Dear Colleagues:

The deadline for submitting abstracts to the UF Water Institute Symposium is MIDNIGHT THIS FRIDAY OCTOBER 9th.  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 including:

  • Ms. Carol Browner, (invited) Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
  • Mr. Michael Sole, (invited) Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
  • Dr. Brian Richter (confirmed) Director, Sustainable Waters Program, The Nature Conservancy 
  • Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig,  (confirmed) Senior Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University 
  • Dr. Aaron Wolfe  (confirmed) Professor of Water Resource Policy and Conflict Resolution , Oregon State University 
  • Mr. Dan Bena  (confirmed) Director of Sustainability, Health, Safety, and Environment, PepsiCo International Division

I hope that you will submit an abstract and attend the symposium.  Instructions for abstract submittal and details on registration are included below.

Best Regards,

Wendy Graham  

 LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Deadline:  Midnight Friday October 9th 2009   
Note: Student presenters will compete for 3 "Best Poster" awards of $1000 each to be used to participate at a national conference to present their work!   

The University of Florida and Progress Energy partner to host the

 2nd UF Water Institute Symposium

 February 24-26, 2010

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville, Florida 


We invite you to submit an abstract for the 2nd UF Water Institute Symposium focused on Complex Challenges and Integrated Solutions for Sustainable Water Resources.  This symposium will bring together social and physical scientists, engineers, academics, policy makers, water managers, industry and utility representatives, lawyers, students and the public to examine complex water issues from multiple perspectives.  Presentations are sought that focus on new research, education, policy and technology developments in the following interdisciplinary areas:  
  • Hydrologic, biogeochemical, and ecological processes  
  • Human dimensions of water sustainability: communication, conflict and control  
  • Optimal use of integrated water supplies   
  • Managing water and energy in a transitioning environment    
  • Integrating science and policy for improved water management   
    Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, and must be submitted electronically using the online submission form no later than October 9, 2009. To review detailed topics within each of the areas or to submit an abstract, go to Authors will be notified by email regarding acceptance and format (oral or poster) of their presentation no later than November 6, 2009  All presenters must register for the conference. 
    Registration Rates: includes full participation in two day symposium, evening reception, breaks and lunch on both days  
     Early Registration (opens Nov 6th, 2009)   Professionals  $200, Students $75
     * Late Registration (after  Jan 5, 2010)   Professionals  $250, Students $125 
    Accommodations:  Hilton University of Florida Conference Center is offering participants a special room rate of $139 per night.  The UF Conference Center is a “Florida Green Lodge.”   Reservation deadline for discounted hotel rooms: January 21, 2010.  
    We hope to see you there!

    Wendy Graham
    Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
    Director UF Water Institute
    PO Box 116601
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, Florida 32611-6601

    Phone 352-392-5893 x 2113
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