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Daily Program Overview:
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
4:00pm-8:00pm Symposium Check-in
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
7:30am-7:30pm Symposium Check-in

8:30am-10:00am Plenary Session: Welcome and Keynote Address                                  BALLROOM A
(moderator: Wendy Graham, Director, University of Florida Water Institute)
Opening Comments
Welcome Wendy Graham, Director, University of Florida Water Institute
Keynote Address J. Bernard Machen, President, University of Florida
Jeffrey Lyash, President and Chief Executive Officer, Progress Energy
    Florida
Keynote Speaker: Peter Gleick, President and Co-founder, Pacific Institute
    Water in the 21st Century: Real Problems; Real Solutions   Presentation
Sponsored by: Progress Energy
10:00am-10:30am Break
Sponsored by: Carollo Engineers
10:30am-12:30pm Plenary Session: Complex Challenges to Sustainable Water Resources BALLROOM A
(moderator: Wendy Graham, Director, University of Florida Water Institute)
Matthew Larsen, USGS Chief Scientist for Hydrology, US Geological Survey,
    Water Resources, Population Growth, and Land Use Change
    Presentation
Neil Ward, Director, Decision Systems Research, International Research
    Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute at Columbia
    University, Climate Variability and Climate Change: Seeking the Meaning for
    Water Resources Management
  Presentation
Lora Fleming Co-Director of the NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human
    Health Center, University of Miami, Water and Public Health in Florida
    Presentation
Bron Taylor, Associate Professor, Department of Religion, University of
    Florida Thinking like a Watershed: Sprituality, Ethics & Watershed
    Organizing
  Presentation
Speakers Sponsored by: Tampa Bay Water
South East Climate Consortium
The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (included)
1:30pm-3:00pm Concurrent Oral Presentations                                
Challenge - Population Growth and Land Use Impacts to Water Resource
   Sustainability
BALLROOM B
Challenge - Climate Variability and Climate Change Factors Impacting
   Water Resource Sustainability
DOGWOOD
Challenge - Public, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health and Water Resource
    Sustainability
BALLROOM C
3:00pm-3:15pm Break
Sponsored by: PBS&J
3:15pm-5:00pm Concurrent Oral Presentations
Population Growth and Land Use Impacts to Water Resource Sustainability
   BALLROOM B
Climate Variability and Climate Change Factors Impacting Water Resource
    Sustainability
DOGWOOD
Public, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health and Water Resource Sustainability
   BALLROOM C
Water Quality Impacts and Implications LIVEOAK
5:00pm-7:30pm Poster Presentations and Reception (included)
BALLROOM A and HAWTHORNE

Poster Map (PDF)     Alphabetical List of Poster Presenters (PDF)
Session 1 - 5:30 to 6:30 (includes Best Graduate Student Poster Competition)
Session 2 - 6:30 to 7:30
(moderator: Kathleen McKee, Research Coordinator, UF Water Institute)

6 Poster Sections:
Population Growth and Land Use Change
Climate Variability and Climate Change Factors
Public Health, Wildlife Health and Ecosystem Health
Nutrient Enrichment and Emerging Contaminants
Public Perceptions, Values, Attitudes and Socioeconomic Factors
Water Availability and Allocation
Sponsored by: Progress Energy
Thursday, February 28, 2008
7:30am - 3:00pm Symposium Check-in
8:30am-10:00am Concurrent Panel Sessions: Seeking Solutions to Major Issues
Florida Water Availability and Water Needs In 2020, 2060 BALLROOM B
Sources and Impacts of Emerging Contaminants DOGWOOD
"Water Transfers:" Who decides? People, Policy and Politics BALLROOM C
10:00am-10:30am Break
Sponsored by: CH2MHill
10:30am-12:00pm Concurrent Panel Sessions: Seeking Solutions to Major Issues
Water Conservation as an Alternative Water Supply BALLROOM B
Nutrient Enrichment of Surface, Ground and Coastal Waters DOGWOOD
Public Perceptions and Practice: A Key to Sustaining Water Resources
   BALLROOM A
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (included)
1:00pm-1:15pm Presentation: Smallwood Foundation Best Graduate Poster Awards BALLROOM A
Student poster award sponsored by:
The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation
1:15pm-1:45pm Plenary Session: Symposium Synthesis, A Birdís Eye View
BALLROOM A
(moderator: T. Ankersen, Legal Skills Professor, University of Florida)
Mark Brown, Associate Professor, UF Dept of Environmental
    Engineering Sciences
Richard Hamann, Associate in Law, UF Levin College of Law
Sanford Berg, Director of Water Studies Public Utility Research Center,
    Warrington College of Business, UF
1:45pm-3:15pm Florida Policies and Programs: Challenges and Opportunities
BALLROOM A
(moderator: Les Thiele, Professor, University of Florida)
Mimi Drew, Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs and Energy, Florida
    Department of Environmental Protection
Kirby Green, Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District
Chip Merriam, Deputy Executive Director for Water Resources, South Florida
    Water Management District
David Moore, Executive Director, South West Florida Water
    Management District
David Still, Executive Director, Suwannee River Water Management
    District
Sponsored by: Poseidon Resources
3:15pm-3:45pm Break
3:45pm-4:45pm Plenary Session: Town Hall:                                              BALLROOM A
Implications for Floridaís Research and Education Agenda: Information, Technology and Policy Needs for Sustainable Water Resources

(moderator: Wendy Graham, Director, University of Florida Water Institute)
Open questions/dialogue with the audience, Symposium Synthesis team and the Policies and Programs panelists.
4:45pm -5:00pm Wrap up and Future Action
(moderator: Wendy Graham, Director, University of Florida Water Institute)
6:00pm- 9:00pm Opening Reception of the 14th Annual University of Florida Levin College of Law
Public Interest Environmental Conference, UF President's House.