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Category: Water

UF/IFAS WATER

Enhancing and protecting water quality, water quantity, and water supply are high-priorities of the UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service. This is because water plays a critical role in sustaining Florida’s environment and economic vitality, which are keys to a high quality of life. Florida must enhance and protect its domestic water supply while also meeting the water requirements of agriculture, horticulture, tourism, and industry, as well as the state’s 20 million inhabitants and its natural systems, all without placing undue pressure on a finite resource.

Featured New Faculty: Masanori Fujimoto

By Jessica Southard Pardo, Communications Specialist, Soil and Water Sciences Department  Since Masanori Fujimoto was a small child, he always wanted to understand things – how does this work, why does that look a certain way, how did… Read More

Nature Coast research internships give UF students an edge

Last summer, Cory Gillis found himself waking before dawn at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, where he’d been assigned to track the breeding calls of the northern bobwhite quail as part of an internship with the U.S…. Read More

Featured New Faculty: Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha

Jessica Southard Pardo, Communication Specialist, SWS Jehangir Bhadha, Assistant Professor, SWS Dr. Jehangir Bhadha joined SWS as an Assistant Professor of Nutrient Management at the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) in Belle Glade, Florida. His research priorities… Read More

Grant to build up ecological ‘resilience’ in Big Bend

In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. For residents who depend on the fishing grounds… Read More