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June 23, 2014
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise, have jointly developed a new Master programme on Water Cooperation and Peace, which has been endorsed by UNESCO’s “From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential PCCP” programme.
June 16, 2014
In this newly released book, Dr. Jarvis explores the unique challenges and issues surrounding the governance and management of groundwater. Through case studies and first-hand accounts, Dr. Jarvis shares insights gained through his 30 years of experience as a consulting groundwater hydrologist, professional mediator, and academic researcher.
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May 12, 2014
As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources.
December 5, 2013
As the 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation is wrapping up, the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD) team at Oregon State University is pleased to announce the launch of the new International River Basins Organization (RBO) Database. This large source of information on RBOs was collected and organized by Dr. Susanne Schmeier, and will now be included alongside our existing datasets on international river basins, international freshwater agreements and treaties, and international water events.
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November 14, 2013
Dr. Aaron Wolf presents on “Mediation as a tool for solving water-related disputes,” at the Water Security and Peace Conference, organized by the Water Diplomacy Consortium at Peace Palace, The Hague.
June 24, 2013
OSU prof honored for his role in mediating international water disputes “Water management,” says Aaron Wolf, “is conflict management.”
He should know. Wolf, an Oregon State University geography professor and director of the university’s Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation, has traveled the world mediating some of the planet’s most intractable water disputes.
June 12, 2013
In a fiery speech Monday night by Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi capping weeks of tension between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter’s Renaissance Dam mega project, Morsi said that all options were open, implying that a military solution was on the table to defend Egypt’s water supply. Jennifer Veilleux, PhD graduate in geography from Oregon State University, who has done extensive research on the dam provides perspective.
October 10, 2012
Oregon State University professor of geography Aaron Wolf, recognized for his work in mediating water disputes around the world, is featured in the new book, Ecoliterate, which tells stories of activists, educators, and young people from across the nation who are creatively addressing issues related to coal, oil, food, and water.
In June of 2012, Oregon State University will be hosting its first Natural Resources Leadership Academy, in Corvallis, Oregon. This is a unique opportunity to enhance leadership skills, gain knowledge and connect with others in the natural resources field.
October 27, 2011
A documentary film produced by Julie Elkins Watson, a Water Resources Policy & Management Masters Student at Oregon State University. The film tells the story of the Columbia River and the diverse people and interests in the basin.
July 28, 2011
When Aaron Wolf, professor in the Department of Geoscience at Oregon State University, and his colleagues first looked at the dynamics behind water conflict in their Basins at Risk study, they found that a lot of the issues they'd assume would lead to conflict, like scarcity or economic growth, didn't necessarily.
July 28, 2011
Aaron Wolf discusses key indicators of international freshwater conflict and cooperation that help identify and evaluate international river basins at potential risk for future conflict.
June 20, 2011
There has never been an occasion in history when arguments between nations over water have been a cassus belli. That’s the encouraging view from Oregon State University’s Aaron Wolf who specialises in water resources policy and conflict resolution and who addressed the recent SA Water & Energy Forum with great authority. But is that about to change?
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October 22, 2010
Aaron Wolf is both a professor of geography at Oregon State University and a trained mediator in conflict resolution -- two professions he has melded together when working on the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as numerous disputes in central and southeast Asia and Africa.