If you have not already done so, please submit an abstract for the UF
Water Institute Symposium.  The deadline is 10 days away.  For more
information see below and attached


Wendy Graham


The University of Florida and Progress Energy partner to host The UF
Water Institute Symposium

"Sustainable Water Resources: Florida Challenges, Global Solutions"


February 27 - 28, 2008, Gainesville, Florida - Hilton University of
Florida Conference Center




The UF Water Institute encourages you to submit an abstract on-line for
presentation at the UF Water Institute Symposium focused on Florida
Challenges and Global Solutions for Sustainable Water Resources  The two day symposium will bring
together scientists, engineers, academics, policy makers, water
managers, industry representatives, lawyers, students and the public
interested in exchanging ideas and considering new ways to address the
complex, inter-related challenges to water resources sustainability.
Presentations are being sought to share examples of research, education,
new technologies and improved policies related to some of the major
challenges and issues of ensuring water resources sustainability for
Florida and beyond.  Presentation topics will include, but are not
limited to:


Challenges to water resource sustainability

* Population growth and land use change impacts to water resource

* Climate variability and climate change factors impacting water
resource sustainability 

* Public health, wildlife health, ecosystem health and water resource

Solutions for pressing issues using science, technology, policy and

* Water availability and allocation 

* Nutrient enrichment of surface, ground and coastal waters 

* Sources and impacts of emerging contaminants 

* Socioeconomic impacts of water resources decisions 

* Public perceptions, values and attitudes toward water issues 


Attention Students:  Prizes for the two best student posters will be


All abstracts must be submitted electronically using the submission form
no later than October 10, 2007.  

All presenters must register for the conference.


Registration Rates: includes full participation in two day symposium,
reception, breaks and lunch on both days * Standard $150, * Students $
50, * Late Registration (after Dec 31st) $205


Dates of Interest:

* Abstract submission Deadline -October 10, 2007 

* On-line Registration opens -October 30, 2007

* Registration deadline -December 31, 2007

* Reservation deadline for discounted hotel rooms -January 24, 2008


Accommodations:  Hilton University of Florida Conference Center is
offering participants a special room rate of $129 per night.  The UF
Conference Center is a "Florida Green Lodge."


For more information:  Visit:

Contact : Lisette Staal, UF Water Institute, [log in to unmask] tel: (352)
392-5893 x2116, fax: (352) 392-6855