Land and Land Tenure Conference, UWI Campus, St. Augustine Trinidad

This April 28th-29th, the University of the West Indies Department of Geomatics, Engineering and Land Management and the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting a land conference at Daaga Hall at UWI’s St. Augustine Campus. While the conference will explore many topics, it aims more specifically to examine the impact of land tenure on development in the Caribbean.

Noted objectives of the conference are;

  1. To facilitate a forum where stakeholders can dialogue on the impacts of land tenure on development goals
  2. To explore potential actions that will ensure that challenges are addressed
  3. To share best practices when dealing with tenure issues
Call for Presentations on sub-themes;
  • Land Acquisition
  • Land Titling
  • Land Development and Ownership
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Impact of natural hazard: flood and landslide
  • Legal and administrative  frameworks
  • Gender and poverty  Issues
  • Information technology
  • Property valuation and taxation
For more information regarding presentations and registration visit the conference website at; http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/11/landtenure/callforpapers.asp or navigate to our networking page to see and subscribe to our calendar of events.

CEHI Caribbean Water Engineers Forum

About the Forum:

The Caribbean Environmental Health Institute is hosting a regional water engineering forum themed  ‘Water Alternative Approaches for a Sustainable, Safe and Secure Water Supply for All‘.  This two day event, held in St. Lucia, promises to explore areas such as: rainwater harvesting, soil and land resource conservation, water conservation practices as well as policy, legislation and regulation setting.

Presentation Topics:

  • Improvements to water supply distribution equipment and systems
  • Use of scada and other automated monitoring and control systems for water supply and distribution
  • Water storage system improvements for planned and emergency shut downs
  • Desalination applications
  • Groundwater exploration initiatives
  • Rainwater harvesting: small to large-scale applications
  • Storm and greywater reuse
  • Soil and land resource conservation: reforestation, improved farming practices
  • Water conservation practices at home, work and recreation
  • Policy, legislation and regulation setting
  • Incentives for use of more water efficient products, water conservation, rainwater harvesting

Call for Presentations:

The deadline for submissions is March 7th 2011. Submissions will be reviewed and notice will be provided to prospective presenters regarding acceptance within one week of submission.

Submissions are to be made electronically and must include:

  1. A Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation that includes text and graphics must be legible for easy reading by the audience.
  2. An abstract of the presentation of no more than 300 words.
  3. A brief professional biography of the presenter of no more than 150 words
  4. Water Engineering & Pipeline Company Ltd
  5. Presentation Sponsor

All submissions must be sent to:

Dr. Christopher Cox, Programme Director, Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI); e-mail: ccox@cehi.org.lc Please use the caption “St. Lucia Water Week Presentation” in the email subject line.

For information on the overall conference and exhibition please contact:
Andy Phillip: 758 286 8611 (cell); 758 450 4004 (tel/fax); e-mail: wepco@hotmail.com

For more information see the Official Call for Presentations:
St. Lucia Water Week, Call for Presentations