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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.
Febuary 1, 2007
In the summer of 1997, Aaron Wolf and a Berber guide trekked up narrow mountain paths to a village high in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Despite the steep terrain, they walked lightly. A donkey carried their gear. As they moved toward snowcapped peaks, they crossed one dry, rocky ridge after another.