Speaker Presentations & Posters

The Symposium convened scientists, practitioners, policy experts, and others to address complex water issues and explore solutions from diverse perspectives. With over 500 participants, the event facilitated the sharing of cutting-edge science, technology, education, policy, and management advancements.

Keynote Presentations were delivered by Dr. Stephen Loheide, Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, and Dr. Catherine L. Kling, Professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

The Symposium featured more than 270 contributed oral and poster presentations centered around the following themes:

  • Water Quality Drivers and Their Impacts on Public, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health
  • Water Scarcity, Allocation, and Reuse
  • Building Resilience to Extreme Events, Climate Change, and Sea Level Rise
  • Hydroecological Connections Across the Land-Sea Continuum
  • Water Governance and Environmental Justice
  • Intersection of Science, Stakeholders, and Decision-Making
  • Education, Technology, and Decision Tools for Enhanced Water Management
  • AI/Machine Learning, Big Data, and Convergent Science for Water Systems

The Symposium's Final Plenary Session, titled "Translating Scientific Insights to Decision Making," provided a forum to explore the pathways through which scientific knowledge informs governance structures at all levels. It also examined the reciprocal pathways of information guiding crucial research questions and the best practices for fostering open discourse among scientists, decision-makers, regulators, and the public.

To view the 9th UF Water Institute Symposium oral presentations, posters and other program highlights see the links below:

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