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Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience

Leading Stetson University in tackling complex environmental challenges. Providing policy options to protect natural resources in Central Florida and beyond. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Implementing solutions with government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, local businesses, and other community stakeholders in conjunction with student and faculty research 


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Students with interests in the environment and sustainable solutions have opportunities to work with faculty and community leaders from government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses in the region to conduct research, develop policy, or participate in public education efforts that identify environmental problems and help implement solutions.

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IWER promotes interdisciplinary learning and research, advances policy development, develops leadership for solving challenging environmental issues, and demonstrates environmental stewardship as a core university value.

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  • Train students to become global citizens who impact how people consume water and environmental resources on local, political, and global levels 
  • Educate the public about water and environmental sustainability through special events, non-credit programming, and online resources 
  • Impact local, state, federal, and international policy related to water and other environmental resource conservation and sustainability 
  • Shift the behaviors of millions of people to conserve valuable water and environmental resources 

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Student and faculty research is focused primarily on the following 4 areas: 

  1. Sustainability Management 
  2. Coastal Ecology and Conservation 
  3. Florida Springs 
  4. Climate Adaptation 

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