On behalf of Christa Court.
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
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 D. Court, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist and Assistant Director of the Economic Impact Analysis
University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Food and Resource Economics Department
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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
* 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
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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