The UF Water Institute and Duke Energy invite you to participate in the 8th 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.


J. Wayne Reitz Union
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


Tuesday to Wednesday
February 22-23, 2022


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2022 Themes

The 2022 Symposium will focus on innovative science, technology, education, policy, and management advances that address the following pressing water issues:

Student poster authors are eligible to compete for "Best Poster" awards based on the quality of the abstract, poster and discussion. Four “Best Poster” winners will each receive a prize of $1000 to help fund future participation at a national conference.

Keynote Speaker

Margaret Palmer

Margaret Palmer

Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, College Park and Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

Tentative Agenda

View the tentative schedule below:

Registration Opens

Opening Plenary Session

AM Break

Concurrent Sessions

Lunch Break

Concurrent Sessions

PM Break

Poster Session

This poster session will feature a judged student poster competition

End of Day 

Registration Opens

Concurrent Sessions

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 

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Thank you AWRA for sponsoring two of the four student poster awards!


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.


Additional information on discounted rates for symposium attendees coming soon.

Hotel 1

Reitz Union Hotel

Located at the Venue

Hotel 2

Holiday Inn Gainesville - University Ctr

One mile from the Venue

Get in Touch

Contact the symposium organizers for any additional questions you may have