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, Chile, The Dominican Republic and Burkina Faso.
The WIS-14 will take place in the Miami Florida , 22-23 October , 2013, at the Florida International University Modesto A Maidique Campus MARC Pavilion. The meeting will be hosted by the WaterWeb Consortium in association with INDRHI/CEHICA, UNESCO, GLOWS and CES. The event's general information package can be found here WIS 14 General Information Event Package.
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Accommodations and Reservations
The 14th Water Information Summit will take place at the Florida International University Modesto A Maidique Campus MARC Pavilion. Hotel accomodations will be provided by The Hotel Chateableau in the city of Coral Gables, FL. The Summit has a single rate of US$89 with 13% taxes rate per night , based in single or double occupancy. A courtesy shuttle to/from MIA (Miami International Airport) is available.
Request for reservations should be sent to Moira Eckardt email@example.com the hours of 9 am to 5 pm EST Monday thru Friday.http://hotelchateaubleau.com/home.htm
|Tuesday, October 22, 2013|
|9:00 - 9:30 AM: Introductory Remarks||
|9:30 - 10:30 AM: Shifting Paradigms for WRM planning and information requirements||
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera, Chief Modeler, South Florida Water Management District
Panel Discussion Moderator: Dr. Leonard Berry, Center of Environmental Studies, FAU
|10:30 - 11.00 AM:||Networking Break / Poster Session
|11:00 - 12:00 PM: Information system for cities of the future||
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, Patel College of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida (USF)
Panel Discussion Moderator: Dr. Fernando Miralles, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
|12:00 - 1:00 PM: Innovative tools for water information||
Session Coordinator: Ms. Francezca Guzzone, FIU/GLOWS
|1:00 - 2:30 PM:||LUNCH
|2:30 - 4:00 PM: International/Inter-governmental organization contribution to knowledge and information transfer for IWRM||
Session Coordinator: Dr. Alberto Tejada-Guibert, FIU/GLOWS
|4:00 - 4:30 PM||Networking Break / Poster Session
|4:30 - 5:30 PM: Water information in a changing world||
Speaker: Dr. Mantha Mehallis, Management Programs, College of Business, FAU
Panel Discussion Moderator: Dr. Krish Jayachandran, Professor & Graduate Program Director; Co-Director of Agroecology Program, FIU
|6:00 - 8:00 PM||Reception at the Faculty Club|
|Wednesday, October 23, 2013|
|9:00 - 10:00 AM||Highlights of the first day led by Dr. Maria Donoso, Director FIU/GLOWS|
|10:00 - 10:30 AM||Keynote Speaker: Mr. Doc Hendley auther of 'Wine to Water"|
|10:30 - 11:00 AM||Networking Break and Book Signing|
|11:00 - 1:00 PM: Regional Perspectives||
Session Coordinator: Mr. Basil Fernandez, Water Resources Authority (Jamaica / Caribbean)
|1:00 - 2:30 PM||LUNCH|
|2:30 - 4:00 PM: Water Information at the intersection of science and policy||
Session Coordinator: Dr. Ryan Stoa, GLOWS/College of Law, FIU
|4:00 - 4:30 PM||Networking Break|
|4:30 - 5:00 PM||WIS-14 Summary and Future Agenda led by Dr. Leonard Berry, FAU|
|5:00 - 5:30 PM||