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.

Serious Gaming in Water

April 23, 2016
Dr. Todd Jarvis, Director of OSU's Institute for Water and Watersheds, provides an overview of the different types of "serious games" and applications that are available as tools for training students in water negotiations.
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Cultural Costs of Tropical Dams

April 8, 2016
OSU Graduate Dr. Jennifer Veilleux and Dr. Elizabeth Anderson of Florida International University published a letter in Science discussing the cultural impacts of dam construction in tropical regions.
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Global List of Water-Related Conflicts Grows

February 18, 2016
The latest edition of the Pacific Institute’s Water Conflict Chronology shows a rise in the number of water related clashes in the past three decades. Oregon State's Dr. Michael Campana is quoted discussing the exclusion of groundwater in the latest estimates for describing water scarcity.
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Islamic State Uses Syria's Biggest Dam as Refuge and Potential Weapon

January 20, 2016
Islamic State militants are using Syria's Taqba Dam to hide prisoners and shelter senior officials. As this dam, and others, are vital to the region, Dr. Aaron Wolf comments that "These aren't the people you want controlling basically the arteries of the region."

Research and Documentation of Global Rivers - Dr. Jennifer Veilleux: River Geographer | Artist

December 2015
Geography and Photography website features scientific papers, resources, stories, and portraits from dam development on the Blue Nile and Mekong rivers by OSU graduate Dr. Jennifer Veilleux. Content is focused on global freshwater security.
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Aaron Wolf Wins AAG Gilbert White Public Service Award

December 9, 2015
Dr. Aaron Wolf, geography professor at OSU, was honored with the 2016 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Gilbert White Public Service Award for his work on mediating transboundary water resources conflicts in the Middle East.
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Mediation At the Paris Climate Summit

November 25, 2015
Oregon Public Broadcast's Think Out Loud hosts OSU Professor Dr. Gregg Walker on his forthcoming trip to the Paris climate talks. Dr. Walker has attended 20 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Summits and is an expert in environmental conflict resolution.
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