be at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL to begin classes at start of fall term: August 21, 2017.

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Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series
Speaker: Upmanu Lall, Ph.D., Alan & Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering & Director of Columbia Water Center, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
Title:  "From Paleo to Future Climates: How could interannual to decadal to secular climate variations interact with vegetation, humans, soils and determine the phase space of the unsaturated zone"
Date: 4/4/2017      Time: 9:30 AM  - 10:30 AM
Location: 3320 J. Wayne Reitz Union
Co-Hosted By:  UZIG meeting "Climate and land use impacts to and from the unsaturated zone"
Speaker: Ryan Bailey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
Title:  "To be announced"
Date: 5/2/2017      Time: 10:00 AM  - 11:00 AM
Location: TBD
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