Blue Gold: Have the Next Resource Wars Begun?

March 31, 2009

It has often been said that water is "blue gold" and the next resource wars will be fought, not over oil, but over water... Read more - page could not be found

Peace in the Pipeline

February 13, 2009

"Water wars are coming!" the newspaper headlines scream. It seems obvious; rivalries over water have been the source of disputes since humans settled down to cultivate food.
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The Man Who Bridges Troubled Waters

December 29, 2008

Aaron Wolf mediates disputes around the world, helping enemies realize that no one deserves to have the water shut off.
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New Class Aims to Take the Fight Out of Water Disputes

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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Prof Uses Spirituality to Stop Fights

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.

Outside Looking In: OSU students get a taste of community-based restoration in the Grande Ronde Watershed

October 24, 2007

Oregon State University graduate students and faculty members were hosted by the Grande Ronde Model Watershed and Wallowa Resources for a field course in water governance.
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Across the Divide - Parting the Waters

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.
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