23 - 26 MAY 2017: Italy-Florida Scientific Exchange WORKSHOP on: “Water and environmental global challenges”

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The Workshop “WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL GLOBAL CHALLENGES” was organized at the Institute of Water and Environment (InWE) of Florida International University (FIU) in the occasion of the visit of an Italian delegation including representative of the Water Resource Research and Documentation Centre (WARREDOC) of Università per Stranieri di Perugia and the School of Engineering of University of Florence.  The workshop was held on may 24th 2017 at the FIU Campus in Miami (USA). Cover story on the FIU website at the following LINK.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by FIU Provost Kenneth G. Furton,  Università per Stranieri di Perugia Rector Giovanni Paciullo, FIU InWE Director Todd A. Crowl and WARREDOC Director Fernando Nardi. The MoU was endorsed by Gloria M. Bellelli, Honorable Consul General of Italy in Miami (picture below).
 
 
Agenda
May 23-26, Miami (USA), ITALIAN DELEGATION VISITING FIU FOR PROMOTING ITALY-FLORIDA SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE 

May 23

  • Meeting with representatives of Italian companies working in South-East USA (Florida, Georgia) and Central-South America
  • 2pm-4pm Institutional meeting and signature of Agreements/MOU for Italy-Florida academic exchange at the presence of FIU Vice Provost for Faculty and Global Affairs Meredith A. Newman, Italian Consul Gloria Bellelli and FIU academic representative of InWE, CRESTA, CEC, CAS and CARTA

May 24

  • 9am-12pm Tour of FIU campuses BBC, Engineering Center and MMC
  • 2pm-4pm Meetings at the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence on “Italy-US Joint opportunities from EU Horizon 2020 and US funding programs”
  • 4pm-6pm Informal meetings with FIU faculties and students

May 25

  • 9am-2pm – Italy-Florida Scientific and Cultural Exchange Workshop WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL GLOBAL CHALLENGES

May 26

  • Field trips (Everglades, Miami Beach water infrastructures, Miami Port)
Workshop Agenda

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL GLOBAL CHALLENGES: INTERNATIONAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND SECURITY FIU- MMC, May 25, 2017

Workshop agenda

9am- 9:30 am Opening remarks

Andres Gill, FIU Vice-President for Research

Workshop Introduction

Todd A. Crowl, FIU SERC/InWE/CREST Director

Fernando Nardi, WARREDOC Univ. Str. Perugia

9:30am-10:30 am 

Institutional session 

Moderator: Christine Caly – FIU Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence

Todd A. Crowl, FIU SERC/InWE/CREST Director

John L. Volakis, FIU Dean/representative of CEC

Rita Teutonico, FIU Associate Dean/representative of CASE

Brian Schriner, FIU Dean/representative of CARTA

Markus Thiel, FIU Director Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

Maria C. Donoso, FIU InWE / International Programs – UNESCO Chair Initiative

Luis Sanchez, FIU English Language Institute Director

Fabio Castelli, Dean of School of Engineering, University of Florence

Giuseppina Monacelli, Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)

Fabio De Furia, Miami Scientific Italian Community

Special Presentation: Italy-US Joint opportunities from EU Horizon 2020 – Christine Caly – FIU Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Scientific session

Moderator: Rita Teutonico, FIU Associate Dean/representative of CASE

Invited lectures by Italian and US academics Shahin Vassigh, FIU CARTA

Piero Gardinali, FIU InWE/ CREST

Assefa Melesse, FIU CASE

Jim Fourqurean, FIU InWE/MERC

Luca Marazzi FIU SERC

Fabio Castelli, University of Florence

Fernando Nardi, WARREDOC Univ. Str. Perugia

Video-conference lectures from Italy and US

Stefan Uhlenbrook, UNESCO WWAP (Perugia) Coordinator

Giuliana Grego Bolli, University for Foreigners of Perugia

Orazio Carpenzano, Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Architecture

Salvatore Grimaldi, IAHS MOXXI/STAHI, Tuscia University of Viterbo

Closing remarks:  Meredith Newman, FIU Vice Provost for Faculty and Global Affairs

12:30pm-2pm Social event: Lunch (FIU Faculty Club)

Acknowledgements
Workshop organizers [Todd A. Crowl (FIU InWe Director), Maria C. Donoso (FIU InWE / International Programs – UNESCO Chair Initiative), Rita Teutonico (FIU Associate Dean/representative of College of Arts, Sciences & Education, ), Fernando Nardi (Università per Stranieri di Perugia WARREDOC Director, Fabio Castelli (Dean of School of Engineering, University of Florence),) wish to thank FIU Provost Kenneth G. Furton and Università per Stranieri di Perugia Rector Giovanni Paciullo  for the institutional support to this initiative and Gloria M. Bellelli, Honorable Consul General of Italy in Miami, for endorsing this international collaborative effort. A special thank to Workshop co-organizers and participants: Meredith Newman (FIU Vice Provost for Faculty and Global Affairs), Andres Gil (FIU Vice-President for Research), Piero Gardinali (Co-Director, FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC)) Markus Thiel and Christine Caly (FIU Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence), Luis Sanchez (FIU English Language Institute Director), Giuliana Grego Bolli (Università per Stranieri di Perugia Deputy Rector ), Stefan Uhlenbrook (UNESCO World Water Assessment Program WWAP Coordinator), Giuseppina Monacelli (Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, ISPRA),  Orazio Carpenzano (Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Architecture), Salvatore Grimaldi (IAHS MOXXI/STAHY, Tuscia University of Viterbo), Riccardo Gori (University of Florence). The work of FIU InWE team members Jessie Guevara, Brad Schonhoff and Mark Kershaw, and Birgitta “Gitta” Rausch-Montoto (Director, Faculty & Global Affairs, Office of the Provost) and the support of all workshop speakers and participants is gratefully acknowledged (list in the Workshop Agenda tab)..

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