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Dr. Forrest “Ed” Harvey: UF Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar ,

The UF Water Institute is hosting Dr. Forrest “Ed” Harvey, 2017 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, for the November presentation of the Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series. Ed is Chief of the Water Resources Division of the US National Parks Service, and he has experience as a researcher and professor of hydrologic sciences and hydrogeology.

Please join us as Dr. Harvey presents Water Resource Stewardship in the US National Park Service. The seminar will take place on Monday, November 27, from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM in the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Chamber, on the ground floor.

If you are unable to attend, a video of the presentation will be uploaded to our website shortly after the seminar. For additional details, please contact UF Water Institute’s Carol Lippincott at

More information on the presentation can be found below.

Water Resource Stewardship in the US National Park Service

Using examples from parks across the U.S., Dr. Harvey will explore how parks identify water resource issues and how they develop and apply scientific information to make water-resource management decisions. Challenges to park water-resource management will be explored, including transboundary issues, partnership building, scientific uncertainty, funding and personnel/expertise, and making science-based decisions that also consider legal, political, socioeconomic, and cultural impacts. Dr. Harvey will also present future water resource research and management needs in parks and insights into engaging in water-resources research within parks.