Water Resources Conference
January 13, 2017
Cohen Center, FGCU
This year's theme “Resiliency: Reducing Impacts & Bouncing Back” recognizes our region's ever-present need to prepare for shocks both to our water systems and environments as well as those shocks from water phenomena (floods, droughts, hurricanes, etc.). Resiliency is about minimizing immediate impacts from these shocks and recovering quickly after such shocks. As always, we have arranged for presentations by some of the leading experts in water resources, and will include some of the top decision-makers responsible for water resource planning and management in Southwest Florida, the State and the Nation. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. Sessions will conclude around 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a networking social.
The conference brings together researchers, managers, agency staff, consultants, and other interested parties to discuss ongoing technical and social research and innovative projects, to share ideas, and to increase awareness of the issues of water supply, water use efficiency, waterbody protection, watershed health, and environmental sustainability facing Florida.
As has become its tradition, the conference is Florida's premier student poster contest for water resources students statewide. Cash prizes are offered for the best research posters, with first, second, and third-place awards in two divisions, graduate students and undergraduate/high school students.