Early Registration ends
tomorrow Tuesday, January 19th
The University of Florida and Duke Energy partner to host
The 5th UF Water Institute Symposium
February 16 - 17, 2016
J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida Campus
Gainesville, Florida

Trends, cycles and extreme events pose significant challenges to sustainable management of water resources. Rising sea levels cause more frequent coastal flooding and intrusion of salt water into municipal and agricultural water supplies. Inter-annual and multi-decadal climate cycles challenge our ability to disentangle impacts of variable precipitation and anthropogenic water use on aquatic ecosystems. Extreme floods and droughts, along with chronic nutrient loading, trigger harmful algal blooms in estuaries and inland waters. Such trends, cycles, and extreme events present complex physical and social challenges that require improved scientific understanding and innovative engineering and management solutions.

The opening keynote speaker for Tuesday February 16th is Dr. Jay Famiglietti ( who, in addition to being a renowned scientist, speaks regularly to lay audiences.  He appeared in the film Last Call at the Oasis<> and on 60 minutes<> discussing the California drought and the global depletion of groundwater. The poster session (evening of February 16th ) showcases graduate student research.  Finally there is a  plenary panel planned for the afternoon of Wednesday February 17th  entitled "Imagining Climate Change: Science and Fiction in Dialogue".  The conference will also include a mix of more than 180 contributed oral and poster presentations.

Early Registration ends Tuesday, January 19th.  Be sure to register today. Conference registration fees are detailed below:

Conference Registration Fees



Registration Type

(11/10/15 - 01/19/16)

(01/20/16 - 01/31/16)

One Day Only



Regular (Both Days)



Student (Both Days)



Lisette M. Staal, Research Coordinator
UF Water Institute
570 Weil Hall, PO Box 116601
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6601

Phone 352-392-5893 x 2114
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