NPR: Don't Torpedo the Dam, Full Speed Ahead for Ethiopia's Nile Project

March 26, 2015
NPR interviews Dr. Aaron Wolf regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. When completed, the Renaissance Dam promises to be the largest hydro-electric project in Africa. Both Egypt and Ethiopia rely on Nile waters. This week, they signed an agreement allowing Ethiopia to continue building the grand hydropower dam.
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WaterWired: Its Here! UNESCO-IHE - UPEACE - OSU Joint Education Programme: Water Cooperation and Peace

March 22, 2015
Oregon State University, along with UNESCO-IHE and the University for Peace, are celebrating the roll-out of the new joint Master's programme in Water Cooperation and Peace. The programme launches summer 2015 and will provide a unique opportunity for students to undertake coursework and hands-on experiences in Costa Rica, The Netherlands and the United States. For more information check out the flyer.
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Steering Conflict Toward Positive Communication and Change

March 9, 2015
Mitigating conflict begins with a willingness to listen, an ability to understand the concerns of others and the desire to work toward a solution. It’s this approach that makes Lynette de Silva a catalyst for how water disputes are negotiated and resolved on a local, national and international level.
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The Oregonian: Of Oregon's 31 Water Bottlers, None as Controversial as Nestle

March 6, 2015
Nearly everywhere the world's largest food and beverage company eyes a water source, controversy follows. Oregon is home to 31 bottled water companies, and only Nestl� is controversial enough to flood state officials' inboxes with protest emails.
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Radio Farda: Isfahan, Iran Has Difficult Decisions About Water

March 5, 2015
Radio Farda, part of Radio Free Europe, interviews Dr. Michael Campana regarding the Zayandeh River, which runs through Isfahan into the Gavkhoni Wetlands. The interview can be heard in Persian here.
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Monocle 24: The Globalist: A Look at the World’s Water Supply

February 10, 2015
Monocle 24 is a 24-hour London based radio station with the morning news program, “The Globalist.”  As part of a three part series, The Globalist interviews Dr. Aaron Wolf and Dr. Peter Gleick to talk about the world’s water supply and the potential for conflict and cooperation.
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Alaska Public Media: Shared Waters: Conflict, Cooperation, and Transformation

December 17, 2014
Alaska World Affairs Council and KSKA Public Radio hosts Dr. Aaron Wolf as part of Alaska World Affairs Council Presents in Anchorage, Alaska.  This podcast of Dr. Wolf’s presentation discusses shared waters, conflict, cooperation, and transformation.
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Report: Water, Temperature Changes Not Central Drivers of Sub-Sahara Africa Conflicts

December 16, 2014
As forecasts for global climate change become increasingly dire, a growing body of research is focused on untangling the links between human violence and events like heatwaves, droughts, and floods.
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Plan to Tow Thirst-quenching Icebergs to Africa is on Ice

October 31, 2014
A project conceived to solve water shortages by towing icebergs from the poles to regions such as Africa and South America is still awaiting funding to progress, despite plans to start tests two years ago.
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Seeking Headwater of Peace

September 29, 2014
Can a massive dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River become a “platform for peace” in the parched lands of Africa? Or will it instead spark new conflicts among neighboring nations?
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Vulnerabilities to hydropower development on the Nu River, China

June 30, 2014
China’s active hydropower development is commanding global attention. New cascades of large dams are planned on large transboundary rivers and smaller dams are being rapidly built on their tributaries. Downstream nations and international conservation organizations are becoming increasingly concerned.
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Call for Applications: Scholarship for Water Cooperation and Peace - Joint Master Programme

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.
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IWW Interim Director Todd Jarvis publishes book on Conflict Resolution and Groundwater

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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Where Will the World's Water Conflicts Erupt?

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. 
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Water: The bridge to peace

January 8, 2014
The water resources graduate program at Oregon State University offers a fresh approach to communication, negotiation and conflict resolution of heated global disputes over seemingly murky waters.
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Launch of the International River Basins Organization (RBO) Database

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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Mediation as a tool for solving water-related disputes

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.
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Calming the waters

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.
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Ethiopia dam fears exaggerated, say experts

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.
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Aaron Wolf receives prestigious award for work on international water conflict

March 27, 2013
Oregon State University Professor of Geosciences Aaron Wolf has just been named this year’s winner of the Monito del Giardino award for his work on international water conflict, specifically in regards to the Arab- Israeli conflict.
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Aaron Wolf featured in new book, ‘Ecoliterate’ Aaron Wolf

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.
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2012 Natural Resources Leadership Academy

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.
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Redrawing the Map of the World’s International River Basins

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.
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Water Crisis Offers Chance for Unity over Strife

July 30, 2011
The planet is currently home to 276 international river basins, which cover almost a half of the earth's land surface and are home to 40 percent of the global population.
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Transboundary Water Basins, Climate Change, Variability, & Institutional Resilience

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.
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