Sustainable Water Resources
Complex Challenges, Integrated Solutions

The UF Water Institute and Duke Energy invite you to participate in the 9th biennial UF Water Institute Symposium. The Symposium will bring together individuals from a broad range of disciplines and organizations to explore water issues from multiple perspectives.

Where

J. Wayne Reitz Union
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

When

Tuesday to Wednesday
February 20-21, 2024

Announcements

Stay up to date on symposium announcements by browsing the list below:

  • 01/10/2024
    Symposium Program Announced!
    We are pleased to announce an impressive presentation line-up for the 2024 UF Water Institute Symposium!
  • 09/06/2023
    Registration is now Open!
    Early registration for the Symposium is now available through December 13!
  • 08/07/2023
    Call for Abstracts Now Open!
    Submit your abstract for oral or poster presentation by October 13, 2023!
  • 05/24/2023
    Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
    Get involved and show your support for the UF Water Institute Symposium!
  • 04/25/2023
    UF/IFAS Extension Scholarships Available!
    Apply by October 13, 2023 for registration and travel costs to the Symposium!
  • 03/29/2023
    Call for Session Proposals Open!
    For the first time, the UF Water Institute is issuing an open call to the water science, technology, education, policy, management and stakeholder community to assist with developing our symposium agenda!
  • 03/07/2023
    Mark Your Calendar for 2024!
    The 9th UF Water Institute Symposium will be held February 20-21, 2024. Make your plans to join us!
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Keynote Speakers

Stephen Loheide

Stephen Loheide

Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin

Catherine L. Kling

Catherine L. Kling

Professor
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University

Agenda-at-a-Glance

View the tentative schedule below:

Check-in Begins

Opening Plenary Session

AM Break

Concurrent Sessions

Lunch Break

Concurrent Sessions

PM Break

Concurrent Sessions

Poster Session & Reception

This poster session will feature a judged student poster competition

Check-in Begins

Plenary Session

AM Break

Concurrent Sessions

Lunch Break

Concurrent Sessions

Afternoon Break

Closing Plenary

Winners of the student poster competition will be announced at this time

Symposium Concludes 

Post-Symposium Event

Science on Tap: Cheers from the Arctic!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.

Home to the world’s second largest ice sheet, Greenland is a crucial location for climate change research. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a scientist conducting research in a country that’s 80% covered by ice? Join the Florida Museum, the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute and the UF Water Institute at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. for brrrrrews with a polar punch! Grab a beer, a bite to eat and hear from a team of UF graduate students and faculty studying water in Greenland as they share stories from their Arctic adventures.

Sponsors

FOUNDING SPONSOR
SILVER SPONSORS
BRONZE SPONSORS
STUDENT POSTER AWARDS SPONSORS
STUDENT SPONSORS
FRIENDS OF WATER INSTITUTE

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

J. Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville, FL

The J. Wayne Reitz Union is the student union of the University of Florida, located on Museum Road on the university campus in Gainesville, Florida. The building, which was originally completed in 1967, contains dining facilities, meeting rooms, offices, a computer lab, a game room, retail stores, a movie theater and a hotel.

Hotels

Visit our Accommodations page for more information on discounted room rates for the following hotels:

Hotel 1

Reitz Union Hotel

Located at the Venue

Hotel 2

AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown

One mile from Venue

Hotel 2

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Ctr

One mile from Venue

Hotel 2

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

Two miles from Venue

Hotel 2

Aloft by Marriott University Area Gainesville

Two miles from Venue

Get in Touch

Contact the symposium organizers for any additional questions you may have