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   Upcoming Seminar Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series

Christine Kirchhoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
University of Connecticut

"Climate-Resilient Water Governance and Management: Progress and Challenges"

2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
Chamber, J. Wayne Reitz Union

The UF Academic Cluster for graduate studies in Hydrologic Sciences is a unique interdisciplinary teaching program designed to broaden the skills of science and engineering students who are interested in all aspects of water; i.e., occurrence and quantity, distribution, circulation, quality, and management/policy use on and in earth. The academic cluster in Hydrologic Sciences emphasizes broad and rigorous training in a wide range of areas of expertise.

The program requirements were developed in recognition of the diversity in academic backgrounds and the professional goals of the students. Thus, flexibility in selection of courses is an essential feature of the program, allowing students to develop individualized academic plans of study in order to meet the overall goals and objectives of the Hydrologic Sciences cluster and those of their own degree programs

Hydrologic science deals with the occurrence, distribution, circulation, and properties of water on the earth. It is clearly a multidisciplinary science, as water is important to and affected by physical, chemical, and biological processes within all compartments of the earth system: the atmosphere, glaciers and ice sheets, solid earth, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

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