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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.
November 1, 2009
Almost all human and ecosystem activity relies on a safe, stable supply of water resources. And since the resource needs to be allocated to myriad uses, from drinking to agriculture to instream flows to transportation, industry, and spiritual transformation, water management is conflict management.
October 24, 2009
Professor Aaron T. Wolf, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University at Part 10 of the Fourth Plenary of the 8th Religion, Science, and the Environment Symposium under the auspices of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew held in New Orleans, LA on October 24, 2009.
June 20, 2008
There's a saying in the West: whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting. But what if you could take the fight out of water conflicts? Oregon State University is offering a series of courses that aims to do just that. The goal is to teach water users to make peace, not war. But will it work? Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.
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June 7, 2008
OSU man, a veteran of the water wars, sees it as great tool In a world where nations go to war over natural resources, it surprises Oregon State University's Aaron Wolf that water seems to have a transcendent quality. It's so essential that most cultures view it as a gift from God, he said. Many will uphold even their enemies' right to access water in order to survive.