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5th UF Water Institute Symposium
February 16-17, 2016
J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Complex Challenges, Integrated Solutions:
Trends, Cycles and Extreme Events


Trends, cycles and extreme events pose significant challenges to sustainable management of water resources. Rising sea levels cause more frequent coastal flooding and intrusion of salt water into municipal and agricultural water supplies. Inter-annual and multi-decadal climate cycles challenge our ability to disentangle impacts of variable precipitation and anthropogenic water use on aquatic ecosystems. Extreme floods and droughts, along with chronic nutrient loading, trigger harmful algal blooms in estuaries and inland waters. Such trends, cycles, and extreme events present complex physical and social challenges that require improved scientific understanding and innovative engineering and management solutions.

We invite you to participate in the 5th biennial UF Water Institute Symposium, focused on understanding causes of trends, cycles and extreme events and their consequences for human, agricultural and natural systems. The symposium will bring together individuals from a variety of institutions, disciplines and perspectives. Presentations, poster sessions and panel discussions will focus on new science, technology, and policy that address:

  • DRIVERS of and interactions among trends, cycles and extreme events
  • IMPACTS to coastal, surface water and aquifer systems
  • SOLUTIONS that integrate science, technology, policy and management

Conference Registration Fees
On-site (02/1/16 - 02/17/16)
One Day

Registration deadline is January 31, 2016.

Cancelled registrations will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be issued for registrations cancelled after 1/22/2016.