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Volume 24, Number 10—October 2018
Conference Summary

VisiEAU 2018—A Vision for Water in Haiti, 20181

Jocelyn M. Widmer, Florence Sergile, Yvens Cheremond, and J. Glenn MorrisComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida USA (J.M. Widmer, F. Sergile, J.G, Morris, Jr.); Université d’Etat d’Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Y. Cheremond)

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Conference speakers and topics at VisiEAU 2018—a vision for Water in Haiti, 2018*

Session and speaker Topic Affiliation
First day keynote address
Wilson Celestin Integrated water management: an absolute need for Haiti Université d’Etat d’Haiti
Water natural resource: volume, inventory, and mapping
Bobby Emmanuel Piard Mapping water Centre National de l’Information Géo-Spatiale
Pierre Adam Recharge of the water table Université d’Etat d’Haiti
Lionel Rabel Water resources in Haiti Université d’Etat d’Haiti
Tom Frazer Water, ecology, and environment University of Florida
Wendy Graham and Niangona Gonomy Workshop A. Water as a natural resource workshop University of Florida and Université d’Etat d’Haiti
Who owns water? Governance, rights, and legislation
Jean-André Victor Water war between Haiti and the Dominican Republic Université d’Etat d’Haïti and Association Haïtienne de Droit de l’Environnement
Marie Jane Angelo Water law and management: perspective from the United States University of Florida
Astrel Joseph Current state of water governance in Haiti Ministry of Environment
Jean-Marie Raymond Noël Access, social and communal water management Université d’Etat d’Haiti
Montes Charles and Samantha Jacob Workshop B. Who owns water? Governance, rights, and legislation Université d’Etat d’Haiti and Ministry of Agriculture; University of Florida
Second day keynote address
Evans Emmanuel Environmental impacts on public health: medical geology contribution to understanding chemical risks associated with water Quisqueya University
Water management, structures, and distribution
Cinthia J.-B. Blaise Water quality, human and environmental health in Greater Port-au-Prince Direction Nationale de l’Eau Potable et de l’Assainissement
James K. Adamson A recent evaluation of the Plaine du Cul-de-Sac Aquifer, and its potential to serve Canaan Northwater International
Johnny François Developing a community drinking water system: Perspective of a nongovernmental organization Water Mission
Alexandre Laraque Water value chain and business Caribbean Bottling Company
One Health
Richard Gelting WASH and waterborne diseases in Haiti US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jacques Blaise Zoonotic parasites transmission risks in drinking water in Haiti Université d’Etat d’Haiti
Eric Nelson and Molly Klaman How might we best train first responders to waterborne infectious disease outbreaks? University of Florida
J. Glenn Morris Research on transmission of waterborne pathogens in Haiti University of Florida
Jean Allain Darius and Réginald Clvéus Workshop C. WASH and water management US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF
Elda Déronette and Eric Nelson Workshop D. Technology and water security: how might we... Université d’Etat d’Haiti and University of Florida
Stace Maples How might we better rapidly map waterborne infectious disease outbreaks? Geospatial Manager at the Stanford University Geospatial Center
Joshua Wyrtzen How might poor communities be empowered to report water infrastructure problems? SeeClickFix

*UNICEF, United Nations Children’s Fund; WASH, water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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1Report of a Conference held November 16–17, 2017, at the Université d’Etat d’Haiti Campus des Sciences de la Santé, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, under the sponsorship of Université d’Etat d’Haiti and the University of Florida. A more detailed summary of presentations given as part of the conference can be found at

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