Water Resources Management program to assist Haiti Faculty Research
BY: Dr. Subramania I. Sritharan
A consortium of land grant HBCU institutions and Central State University are engaged in assisting the State University of Haiti (SUH) as they try to rebuild after the mas- sive earthquake that destroyed many buildings around Port Au Prince.
The consortium universities
include: Morgan State University, Central State University, Miles College, Virginia State University, North Carolina A&T State Univer- sity, South Carolina State University,
Dean of Agronomy to discuss academ- ic collaborations and rebuilding of the SUH. The role of CSU was to assist in the critical component of the water situation in Haiti. Dr. S.(Sri) I. Srith- aran, the Interim Dean of the College of Science & Engineering, was invited to provide advice on the critical issues of water and environment and to col- laborate with SUH.
Conditions at the College of Agronomy at SUH after the Earthquake of 2008.
Fort Valley State University, Howard University, Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and Florida A&M University (ad- ministrator of the consortium).
Academic personnel from five member universities of this consor- tium — Florida A&M University, Central State University, Virginia State University, South Carolina State University, and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff visited the State University of Haiti in late September to meet with the State University of Haiti Executive Council and the
The International Center for Wa-
ter Resources Management (ICWRM) at CSU took the lead in the HBCU Consortium with issues related to water and environment. The ICWRM
Dr. Sritharan gives a CSU Knowledge publication to Dr. Jean-Venet Henry, Rector of SUH. Dr. Fritz DesHommes Vice Rector of Research at SUH and Dr. Fred Humphries (President Emeritus) of Florida A& M Univer- sity on the right.
will be collaborating with the College of Agronomy at the SUH initially in developing water quality testing protocols and will systematically develop plans for further engagement in solving water and environmental problems in Haiti with its counter- parts at SUH.
Dr. Krishnakumar Nedunuri,
the Director of ICWRM, will travel to Haiti in early 2012 to launch the collaboration by providing advanced training to SUH faculty in develop- ing appropriate technologies for water quality testing in Haiti.
Te HBCU Consortium with Rector Dr. Henry and Dr. DesHommes, Vice Rector for Research at SUH.
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