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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UF Water Institute Graduate Fellows 2019 Cohort Applications now being accepted!

The University of Florida Water Institute is seeking 6 doctoral-degree students interested in joining an interdisciplinary team that will work collaboratively to understand the consequences of changing hydrology, ecology, and geochemistry with ice retreat. Fellowships will provide an annual stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance for 4 years starting fall term 2019.

More information is available at Program Information and Application Procedures.

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UF Water Institute Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Todd Osborne, Assistant Professor, UF Whitney Lab - St. Augustine, Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida
Title:  "TBA"
Date: 1/17/2019      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: 3320 J. Wayne Reitz Union
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Dr. David Hyndman, Professor and Chair, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geophysics, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,, Michigan State University
Title:  "Quantifying the effects of human activities on hydrology: From the High Plains of the US to the Brazilian Amazon"
Date: 2/19/2019      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: Room G310, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Co-Hosted By:  Dr. David Kaplan, ESSIE
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Emily Bernhardt, Jerry G. and Patricia Hubbard Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Duke University
Title:  "TBA"
Date: 3/21/2019      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: 2335 J. Wayne Reitz Union
Co-Hosted By:  Soil and Water Sciences and School of Forest Resources and Conservation
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
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