On behalf of Christa Court.

John Leatherman

From: Court,Christa [mailto:cco...@ufl.edu]
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 9:10 AM
To: John Leatherman <jleat...@ksu.edu>
Subject: Water and Regional Science at 2018 UF Water Symposium: Solicitation of 
Interest

Hi John,

The Southern Regional Science Association is sponsoring the 2018 University of 
Florida Water Symposium, hosted by the UF Water Institute in an effort to bring 
more attention to social science aspects of water-related issues. Details can 
be found in the solicitation of interest below. Could you potentially 
distribute this announcement via the MCRSA distribution list? The more 
water-related regional science submissions, the merrier!
Thank you in advance,
Christa
Christa D. Court, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist and Assistant Director of the Economic Impact Analysis 
Program
University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Food and Resource Economics Department
Gainesville, Florida
Tel 352-294-7675
cco...@ufl.edu<mailto:cco...@ufl.edu>

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Water and Regional Science
at 2018 UF Water Institute Symposium
________________________________

The 6th biennial University of Florida Water Institute Symposium, held in 
Gainesville, FL on February 6-7, 2018, will bring together individuals from a 
broad range of disciplines and organizations to explore water issues from 
multiple perspectives. The Symposium, titled "Sustainable Water Resources: 
Complex Challenges, Integrated Solutions - Shaping our Water Future", will 
focus on current water use, conservation, restoration, and adaptation efforts 
and challenges while envisioning ways of sustaining our water systems. 
Innovative science, technology, cultural, policy, and management solutions will 
be explored through presentations, poster sessions and panels in the following 
areas:

  *   Drivers of social, hydrologic, ecologic, and economic change
  *   Impacts to coastal, surface water, spring, and aquifer systems
  *   Tradeoffs among use, conservation, restoration, and adaptation
  *   Solutions through science, technology, cultural, policy, and management 
approaches
This year, the Symposium will include a Special Session/Panel Session on Water 
and Regional Science, sponsored by the Southern Regional Science Association 
(SRSA) and organized by Christa Court. Economic prosperity, quality of life, 
and the environment are all inextricably linked by water. Availability, 
quality, and use of water are regional by nature and though interregional trade 
in water is possible, regional variations in natural and historical resource 
allocations will continue to play roles in regional development and will likely 
become more important over time. Absent improvements in water management and 
efficiency improvements related to water use, additional stress on water 
resources might lead to reduced economic development potential (even the 
possibility of negative growth), poorer quality of life, and environmental 
hazards across regions within the U.S. and around the world. The 
interdisciplinary field of regional science – with its focus on the important 
roles of local and regional processes to socioeconomic performance and 
sustainability, its explicit treatment of spatial relationships, and its 
increasing attention devoted to modeling the linkages between the human system 
and the environment – is ideally suited to contribute high quality, policy 
relevant research on water.

One session within the Symposium will include an introductory presentation that 
will introduce the field of regional science and its potential for 
contributions to water-related research to Symposium participants, select 
regional science research presentations, and a briefing on plans for a special 
issue on water within SRSA’s official journal, the Review of Regional Studies. 
All additional accepted regional science presentations will be interwoven 
throughout other interdisciplinary sessions according to the research topic 
area.  During abstract submission, potential SRSA participants will be asked to 
identify “SRSA Submission” at the beginning of their abstract so that accepted 
abstracts can be easily identified by Symposium participants. Student poster 
submissions are also encouraged and will be eligible for the three “Best 
Poster” awards and a prize of $1,000.


Dates of Interest:

* Call for abstracts

August 18, 2017

* Abstract submission deadline

October 12, 2017

* Online registration opens

November 10, 2017

* Early registration deadline

January 7, 2018

* 6th Biennial Water Symposium

February 6-7, 2018










SRSA members that are interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact 
Christa Court at cco...@ufl.edu<mailto:cco...@ufl.edu> for additional 
information and to be added to the mailing list for distribution of the 
official Call for Abstracts.


________________________________

Please share with others who might wish to attend.



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