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About The Water Institute, University of Florida

The University of Florida Water Institute brings together talent from throughout the University and builds internal and external partnerships to address urgent water research challenges; implement innovative interdisciplinary academic programs to train excellent students; and provide state-of-the-art expert assistance and educational programs for external stakeholders.  Water Institute faculty represent a breadth of water specialties from geophysical, chemical, biological and social sciences, engineering, law and humanities. 

Sherwood L. Stokes-Environment and Water Quality Scholarship

Sherwood L. Stokes provided this endowment through a bequest to support scholarships to students studying to improve and protect Florida’s environment in general, and water in  in particular. Stokes worked his way through Florida’s southern  college during the great depression by writing for field and stream, life and sports illustrated, After he earned his law degree from UF in 1948, he returned to Haines City, Fla., and started his own law firm. He became a lifelong environmental advocate and community activist. A member of the a Sierra Club and Audubon  Society, Stokes helped found the Save Our Lakes program and encouraged the use of treated wastewater for irrigation.

 He passed away in 1998.