Feb 16-17, 2016 | UF Water Institute Symposium | Gainesville, FL

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 challenges that require improved scientific understanding and innovative engineering and management solutions.

We invite you to participate in the 5th biennial UF Water Institute Symposium, focused on understanding causes of trends, cycles and extreme events and their consequences for urban, agricultural and environmental water users. The symposium will bring together individuals from a variety of institutions, disciplines and perspectives. Presentations, poster sessions and panel discussions will focus on new science, technology, and policy that address:

  • Drivers of and interactions among trends, cycles and extreme events
  • Impacts to coastal, surface water and aquifer systems
  • Solutions that integrate policy, management, science and technology to balance needs and build resilience

Dates of Interest:

  • Call for Abstracts: August 18, 2015
  • Abstract submission Deadline: October 12, 2015
  • On-Line Registration Opens: November 10, 2015
  • Early Registration Deadline: January 19, 2016

http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/Symposium2016/index.asp