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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Faculty Fellow Awards Celebration
October 29, 2018, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall
UF Water Institute Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Jay Garland, National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Title:  "Modeling and Mining the Microbiome to Help Catalyze Adoption of Onsite Non-Potable Water Reuse"
Date: 11/6/2018      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: 3315 J. Wayne Reitz Union
Sponsored By:  McLamore, Eric/ABE & Kati Migliaccio
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Luc De Meester, Ph.D., Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Catholic University of Leuven
Title:  "Eco-evolutionary dynamics and global change: freshwater ponds as model systems"
Date: 11/27/2018      Time: 3:30 PM  - 4:30 PM
Location: 211 Bartram Hall, 876 Newell Drive
Co-Hosted By:  Department of Biology
Seminar Series Title:  Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Mark Brenner, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida
Title:  "UF Water Institute Faculty Fellow presentation"
Date: 12/4/2018      Time: 2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM
Location: Chamber, J. Wayne Reitz Union
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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