Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 - J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida
8:00-8:30 am Registration Posters
Registration and check-in Poster set up
8:30 am - 10:00 am Plenary Session
Plenary Session Posters
Welcome and Introduction
  • Dr. Wendy Graham, Director, University of Florida Water Institute
  • Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida
Keynote:
  • Dr. Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project
  • Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity
Poster set up
10 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am-12 pm Concurrent Oral Sessions
Agricultural Water and Nutrient Management 1 Water and Regional Science Engaging Stakeholders in Developing Solutions to Water Issues Challenges & Opportunities for Spring System Restoration 1 Forest Ecohydrology Posters available for viewing        
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm-3 pm Concurrent Oral Sessions
Agricultural Water and Nutrient Management 2 Estuarine Ecology and Water Quality Sharing Information: Effective Communication Strategies Challenges & Opportunities for Spring System Restoration 2 Wetland Ecosystems Posters available for viewing        
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm Concurrent Oral Sessions
Use of technology to shape our water future Challenges & Opportunities for Everglades System Restoration Who are they? Understanding Audiences to Design or Improve programs Challenges & Opportunities for Spring System Restoration 3 Water Quality Issues Posters available for viewing   
5:30 - 7:30 pm Poster Presentations and Reception
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 am Concurrent Oral Sessions
Urban Water and Nutrient Management 1 Coastal Flooding, Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise Water Policy, Planning and Management Challenges & Opportunities for Spring System Restoration 4 Impacts of Dams and Socioecological Systems 1 Posters
Takedown
10-10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Oral Sessions
Urban Water and Nutrient Management 2 Coastal Ecosystems Hydrologic Modeling and Water Management Challenges & Opportunities for Spring System Restoration 5 Impacts of Dams on Socioecological Systems 2: Case Study – Kirkpatrick (aka Rodman) Dam  
Noon - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm-3 pm Presentation of Student Poster Awards and Plenary Session
Presentation of Student Poster Awards
Telling Water's Story
(moderator: Cynthia Barnett)
Panelists will explore the power of storytelling to shape a new water ethic, drawing on their experiences telling the story of water via narrative writing, painting, conservation photography, film, 360-degree video and other forms. Scientists and policymakers often talk about water in the language of supply and systems, efficiency and infrastructure, management and nutrients. Most people do not easily relate to these abstractions. But they can and do relate to stories, which can help build a public ethos for water.
  • Jennifer Adler Owen, Conservation Photographer, University of Florida
  • Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project
  • Margaret Ross Tolbert, artist, AQUIFERious
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm Plenary Session
Shaping Our Water Future: Recent Progress, New Challenges
(moderator: Wendy Graham)
Panel members, consists of leaders of Florida agencies responsible for water planning and management, environmental organizations, and academic institutions, will discuss recent progress and new challenges to water planning and management, as well as research, education, policies and programs to ensure successful water planning and management for the coming decades.
  • Drew Bartlett, Deputy Secretary for Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Eric Draper, Director, Florida State Park System
  • Steve Dwinell, Director, Office of Agricultural Water Policy Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Clay Henderson, Executive Director, Stetson University Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience
  • Temperince Morgan, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy of Florida
  • Ann Shortelle, Executive Director, St Johns River Water Management District