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The University of Florida and Progress Energy partner to host
The 3rd UF Water Institute Symposium
February 15 - 16, 2012
J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida Campus
Gainesville, Florida 

 The 3rd UF Water Institute Symposium will  focus on Complex Challenges and Integrated Solutions for Nutrient Management in Watersheds. This symposium will bring together scientists, engineers, academics, non-governmental organizations, policy makers, water managers, industry and utility representatives, lawyers, students, and the public to explore emerging issues related to nutrient sources, dynamics, management, and policy from multiple perspectives.  

Invited Speakers Include:

·        Nancy Stoner,  Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency, "Numeric versus Narrative Nutrient Criteria for Florida"

·        Professor Dan Childers, Director, Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, " Peak Phosphorus and the Sustainable Phosphorus Initiative"

·        Professor Larry Band, Voit Gilmore Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina,  "Sources, Cycling and Control of Carbon and Nutrients in Urban and Agricultural Watersheds”


Presentations, posters sessions and panel discussions will focus on integrating new research, education, policy, and technology developments in the following areas:


In addition to the topics above student poster presentations will be accepted on any subject pertaining to water.  Student poster authors are eligible to compete for "Best Poster" awards based on the quality of the abstract, poster, and discussion. Three poster winners will receive prizes of $1000 each to be used as funding to support future participation at a national conference.  

Dates of Interest:
*Call for Abstracts August 16, 2011
*Abstract Submission Deadline October 10, 2011
*On-Line Registration Opens November 8, 2011
*On-Line Registration Deadline January 31, 2012




 Wendy Graham, Ph.D. 
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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