Water For People (www.waterforpeople.org), an international, nonprofit development organization dedicated to addressing global water, sanitation and hygiene challenges, has announced that it will be holding a conference on the needs for water and sanitation in the Dominican Republic.
The conference will be held on April 15 in
The conference will be held at the Santo Domingo Hilton and will include presentations by key sector role players, regional breakouts and discussions which will lead to a plan for assistance in the future. Financial and technical assistance, additional networking and training are possible outcomes.
The conference will cost $25 and scholarships are available to assist attendees. A “meet and greet” reception will be held on Tuesday evening. Participants will include Water For People’s Ned Breslin, Acting CEO, Susan Davis, Chief Partnership Officer,
Ned Breslin commented, “This is an important first step in Water For People’s new program. We look forward to meeting those working to better the water and sanitation access for the residents of the
Water For People is exploring a possible partnership with the Engineers Without Borders Chapter at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU in
The conference is a follow-up to the scoping study completed by Water For People’s World Water Corps in 2007. The World Water Corps is Water For People’s volunteer arm that strategically utilizes the technical skills of the north American water and wastewater industry to fill identified gaps in Water For People’s programming. A World Water Corps team visited the