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Florida's Land Grant University

Visit this exhibit for free from September 29th, 2012 through January 2nd, 2013 at:

Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida Cultural Plaza
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.

Florida Museum of Natural History

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View the Smithsonian Folklife Festival site for more about the exhibit

Water: Connections for Life

Sustaining a water future in an increasingly complex world is one of our greatest challenges. It will require commitment and tackling issues from many perspectives and scientific disciplines. One key to sustaining water resources will be building innovative partnerships between scientists, stakeholders and resource managers connecting science and action.

  1. The University of Florida Water Institute (YouTube)
  2. Water: Connections for Life (YouTube)
  3. Florida's Aquifer Adventure - Geological Survey (YouTube)

UF in Action

UF Water Institute is building partnerships connecting scientists from the physical, ecological and social science disciplines to develop the new knowledge, new technologies and new ways of thinking about water use, management, and policy required for sustaining the earth's water resources.

You can help!

  1. Floridan aquifer system

What we do everyday matters to our sustainable water future.

  • Fix water leaks
  • Turn off running water
  • Take shorter showers
  • Landscape with plants that need less water
  • Do not dump household chemicals down drains or pour on the ground
  • Do not flush expired medicine down the toilet
  • Reduce pesticide and fertilizer use
  • Maintain natural wetlands and wooded areas for filtering runoff
Be informed
  • Figure out your daily water usage
  • Learn about your water sources. Does it come from a local river or aquifer?
  • Learn where your used water goes. Where is your wastewater treated? Does it discharge to a natural water body?
  • Learn where runoff from your yard goes. Where is the storm drain? What natural water body does it discharge to?

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