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Hurricane Irma’s Impacts on Florida’s Coastal Water Quality

Hurricane Irma is now two months behind us.  While most of us are familiar with, and may still be dealing with the impacts of the storm on land, the impacts to coastal environments can also be significant, though often overlooked because they are generally out of sight. Hurricane Irma may have left some lasting impacts on our coastal environments that will have both good and bad implications. While it is too early to understand the full extent


Ag BMPs: Implementation Verification Rulemaking Becomes Effective Today

The 2016 Florida Water Bill established that agricultural best management practices (BMPs) are enforceable and that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) shall verify implementation of BMPs by enrolled producers and landowners. In short, simply being enrolled in the BMP program is no longer enough, and producers are now required to demonstrate actual implementation of BMPs. Rulemaking to establish a


Reclaimed Water: Frequently Asked Questions

~A look at how reclaimed water is produced, what's in it and how it can be used on lawns and food crops.~ ~Follow the UF IFAS Water Agents on Facebook and Twitter. Reclaimed Water Florida is rightly known as the Sunshine State. My hometown of Tampa is blessed with an average of 244 days of sunny or partly sunny skies every year, and I love it!


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Your Local UF/IFAS Extension County Office

Our Extension agents are here to help. UF/IFAS has Extension offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties as well as 12 Research and Education Centers (RECs), Research and Demonstration Sites (RDSs), and several other offices are located throughout the state. More...

The UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education

The PIE Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining how people think about, form and act on opinions regarding complex agricultural and natural resources issues, enabling the public and policymakers to make informed decisions to preserve Florida's agricultural and natural resources assets. More...


UF Water Institute

The UF Water Institute brings together teams of leading researchers, educators, and students to address complex water issues through innovative interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach to develop  fundamental science, technologies, and policy alternatives for emerging ecological, agricultural and water supply issues. More...

Florida Climate Institute

The Florida Climate Institute is a multi-disciplinary network of universities in Florida working together and with external partners in the public and private sectors to achieve a better understanding of climate variability and change, impacts, and societal response. More...