WIS 3 - Agenda
 

THIRD WATER INFORMATION SUMMIT

Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities of Internet-Based Communications Supporting Sustainable Water Resources Management

Hyatt Regency Hotel Miami, Florida

November 3-5, 2000

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Thursday November 2, 2000

6:00 -- 7:00 p.m. Meeting of Co-chairs and Working Group Leaders - Orchid Room - C

7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. Early Bird Registration and Informal Happy Hour - Currents Bar

Friday November 3, 2000

8:00 -- 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Lower Promenade Registration - Lower Promenade

8:30 -- 9:00 a.m. OPENING SESSION - Jasmine Room

  • Carlos A. Fernandez-Jauregui UNESCO, Montevideo, Uruguay David W. Moody, Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN), Washington, District of Columbia, USA, Co-chairs
  • Welcoming Remarks - Carlos A. Fernandez-Jauregui-- UNESCO, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Summary of WaterWeb Consortium Activities -- Mantha Mehallis, Center for information Transfer (CIT), Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
  • Objectives of WIS-3 - Len Berry, Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

9:00 -- 10:00 a.m. Development of the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean - UNESCO's Information for All Programme -- Claudio Menezes, UNESCO, Montevideo, Uruguay.

10:00 -- 10:30 a.m. Networking Break - Lower Promenade

10:30 -- 12:00 a.m. WEB USE & USERS - I - Jasmine Room

  • Aida Iskoyan, Environmental Public Advocacy Center, Yerevan, Armenia Alberto J. Palombo, Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Co-chairs
  • Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) Water Information Special Interest Group - Nigel Browne, Institute for Housing and Urban Development, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • New opportunities for International and Multi-institutional Collaboration in Integrated Resources Management in the American Tropics: Perspective Provided by the City of Knowledge -- Rodrigo Tarte, Cuidad de Saber, Panamá, Panamá
  • Reflections in the Water World: Web Users and Web Use -- Honey Rand, Communications Solutions, Miami, Florida, USA

12:00 -- 2:00 p.m. Luncheon - Orchid Rooms - C and D

  • Introduction of Luncheon Speaker - Faye Anderson, International Water Resources Association, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
  • Insights on Redesigning the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN): Database Tools, Design and Reaction- Christine Manninen, Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2:00 -- 3:20 p.m. WATER USERS & WEB USE - II - Jasmine Room

  • Lenin Montano, CATHALAC, Panamá, Panamá Tabitha Madzura, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri USA, Co-chairs
  • Use of GIS to Deliver Information to Users Online -- Jerson Rivera, Tampa Bay Water, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Web-based Information for Integrated Water Resources Management of a Multi-national Aquifer: The Global Environmental Facility Project on the Guaraní Aquifer - Eduardo J. Usunoff, Instituto de Hidrologia de Llanuras, Azul, Argentina
  • The National Agricultural Library's Database of Online Documents Covering Water and Agriculture - Joseph R. Makuch, National Agricultural Library, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

3:30 -- 3:40 p.m. Charges to Working Group -- Alberto Palombo, Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

3:40 -- 4:00 p.m. Networking Break - Lower Promenade

4:00 -- 6:30 p.m. Working Group Discussions

  • Working Group 1 - Meeting the Information Needs of Watershed Managers, Policymakers, and Stakeholders (Group Leaders -- Eduardo Mestre R., Alberto Palombo, and Chris Murphy)
  • Working Group 2 - Developing and Delivering Educational and Professional Development Opportunities that Support Integrated Water Resources Management. (Group Leaders - Faye Anderson, Carlos A. Fernandez-Jauregui, and Mantha Mehallis)
  • Working Group 3 - Designing the Water Ring, the Links Database, and Other Elements of a Water Portal for the WaterWeb Site (Group Leaders - Terry Dodge, Karen Klima, and Lenin Montano)
  • Working Group 4 -Exploring Public-Private Partnerships that Address Information Needs: Policy and Cultural Issues (Group Leaders - Maria do Carmo, Chris Cirillo, and Honey Rand)

7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Poster Paper Session - Hibiscus Rooms A & B Upper Promenade

Saturday November 4, 2000

7:30 -- 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Lower Promenade Registration

8:00 -- 10:00 a.m. WATER AND WEB SITE DESIGN - Jasmine Room

  • Rodrigo Mayo, Infoagua, Santiago, Chile Kenneth Lanfear, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia USA, Co-chairs
  • Toward the Design of an International Water Portal -- Karen Klima, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Spanish Water Information System (HISPAGUA) and its Relationship with the Euro-Mediterranean Information System - Leticia Martinez Etayo, Spanish Center for Public Works Studies and Research (CETA-CEDEX), Madrid, Spain.
  • Web Site for South Florida Water Management-- Robert Haine, et.al., South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

