Water Conflict Management and Transformation Course - 2020

About the Course

This Water Conflict Management and Transformation course offers an opportunity for water resources professionals and graduate students to learn about current and leading-edge ways to work effectively in contentious water situations. It explores conflict tolerance, prevention, management, and transformation through collaborative structures as well as through models of negotiation and dialogue.

The week-long course emphasizes experiential learning, including a field trip. The class offers a place to learn and practice new skills that are applicable from the individual level to the societal level and across a range of real-life situations. Additionally, the course helps professionals and students understand just how creative, messy, and inelegant workable solutions are likely to be.

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Participants can choose to receive three (3) Oregon State University graduate credits. There are no pre-requisites, and the week-long and online versions of the course are open to all participants

When the Course Offered? 

This is a 3-credit course offered:

  1. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will not be offered on campus, but will be offered June 15 - 22, 2020, delivered utilizing:
  • Zoom for live, interactive lectures delivered over a 3-4hr timeframe each day (with several refreshment breaks);
  • Breakout interactive Zoom forums for group activities;
  • An instrumental platform for discussion board forums, and as a repository for films, the free electronic textbook and other resources; 
    and of course;
  • Zoom for participants role-play in a ficititious river basin negotiation.
  1. ​Online every fall term.

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Instructors 

Aaron T. Wolf, Ph.D.
Program Co-Director
Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation
Oregon State University
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
E-mail: wolfa[at]geo.oregonstate.edu

 

Lynette de Silva, MS.
Program Co-Director
Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation
Oregon State University
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences 
E-mail: desilval[at]geo.oregonstate.edu