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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