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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IMPORTANT DATES
  • Online application closes: 11:59 PM, Monday, January 16, 2017
  • Potential applicants recruitment visit to University of Florida: late February, 2017
  • 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: James Elser, Ph.D., Bierman Professor of Ecology & Director - Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana, Research Professor - School of Life Sciences & School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Title:  "Biological Stoichiometry of Nutrient Limitation in Ecology and Evolution"
Date: 1/12/2017      Time: 2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
Location: Chamber, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Speaker: Christine Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of Connecticut
Title:  "To be announced"
Date: 3/17/2017      Time: 2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
Location: Chamber, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Speaker: Upmanu Lall, Ph.D., Alan & Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering & Director of Columbia Water Center, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
Title:  "To be announced"
Date: 4/4/2017      Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Co-Hosted By:  UZIG meeting "Climate and land use impacts to and from the unstaurated zone"
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