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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Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series
Speaker: Duane De Freese, Ph.D., Executive Director, IRL Council & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program
Title:  "Restructuring the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program – An opportunity to connect science, policy and people through connected leadership"
Date: 9/12/2016      Time: 2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
Location: 3315 J. Wayne Reitz Union
Co-Hosted By:  Florida Sea Grant & School of Natural Resources and Environment
Speaker: Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Research Professor, Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida
Title:  "Africa's Progress in Fighting Hunger: Science and Policy"
Date: 9/15/2016      Time: 9:30 AM  - 10:30 AM
Location: Rion Ballroom, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Co-Hosted By:  17th Annual Soil and Water Sciences Research Forum
Speaker: Ty Ferré, Ph.D., Professor - Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, 2016 Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science (Nat'l Groundwater Association)
Title:  "Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models, and Decision-Making"
Date: 10/10/2016      Time: 2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
Location: 3315 J. Wayne Reitz Union
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