Dear Water Institute Faculty, Students and Friends:
There are two Water Institute events coming up in September:
1) The UF Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar series kicks off next Thursday September 4th at 3pm.
September 4, 2008
Steve Leitman<http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/events/downloads/leitman_bio.pdf>, Florida State University.
Seminar Title: Lessons Learned from the demise of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Compact and subsequent litigation
Time: 3 pm Thursday, September 4, 2008
Location: 122 Rogers Hall
Other speakers in this series include: (see http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/events/seminars.html for more details)
Foster Brown, Research Scientist, Governance & Sustainable Development, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Nov 6th)
Robert Costanza, Director, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont (Dec 4th)
Tissa Illangsakare, AMAX Distinguished Chair of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Subsurface Processes, Colorado School of Mines (Jan 8th)
* M. Pilar Cornejo-Grunauer, Professor, Marine Science and Marine Engineering, ESPOL (Feb 5th)
Daniel P. Loucks, Professor of Water Resource Planning and Management, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (Mar 5th)
James Shortle, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Penn State University (Apr 2)
Carlos M. Duarte, Research Scientist, Aquatic Ecology, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies<http://www.imedea.uib.es/index_en.html> (TBD)
Stephen Lansing, Professor of Ecological Anthropology, University of Arizona (TBD)
2) The UF Water Institute is hosting a St. Johns River Water Management District Technical Symposium on River Withdrawals Sept. 17-18, 2008, at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 S.W. 34th St., Gainesville.
The purpose of this meeting is for the District's scientists and its outside experts to discuss the first phase of the District's investigation of potential cumulative effects of surface water withdrawals from the St. Johns and Ocklawaha rivers. The meeting is open to the public and public comment will be invited at the end of each day's proceedings. For more information on this issue see http://www.sjrwmd.com/surfacewaterwithdrawals/index.html
Preregistration for this meeting is required due to potential space limitations. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To accommodate interested members of the public unable to attend the two-day meeting, the meeting will also be provided on the Internet via streaming video.
To register please go to https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=629471. There are two registration options available:
* Free attendance option does not include participation in coffee breaks or lunch for either day of the program.
* $138 registration fee includes participation in coffee breaks and lunch for both days of the program.