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Category: Water

Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local

aerial view of wastewater treatment plant

In a recent study, researchers at the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) demonstrated that small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can benefit from struvite recovery. This method lowers phosphorus (P) output and conserves an extremely valuable natural… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers share data on copper concentrations in stormwater ponds

stormwater pond

If you ask the average Floridian what copper sulfate is, chances are most won’t know. But ask them if they’ve ever seen a bright blue stormwater pond and they’ll likely say yes. Copper sulfate kills algae in ponds… Read More

Podcast series features UF/IFAS water researchers

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Faculty and graduate students in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department went behind the microphone for a new podcast series. Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) students involved in the Streaming Science project interviewed more than half a… Read More

New research examines how hurricanes impact inland waters

ocean waves on-shore

A hurricane is a devastating natural disaster. Loss of life and destruction of property are two things most people think of in the aftermath of a hurricane. New UF/IFAS-led research focuses on how hurricanes impact some inland waters…. Read More

UF Water Institute affiliate faculty awarded NIFA grant

coastal marsh

From the UF Water Institute Three UF Water Institute affiliate faculty members have been awarded a USDA NIFA grant to assess the impacts of saltwater intrusion (SWI) in agricultural areas. The grant totals $500,000 and includes the assessment… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Department chair receives textbook award

textbook cover Freshwater Ecology

Dr. Matt Whiles, the chair of the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is a recipient of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Textbook Excellence Award for 2020. Whiles and co-author Dr. Walter Dodds won the award… Read More

Graduate Student Research Spotlight: Audrey Goeckner

stormwater pond in Gainesville, Florida

Thesis: “Carbon Dynamics of Urban Stormwater Ponds: Burial, Gas Flux, and Dissolved Organic Matter Composition” Topic: Permanently wet stormwater ponds are engineered control systems that are increasing in number on the landscape. Their purpose is to relieve flooding and… Read More

UF Water Institute awards faculty fellowship to Soil and Water Sciences assistant professor

citrus trees at UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, assistant professor of citrus water and nutrient management, is a recipient of the University of Florida Water Institute’s faculty fellow award. Kadyampakeni, who joined the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Science Department in September 2016, conducts… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Mariya Petrova

women in kayak on stormwater pond talking to people onshore

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised… Read More