Aerial photo of pine trees, a center pivot and other row crops, with the Sante Fe River winding in the bottom left corner.
The goal of this project is to promote economic sustainability of agriculture and silviculture in North Florida and South Georgia while protecting water quantity, quality, and habitat in the Upper Floridan Aquifer and the springs and rivers it feeds.


The Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) project is a Coordinated Agricultural Project funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The FACETS project brings scientists and stakeholders together in a participatory process to develop new knowledge needed to explore tradeoffs between the regional agricultural economy and environmental quality; understand changes needed to achieve agricultural water security and environmental protection; and to develop tools, incentives and educational programs for improved decision making.



This five-year project (2017-2022) is funded through the
United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute
of Food and Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.

University of Florida Water Institute University of Georgia Auburn University Albany State University