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: 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
Location: TBD
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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