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Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Dr. Yilin Zhuang

Regional Specialized Agent, Water Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Central District


Contact Yilin:

Email: yilinz@ufl.edu

Phone: 407-410-6901

Yilin Zhuang is a regional specialized agent working with water resources for the UF/IFAS Extension Central District. A passionate conservationist, engineer and educator, Zhuang works with clientele across Central Florida to manage and promote water conservation programs as well as find solutions to challenges facing Florida’s water supply. Zhuang, an environmental and civil engineer, is passionate about working with Floridians on solutions to enhance water quality, water quantity and water supply in Central Florida. During her time as a Community Resource Efficiency extension agent in Marion County, Zhuang worked extensively with government officials, conservation agencies, environmental engineers, educators and other stakeholders to develop materials and guides for water quality and quantity challenges facing Florida.

  • Publications

    Publications

    • Zhuang, Y., & LeCroy, J. (2016). Solving Water Issues through Community Outreach. The Proceedings of 2016 International Low Impact Development Conference, Beijing, China, June 26-29, 2016.

    • Zhuang, Y., & Zhang, Q. (2015). Exploring Water-Energy Nexus towards Integrated Water and Energy Management. The Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., July 19-23, 2015.

    • Zhuang, Y., & Zhang, Q. (2015). Evaluating Municipal Water Management Options with the Incorporation of Water Quality and Energy Consumption. Water Resources Management, 29 (1): 35-61.

    • Zhuang, Y., & Zhang, Q. (2013). Integrated Water Resources Management Incorporating Water Quality, Energy Consumption and Ecological Requirement. The Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., July 21-25, 2013.

    • Zhuang, Y., Yang, H., Guo, R., Zeng, G., & Ma, X. (2009). Environmental Indicator System for the Construction of Eco-Island – A Case Study of Chongming Island. Resources and Environment in the Yangtze Basin, 18 (10): 937-942

  • Awards & Recognition
    • 2017 Extension Professional Associations of Florida (EPAF) Marshall and Mildred Watkins Professional Improvement Award
    • Best Abstract Award of the 2017 UF/IFAS Extension Central District Symposium
    • 2012 University of South Florida Graduate Students Challenge Grant
    • Best Poster Award of the 2011 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Education & Research Conference
    • 2007 Tongji University Undergraduate Honor
  • Education
    • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida

    • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Tongji University

    • B.S., Environmental Science, Tongji University

The Latest by Dr. Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Are Bioplastics Better?

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Water Wednesdays Recap – DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

Water Wednesdays in September will feature Microplastics.   Microplastics include plastic particles with an upper size limit of 5 mm (0.2 inch). They come from a variety of sources. If...
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How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well

Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters. If your well has been flooded, meaning either...
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