Haiti - Capacity building in a country under reconstruction

4 years after the earthquake that devastated the island, Haiti is still undergoing reconstruction. The ”Lyonnaise des Eaux-Haiti”, a subsidiary of the SUEZ ENVIRONMENT Group, is involved in this reconstruction by accompanying the teams of the Technical Operation Center of the Metropolitan Region of Port-au-Prince (CTE RMBP) to rebuild the drinking water supply systems. In such a context, the "Lyonnaise des Eaux- Haiti" called IOWater for training the staff of the Operation and Research Departments. IOWater’s good knowledge of the Haitian situation allowed developing educational tools, dedicated to training in hydraulics and construction techniques, particularly suitable for the staffs of this country. Thus, a hydraulic model was designed and built on the premises of the “CTE RMPP”. A group of students was especially trained to use and manage this tool.