Stormy Waters

October 15, 2015
Terra's article on OSU Master's student Joe Kemper, who is part of the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation, discusses his research into solving a local dispute over flodding and ditches.
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Promoting Transboundary Water Cooperation: Challenges and Model Solutions

September 28, 2015
Dr. Aaron Wolf was joined by Dr. Mark Zeitoun and Dr. Marian Patrick to present a Webinar for U.S. Water Partnership as part of their Member Webinar Series. The Webinar presented an overview of transboundary water conflicts and potential solutions.
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Scientific Mediation

September 2015
Oregon State University's Dr. Todd Jarvis has co-written an article on Mediate.com. The article discusses scientific mediators attempting to tread the path between “Merchants of Doom” and “Merchants of Doubt” as “Merchants of Discourse” uses multiple working hypotheses and multiple ways of knowing as their moral compass.
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The World's Most Hostile International Water Basins [Infographic]

June 25, 2015
The newly launched A New Climate for Peace report on climate-fragility risks calls water a common denominator for climate risk. The report includes an infographic using data from OSU's Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database to illustrate the world's most active, tension filled, international water basins. 
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Jordan, Saudi Arabia sign deal to protect shared aquifer

May 3, 2015
Mr. Mohammad Alatrash, Alumni of OSUs Water Conflict Management and Transformation Workshop, worked on the recent water agreement signed between Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
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OSU Water Conflict Negotiator Wins Prize

April 27, 2015
Oregon Public Broadcast's Think Out Loud interviews OSU's Dr. Aaron Wolf, recipient of the Heinz Award, on his work resolving water conflicts around the globe. 
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Dr. Aaron Wolf Received the Heinz Award in Public Policy

April 23, 2015
Dr. Aaron Wolf received the Heinz Award in the Public Policy category for his pioneering leadership in the practice of water diplomacy, which brings science, problem-solving and cultural sensitivity to the mediation of transboundary water conflicts. The breadth of Dr. Wolf's critical work proves that by sharing science-based evidence and identifying shared values, cooperation can replace conflict.
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NPR: Don't Torpedo the Dam, Full Speed Ahead for Ethiopia's Nile Project

March 26, 2015
NPR interviews Dr. Aaron Wolf regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. When completed, the Renaissance Dam promises to be the largest hydro-electric project in Africa. Both Egypt and Ethiopia rely on Nile waters. This week, they signed an agreement allowing Ethiopia to continue building the grand hydropower dam.
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WaterWired: Its Here! UNESCO-IHE - UPEACE - OSU Joint Education Programme: Water Cooperation and Peace

March 22, 2015
Oregon State University, along with UNESCO-IHE and the University for Peace, are celebrating the roll-out of the new joint Master's programme in Water Cooperation and Peace. The programme launches summer 2015 and will provide a unique opportunity for students to undertake coursework and hands-on experiences in Costa Rica, The Netherlands and the United States. For more information check out the flyer.

Steering Conflict Toward Positive Communication and Change

March 9, 2015
Mitigating conflict begins with a willingness to listen, an ability to understand the concerns of others and the desire to work toward a solution. It’s this approach that makes Lynette de Silva a catalyst for how water disputes are negotiated and resolved on a local, national and international level.
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