The Water School is home to 2 Departments, 5 Programs, and 4 Centers and Research
Institutes. Each of these Centers focus on expanding Undergraduate and Graduate students'
educational hands-on research each of their respective fields.
The Centers bring together faculty from all disciplines and Colleges within the University
to work together on complex, topical and comprehensive issues.
Our vision is a Southwest Florida that promotes the interconnectedness of natural
and social systems required to create a healthy and resilient environment for the
benefit of all.
The Coastal Watershed Institute (CWI) is an interdisciplinary group of FGCU faculty
researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, & community partners with a collaborative
focus on watershed-related concerns and their impacts on the coastal environments
of Southwest Florida.
The Everglades Wetland Research Park (EWRP) provides teaching, research, and service
related to wetland, river, coastal science and ecological engineering.
Our unique facility in nearby Bonita Springs serves as an easy-access point to Estero
Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is an important base of operations for studies of Southwest
Florida’s coastal and watershed habitats.