Greetings, Water Institute friends -

Thanks to those of you who have already submitted abstracts. This email is to remind everyone else that the call for abstracts is still open (deadline extended to February 17) for the 2017 Unsaturated Zone Interest Group (UZIGWorkshop and Information Exchange titled "Land-Use Change, Climate Change, and Hydrologic Extremes: Unsaturated Zone Responses and Feedbacks". This will take place April 4-6 at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  

The workshop is being co-hosted by the University of Florida in Gainesville and the USGS.  It is a 3-day the workshop that will feature a keynote address by Dr. Upmanu Lall, Director of the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University, 2 days of oral and poster sessions, and a full day field trip. The workshop will promote collaborative sharing of ideas, research results, and technical expertise in a friendly informal setting. Its main objective will be to advance unsaturated-zone science by fostering lively exchange of information on emerging theories, data, and technology across research groups. As with previous UZIG meetings (2009 VZJ Special Section) presenters will have the opportunity to publish their original research in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.

The attached flyer describes the meeting. Please distribute or post as you see fit. Information about the workshop, registration details, and a form for submitting your abstract are available at the meeting website:


If you have questions, please contact Dr. Rafael Muņoz-Carpena, [log in to unmask], 352-392-1864 ext. 287 or Dr. Wesley Henson, [log in to unmask], 775-247-5730.


Please forward this message as you see fit. Hope to see you there!


-           The UZIG steering committee