About Us

Vision

Water sustainability for complex socioecosystems.

Mission

The USF Water Institute brings together faculty, students and stakeholders to conduct transdisciplinary research, provide innovative educational experiences, and facilitate public outreach efforts that promote science-based solutions to local and global water challenges.

Partners & Sponsors

  • Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
  • Children's Board of Hillsborough County
  • City of Altamonte Springs
  • City of Lakeland
  • City of Tallahassee
  • City of Tampa
  • City of Tampa Mayor's Beautification Program
  • City of Tampa Wastewater Department
  • City of Tampa Water Department
  • City of Winter Haven
  • Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
  • Florida Department of Agriculture
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Florida Division of Forestry
  • Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC)
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Florida Lake Management Society
  • Florida LAKEWATCH (University of Florida IFAS)
  • Freisner Herbarium, Butler University
  • Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation & Conservation Dept.
  • Hillsborough County Planning and Growth Management
  • Hillsborough County Public Works Department
  • Hillsborough County Public Works, Stormwater Division
  • Hillsborough County Public Works, Stormwater Section
  • Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance
  • USF Institute of Systematic Botany
  • Jim Walter Partnership/USF School of Social Work
  • Lake County Water Authority
  • Leon County Board of County Commissioners
  • Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
  • Mayor's Beautification Program
  • Multiple Sponsors (Please see website.)
  • National Science Foundation
  • New College
  • New York Flora Association
  • Orange County Board of County Commissioners
  • Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
  • Polk County Board of County Commissioners
  • Polk County BOCC, Parks and Natural Resources Division
  • Professional Services Industrial, Inc. (and Collier County)
  • Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
  • Sarasota County Government
  • Seminole County
  • Seminole County Public Works
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Tampa Bay Water
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (subcontract with University of Florida)
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • University of West Alabama
  • Volusia County Board of County Commissioners