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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

What is Hard Water?

Hard water is a result of dissolved minerals Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese. Hard water is a very common problem, affecting water in more than 85% of the country (Water Quality Association). The term "hardness" is applied to the soap...
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Tips and Techniques for Watering Your Florida Lawn

When it comes to watering our lawns, many homeowners just set out the sprinkler system, turn it on and let it run for a while, assuming our lawns are getting enough water. The reality is many may be underwatering or overwatering their grass. It...
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Lead in Drinking Water

Lead contamination poses a serious threat to drinking water safety. Both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agree that Lead is harmful to health, especially for children. There is...
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