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 3, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall
Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series
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
Speaker: Kati Migliaccio, Ph.D., 2016 Water Institute Faculty Fellow, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Title:  "Future of Water Management: Technology that makes science accessible to decision makers"
Date: 11/14/2016      Time: 2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
Location: 3315 J. Wayne Reitz Union
Speaker: Arnoldo Valle-Levinson, Ph.D., 2016 Water Institute Faculty Fellow, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, ESSIE
Title:  "Why Should Management of Coastal Aquifers Consider Basin-scale Ocean Currents?"
Date: 12/5/2016      Time: 2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
Location: 2365 J. Wayne Reitz Union
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