10:00 -- 10:30 a.m. Networking Break - Lower Promenade

10:30 -- 12:00 a.m. Working Group Discussions

12:00 -- 1:30 p.m. Luncheon - Orchid Rooms - C and D

  • Introduction of Luncheon Speaker- José Ochoa Iturbe, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Information Needs to Address the Global Water Crisis -- A Perspective of the World Water Vision - William J. Cosgrove, President, Ecoconsult, Inc., Montreal, Canada and former Director, Water Vision Unit of the World Water Council

1:30 -- 3:30 p.m. WATER INFORMATION & WEB TECHNOLOGY - Jasmine Room

  • Maria Concepción Donoso, Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), Panamá, Panamá Jane L. Walker, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, Co-chairs
  • Water Resources and Wetlands e-Atlasâ: Integrated Web based Information on Freshwater Resources - Elroy Bos (with Ger Bergkamp and Jean Thie), IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland
  • Ground Water Information System Uploaded to the Internet: A Case Study of the Rio Minho Basin, Jamaica - Jasminko Karanjac (with Basil Fernandez), University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Web Access to USGS National Water Data System (NWISWeb) and a National Webserver System (NatWeb) to Provide High Reliability of Data and Information on the World Wide Web -- Lorna Schmid (with Dan Winkless and David Bolt), U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, USA

3:30 -- 4:00 p.m. Networking Break - Monroe Room

4:00 -- 6:30 p.m. Working Group Discussions

Sunday November 5, 2000

8:00 -- 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Tuttle Room

8:30 -- 10:30 a.m. WATER INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Michael Plastino, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Gerhard Naschold, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany, Co-chairs
  • The Challenge of Internet Visualization: A Case Study in the Ohio River Valley - Christopher L. Murphy (with Milo Anderson and Khalia Poole), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • The Global Water Information Network (GLOBWINET) - Brigitta Meier, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany.
  • Eco-H20 - A Droplet in Reinforcing Developing Countries' Water Utilities - Mario Oscar Buenfil Rodriguez, IMTA, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Information Commodity: A Tool for Stakeholder Empowerment and Sustainability - Maria do Carmo Zinato (with Amyra El-Khalily and Alberto Palombo), Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES), Boca Raton, Florida, USA

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break

10:45 -- Noon WORKING GROUP REPORTS

  • Eduardo Mestre Rodrigues, Latin American Network of Basin Organizations (LANBO), Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico Len Berry, Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida USA, Co-chairs
  • Working Group 1
  • Working Group 2
  • Working Group 3
  • Working Group 4

Noon -- 12:30 p.m. Next Steps and Action Plan -- Len Berry, Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

12:30 p.m. Adjourn

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

THIRD WATER INFORMATION SUMMIT WORKSHOP

Hyatt Regency Hotel Miami, Florida

November 5, 2000

Sunday Afternoon

1:00 -- 2:00 p.m. Registration

2:00 -- 5:00 p.m. Introduction - Jeanne C. Moody, Beaver Wood Associates, Alstead, New Hampshire, USA

  • Assisting Users To Find Information Online through Better Web Site Design -- William G. Meisheid, Sageline Publishing, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA (http://www.sageline.com)

POSTER PAPERS

  1. Water Gate -- Antonio Carlos Maia Figueiredo (with Sergio Roberto Ferreira Schalcher and Ivan Rodrigues Leite), Water News Agency, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  2. Use of the Web for Collaboration in Science and Technology: A case Study -- Christa K. Knudson (with Timothy D. Scheibe and Pamela L. Novak), Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA
  3. Natural Resources Stewardship: Its Our Responsibility -- Tabitha Madzura, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
  4. Water Consumption Statistics and Demand Reduction for Public Buildings -- Mario O. Buenfil Rodriguez (with Patria Hansen R.), Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA), Progresso, Mexico
  5. An Internet Guide to Strategies for Stormwater Management Financing -- Dana Busco (with Greg Lindsey) , Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  6. Multimedia-enhanced "Environdoc" CR-ROMs in Acrobat PDF: an e-Book Approach to Water Communications -- Alan Potkin
  7. U.S. EPA's Georeferencing Framework for Integrated Access to Water Information -- Michael Plastino, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA
  8. The Watershed Atlas: A New Concept for Serving Water Resources Data on the Web -- Kyle N. Campbell (with Shawn M. Landry), University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
  9. The Role of Water Resources Institutes in Information Dissemination: Virginia Water information and Technology Transfer Website -- Jane L. Walker (with Tamim Younos), Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
  10. Building an Interactive Data Dissemination Tool on International Protected Wetlands: Lessons Learned from the Ramsar Wetland Data Gateway -- Antoinette Wannebo, CIESIN, Columbia University, Palisades, New York. USA
  11. Armenian Legislation on Water and Ways for Its Further Dissemination -- Aida Iskoyan, The Environmental Public Advocacy Center, Yerevan, Armenia
  12. A State Water Information System: The Experience of Gunajuato, Mexico -- Richardo Sandoval-Minero, Comision Estatal de Agua de Guanajuato (CEAG) (with Montserrat Serra, Paulino Vargas, Luisa Herrera, Brenda Gamas and Juan M. Huerta)

Updated: 11-July-2005