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Call for Abstracts is Closed

Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 12, 2017

We invite you to participate in the 6th biennial UF Water Institute Symposium. The Symposium brings together individuals from a broad range of disciplines and organizations to explore water issues from multiple perspectives. The 2018 Symposium will focus on current water use, conservation, restoration, and adaptation efforts and challenges while envisioning new ways of sustaining our water systems. Innovative science, technology, cultural, policy, and management solutions will be explored through presentations, poster sessions and panels in the following areas: Click on links below to view potential topics within each area.
  • Drivers of social, hydrologic, ecologic and economic change
  • Impacts to coastal, surface water, spring and aquifer systems
  • Tradeoffs among water use, conservation, restoration and adaptation
  • Solutions through science, technology, cultural, policy and management approaches
Student poster authors are eligible to compete for "Best Poster" awards based on the quality of the abstract, poster and discussion. Three poster winners will receive prizes of $1,000 each to be used as funding to support future participation at a national conference. Poster presenter winners will be announced during the closing session of the Symposium.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, and must be submitted electronically using the on-line submission form no later than
October 12, 2017.  Authors will indicate their preferred topic area and format (oral/poster) but final decisions will be made by the program committee.  Authors will be notified by email regarding acceptance and format of their presentation in November, 2017.  Accepted abstracts will be published online.

Before submitting your abstract please collect the following information:
  • Name, title, affiliation, and email address for the presenting author and all co-authors
  • Preferred topic area
  • Preferred format (oral, poster)
  • Abstract Title
  • Abstract (300 words or less, no graphics)
There is no charge for submitting an abstract. Conference registration will open November 10, 2017.

Conference registration fees are detailed below:
Conference Registration Fees
Registration Type
(11/14/17 - 01/7/18)
(01/8/18 - 01/19/18)
(Cash or Check Only)
One Day Only
Regular (Both Days)
Student (Both Days)