Dear UF Colleagues:


The deadline for submitting abstracts to the UF Water Institute
Symposium is THIS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10th.  This symposium promises to be
intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking event.   We have a
great line-up of plenary speakers who have committed to participate


*         Dr. Peter Gleick
<>   (co-founder and
President of the Pacific Institute) who will kick-off the conference
with a global look at connections between water and human health, the
hydrologic impacts of climate change, and sustainable water use

*         Dr. Robert Hirsch
<>  (Associate Director
for Water, USGS) who will be the plenary speaker on the challenges of
population growth and land use change to water resources sustainability
from a national perspective

*         Dr. Steve Zebiak
(Director of International Research Institute for Climate and Society,
Columbia University) who will be the plenary speaker on the challenges
of climate variability and climate change to water resources

*         Dr. Lora Fleming
<>  (Co-Director of
the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University of
Miami) who will be the plenary speaker on public health challenges to
water resources sustainability


We will systematically be moving from a global to national to local
perspective during the conference, as well as from presentation formats
to more interactive panel discussions and town hall meetings.  We will
wrap up with a panel session, featuring the Executive Directors of each
of the Water Management Districts, that focuses on Florida's Water
Policies and Programs and Implications for a Research and Education


This is a great opportunity to showcase UF's Water Programs.  I hope
that you will submit an abstract and attend the symposium.  Instructions
for abstract submittal are included below.


Best Regards,


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 the challenges and
issues of ensuring water resources sustainability for Florida and


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. For submittal instructions please see   


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 .  Note that all
presenters will be expected to register for the symposium.


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