Water Information Summit - (WIS-12)

INFORMATION FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Hotel Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
November 2-3, 2010

Introduction:

The Water Information Summit (WIS) is the flagship conference of the WaterWeb Consortium which promotes the sharing of information concerning water and the earth’s environment. Our organization seeks to create a global community, bringing together educational, governmental, nonprofit, & commercial entities interested in water research, conservation, and management; linked electronically via the Internet. WaterWeb’s goals are to advance water related issues, promote the use of quality information, and share information with water use stakeholders and decision makers. WIS annual conferences have been held in Florida, Panama, The Netherlands, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, El Salvador, and Chile.

The theme for WIS-12 which will take place in the Dominican Republic, 2-3 November, 2010, is "Water Information for Disaster Preparedness," with focus on what information is needed, what is available, and what needs to be generated and communicated to civil society, government, and agencies based on "real life" experiences. The meeting will be hosted by the WaterWeb Consortium in association with INDRHI/CEHICA, UNESCO, GLOWS and CES. The program agenda is attached. More information can be found at our website: http://www.WaterWeb.org

Accommodations and Reservations

The 12th Water Information Summit will take place at the Hotel Santo Domingo located in República Dominicana. The Summit has a group rate of US$101 with taxes and breakfast included.

Request for reservations with the group rate should be sent to jrchalas@gmail.com or jcambero@indrhi.gov.do

http://www.hotelsantodomingo.com.do/

Agenda:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
09.00 - 10.00 AM Session 1 - Opening Session
10.00 - 11.30 AM Session 2 - Regional Experiences
11.30 - 01.00 PM Session 3 - Science and disaster prevention
01.00 - 02.30 PM ALMUERZO
02.30 - 04.00 PM Session 4 - The role of the media
04.00 - 05.30 PM Session 5 - The Caribbean experience and the case of Haiti

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
09.00 - 12.00 AM Roundatable on Information for Disaster Prepardeness – The case of Haití
12.00 - 12.30 AM Closing Session