International Summit on Water in
Developing Countries 2011
The International Summit features a unique Reception and Awards Banquet
that will be prepared by International Visiting Chefs from France in
conjunction with the Chef of the National Press Club. These chefs have
volunteered their time and money (including international travel) to prepare
an extraordinary banquet dinner for International Summit guests.
The Reception and Awards Banquet will offer uncommon opportunities for
world leaders and project planners and implementers to talk in an informal
setting. One feature of the Summit is Ambassadorial participation, and we
plan for an Ambassador from a Developing Country to be a host at most
banquet tables so participants can hear from national leaders.
The Awards Banquet will feature Alexandra Cousteau as keynote
speaker.The Individual Awards for Achievement in Water in Developing
Countries 2011 will be presented to Mr. Matt Damon and Mr. Gary White,
cofounders of Water.org, and Ms. Alexandra Cousteau, founder of Blue
5:00-6:15pm Reception in the First Amendment Lounge; music by Marcus
6:30pm Banquet welcome in the Ballroom
6:40-8:00pm Dinner with music by Paul Leavitt
8:00-9:00pm Awards and Speaker
9:00-10:30 Music by New York City and Washington DC Master Chorale
The International Summit is hosted by the Rotary Club of Washington DC and
the Rotary Club Paris Academies with all net proceeds going to major water
projects in developing countries.