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The 4th UF Water Institute Symposium

The 4th UF Water Institute Symposium continued the success of previous symposia providing an unparalleled venue for exploring the multidisciplinary scope of critical science, policy and management issues fundamental to securing Florida’s water future. The two-day event brought over 325 scientists, engineers, faculty, students, water related professionals and private citizens together from academic, industry, agricultural, environmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations, to focus on issues surrounding “Water Supply Planning in a Non-Stationary World.” Over 150 contributed oral and poster presentations and several panel discussions in 5 major themes tackled complex issues related to water supply planning from multiple perspectives. In addition, the final plenary session included a panel of leaders of Florida’s agencies responsible for water planning and management, followed by a panel exploring the role of grass-roots versus political leadership in establishing a Water Ethic in Florida.

The two day event provided stimulating ideas and insights into recent successes and new challenges to water supply planning as well as new research, education, policies and programs that should be developed to ensure successful water supply planning for the coming decades. This Water Institute flagship event is unmatched in stimulating interaction, networking and learning about sustainable water resources from multiple perspectives.
  • Impacts of changing drivers on water resources
  • Water quality protection and treatment
  • Managing water for people and the environment
  • Water security: the water-energy-food nexus
  • Science, stakeholders and decision-making
Symposium participants comment:

“Good job bringing in speakers and panelist with varying but important perspectives on large issue involving water in both Florida and the world.”

“…many innovative methods and research projects were presented showing the level of interest in correcting problems with Florida water supply and quality”

I most appreciated “....hearing that we need to touch people's hearts to move them towards behavior change, as well as the high quality physical science on aquifer drawdown and complex ecological processes. I am very impressed by the caliber of this conference.””

"Excellent poster session. Great food”

"The presenters represented a broad range of backgrounds, from wet-behind-the-eyes students to gnarled veterans. The breakout sessions also were diverse and had many timely topics, sometimes making it hard to choose."

"I often attend these sorts of meetings and they are either focused on ecology or engineering. It was nice to see social sciences, chemistry, and outside agencies/practitioners at the UF WI Symposium."
4th UF Water Institute Symposium

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