The Clinic partners with UF’s interdisciplinary Adaptive Management of Water, Wetlands & Watersheds IGERT Program to support watershed-based organizations in integrating policy relevant science into planning at the watershed scale. Interdisciplinary student-faculty teams consolidate water quality data and other physical and social science parameters to determine the health of selected watersheds and work directly with stakeholder groups to design and develop policies to protect watershed health.
Recognizing the role of the University of Florida as a laboratory for sustainability innovation, the Clinic works with faculty and students from other Colleges to promote the principles and practice of sustainability on campus and in community.
The Clinic works to develop the legal and policy framework that reconciles coastal development with eroding beaches, sea level rise and other threats to the coastal environment in Florida.
The Clinic works closely with its sister clinic at the University of Costa Rica on projects that contribute to sustainable development, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Clinic assists with the development of law and policy tools and techniques to advance principles of sustainability and smart growth in land use in Florida.
The Clinic addresses the legal and policy issues facing Florida waterways and waterfronts and offers a variety of tools for state and local entities to consider in planning for the sustainable management of Florida’s waterways and the preservation of its working waterfronts.