2nd Call for Abstracts and Keynote Speaker Announced


This is a friendly reminder to submit an abstract for the 6th University of Florida Water Institute Symposium that will be held February 6-7, 2018 at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, on the University of Florida Campus.  Please see the call for abstracts below and on-line for detailsThe deadline for abstract submission is October 12, 2017.

The UF Water Institute is pleased to announce that Sandra Postel, Director of the Independent Global Water Policy Project will be the Keynote Speaker at the Symposium.   Sandra Postel lectures, writes and consults on global water issues. In 2010 she was appointed Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. Sandra’s new book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, will be released in October 2017. 

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The 6th University of Florida Water Institute Symposium

February 6-7, 2018

J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida Campus, Gainesville Florida



We encourage you to submit an abstract for the 6th UF Water Institute Symposium which will focus on current water use, conservation, restoration and adaptation efforts and challenges, as well as envisioning new ways of sustaining our water systems.   


Presentations are sought that focus on new research, education, policy and technology developments in the following interdisciplinary areas:


·         Drivers of social, hydrologic, ecologic and economic change   

·         Impacts to coastal, surface water, spring and aquifer systems

·         Tradeoffs among use, conservation, restoration and adaptation

·         Solutions through science, technology, cultural, policy and management approaches

To review detailed topics within each of these areas please see Call for Abstracts on the Symposium web site.

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.


Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, and must be submitted electronically using the on-line submission form no later than October 12, 2017.  Authors will indicate their preferred topic area and format (oral/poster) but final decisions will be made by the program committee.  Authors will be notified by email regarding acceptance and format of their presentation by November 10, 2017.  Accepted abstracts will be published online.


There is no charge for submitting an abstract. Conference registration will open November 10, 2017. Conference registration fees are detailed below:



Conference Registration Fees




Registration Type

(11/10/17 - 01/07/18)

( 01/07/18 - 01/19/18)

One Day Only



Regular (Both Days)



Student (Both Days)





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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 352-294-7741
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