State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2008FL215B
Title: Addition of Ecological Algorithms into the RSM Model
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2009
End Date: 2/28/2010
Congressional District: 3
Focus Categories: Hydrology, Ecology, Models
Keywords: Hydrology, Assistantships, South Florida Water Management District, Modeling, Water quality, Cooperative Agreement
Principal Investigators: Kiker, Gregory Alan; Graham, Wendy D; Munoz-Carpena, Rafael (University of Florida)
Federal Funds: $ 6667
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 16666
Abstract: The goal of this project is to train Ph.D. scientists and engineers working in critical areas of water resources which are targeted to meet South Florida's short- and long-term needs. The project will be led by faculty from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (UF/ABE) who are represented in the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster (HSAC) at the University of Florida (UF). This faculty has already established strong research and teaching collaborations, and their collective expertise will provide the underpinning of the proposed program.

Research to be pursued by the Ph.D. students will focus on two hydrologic and ecological modeling issues in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) according to the existing cooperative Agreement between the SFWMD and FL-WRC. Additional synergistic activities proposed between the three project partners (including summer stays at SFWMD, participation of qualified SFWMD personnel on graduate committees, joint presentation of results at state, national and international meetings, co-authorship in peer-reviewed publications, etc.) will provide a unique opportunity for collaboration.

Progress/Completion Report, 2008, PDF
Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF
Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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