OSU's Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation has a long tradition of fostering multi-objective decision-making solutions though information-sharing; agency coordination; stakeholder participation and networking. This includes working towards addressing water-related challenges here and around the world by working with partners to heighten our research approach and perspective. The PWCMT collaborates with several institutions, consortiums and partnerships: 

  • From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential (PCCP) facilitates multi-level and interdisciplinary dialogues in order to foster peace, co-operation and development related to the management of transboundary water resources. Housed within The International Hydrological Programme (IHP), and a contribution to World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), PCCP addresses situations where water users need support to manage their transboundary water resources in a peaceful and equitable manner. It capitalizes on the desire of the concerned parties to successfully manage their transboundary water resources in order to create a foundation upon which peace and cooperation are consolidated.

  • International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) is a UNESCO Category II water center headquartered at the U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources in Virginia, USA. ICIWaRM is a consortium of various agenics, universities, and NGOs that collaberate in support of UNESCO-IHP's objectives.  This center focuses on the advancement in research and implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).  OSU's PWCMT and Institute for Water and Watersheds have signed an MOU with ICIWaRM to establish the partnership to facilitate cooperation between the organizations. 

  • International H2O Solutions is a collaboration of the top water experts from around the world. Our expert consultants, advisors, and affiliates provide guidance and advice on a variety of issues including those related to international law and policy, environmental and ecological law and policy, water resources management, cooperative mechanisms, dispute resolution and mediation, human rights, economics and socio-economics, hydrology and hydrogeology, and other related disciplines.

  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It is a non-profit organization with offices in over 10 countries and with headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka. IWMI's Mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment.

  • Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering helps scientists, engineers, and natural resource managers use computers and data more effectively.

  • The Universities Consortium on Columbia Basin Governance includes the University of British Columbia, the University of Idaho, the University of Montana, Oregon State University, and the University of Washington. The Consortium has initiated a series of annual symposia, to help inform the process and determine some of the scenarios and outcomes that might influence Columbia River Basin decisions.

  • Universities Partnership for Transboundary Waters is an international consortium of water expertise, including several institutions on five continents, seeking to promote a global water governance culture that incorporates peace, environmental protection, and human security.