Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4
     

Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS)
Goals and Objectives
 
The goal of the FACETS project is to ensure economic sustainability of agriculture and silviculture in N Florida and S Georgia while protecting water quantity, quality, and habitat in the UFA and the springs and rivers it feeds. We will achieve this goal by accomplishing the following objectives:

1) Build a comprehensive modeling platform to predict farm/forest- and regional-scale impacts of alternative land use and production practices on the water quantity, water quality, and economy of North Florida and South Georgia.

2) Engage stakeholders to work together to explore economic-environmental tradeoffs among alternative climate, land use, technology, agricultural Best Management Practices, and policy scenarios to understand changes needed to achieve agricultural water security and environmental protection.

3) Conduct innovative agricultural Best Management Practice (BMP) research and demonstration projects. Develop and deliver digital decision toolkits and training programs for diverse stakeholders to bring about preferred changes in agricultural production systems and incentive programs.

Faculty members from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, Albany State University and Auburn University are participating in the Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) project which is recognized by USDA NIFA as a Regional Center of Excellence. ,and Extension

 
 
Available Outputs

Title: FACETS Project Website
Project Lead
Graham, Wendy Dimbero
 
Project Participants
Adams, Damian
Athearn, Kevin R
Barrett, Charles Edward
Bartels, Wendy Lin
Borisova, Tatiana
Dukes, Michael D
Galindo, Sebastian
Graham, Wendy Dimbero
Kaplan, David A
Monroe, Martha Carrie
 
 
EcoSystem:
Aquifers
Springs
Watersheds
 
WIClassLevel: 
Level 3: WI Directed Project
 
ThrustArea: 
Water and Society
Water Resources Sustainability
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
 
Sponsor
US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD & AG
 
Grant Award Dates
7/1/2017 to 6/30/2022