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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6th UF Water Institute Symposium
February 6-7, 2018
J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus
UF Water Institute Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. David Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida
Title:  "Socio-Ecohydrology of a Dammed Amazon"
Date: 3/21/2018      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: 3320 J. Wayne Reitz Union
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Larry Hipps, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plants, Soil & Climate, Utah State University
Title:  "TBA"
Date: 4/18/2018      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: Chamber, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
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