Sixaola: Sharing Waters in Central America

January 5, 2017
OSU Master's Student Dacotah Splichalova presents a platform for discussion on efforts in the Sixaola Basin to share waters and enhance water security.  This article and mini-movie is based on her Master's Thesis research in the basin.
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Summaries from the Budapest Water Summit 2016

December 11, 2016
This blog post presents a summary from several sessions at the Budapest Water Summit. It quotes OSU's Lynette de Silva about the role that water dispute resolution and conflict management can provide to address the potential for water conflicts.
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These Maps Help Fill the Gaps on the Dakota Access Pipeline

November 5, 2016
Dr. Jennifer Veilleux, along with several other OSU graduates, map the Dakota Access Pipeline to help understand the impacts to the Missouri River, connected water ways, and indigenous people.  The pipeline raises issues of tribal sovereignty, water security, and environmental justice.
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Liquidity Crisis

November 5, 2016
The Economist discusses water scarcity, the need for conservation and efficiency of use, as well as defining water rights.
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Dakota Access Pipeline and Water Security of the Missouri River

September 27, 2016
OSU graduate Dr. Jennifer Veilleux begins the first of several posts dicussing the importance of the Missouri River's water security.  The discussion starts with how the Dakota Access Pipeline could impact the water security of the Missouri River.
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Water Giveaway Threatens Livelihoods, Wildlife

August 26, 2016
The Oregonian discusses how Oregon is helping farmers drain the state's aquifers for unsustainable agriculture at the expense of ecosystems. OSU's Director for the Institute of Water and Watershed's, Dr. Todd Jarvis, comments.
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How A New Source of Water is Helping Reduce Conflict in the Middle East

July 19, 2016
A look at the potential that desalination could have to reduce conflict and unite enemies in a common cause for water, plus the author looks at the possibilities for water diplomacy.
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Navigating Cultural Currents: Sharing Water in Central America

July 11, 2016
Between the Southeastern portion of the country of Costa Rica and Panama to the south runs the Sixaola River. For almost a hundred miles on its meandering path to the Caribbean the river forms the boundary between these two nations - but the Sixaola has many names. Water Policy and Management Master's student Dacotah Sphlichalova discusses her research in the basin.
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Rama's Sandals and the Spirit of Dialogue

May 16, 2016
OSU Professor Dr. Aaron Wolf's blog article for the Garrison Institute addresses the incorporation of the spiritual dimension into conflict negotiations and mediations, and its ability to achieve transformation towards a shared understanding.
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Comprehensive Report of World's Transboundary Water Basins Finds Hotspots of Risk

May 2, 2016
OSU's Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation partnered with several other institutions on the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) led by the Global Environment Facility to create a baseline assessment of all the Earth's transboundary water resources. This includes a comprehensive assessment of 286 transboundary river basins that identifies hotspots where geopolitical risks are projected to increase in the next few decades.

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