Alaska Public Media: Shared Waters: Conflict, Cooperation, and Transformation

December 17, 2014
Alaska World Affairs Council and KSKA Public Radio hosts Dr. Aaron Wolf as part of Alaska World Affairs Council Presents in Anchorage, Alaska.  This podcast of Dr. Wolf’s presentation discusses shared waters, conflict, cooperation, and transformation.
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Report: Water, Temperature Changes Not Central Drivers of Sub-Sahara Africa Conflicts

December 16, 2014
As forecasts for global climate change become increasingly dire, a growing body of research is focused on untangling the links between human violence and events like heatwaves, droughts, and floods.
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Plan to Tow Thirst-quenching Icebergs to Africa is on Ice

October 31, 2014
A project conceived to solve water shortages by towing icebergs from the poles to regions such as Africa and South America is still awaiting funding to progress, despite plans to start tests two years ago.
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Seeking Headwater of Peace

September 29, 2014
Can a massive dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River become a “platform for peace” in the parched lands of Africa? Or will it instead spark new conflicts among neighboring nations?
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Vulnerabilities to hydropower development on the Nu River, China

June 30, 2014
China’s active hydropower development is commanding global attention. New cascades of large dams are planned on large transboundary rivers and smaller dams are being rapidly built on their tributaries. Downstream nations and international conservation organizations are becoming increasingly concerned.
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Call for Applications: Scholarship for Water Cooperation and Peace - Joint Master Programme

June 23, 2014
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise, have jointly developed a new Master programme on Water Cooperation and Peace, which has been endorsed by UNESCO’s “From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential PCCP” programme.
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IWW Interim Director Todd Jarvis publishes book on Conflict Resolution and Groundwater

June 16, 2014
In this newly released book, Dr. Jarvis explores the unique challenges and issues surrounding the governance and management of groundwater.   Through case studies and first-hand accounts, Dr. Jarvis shares insights gained through his 30 years of experience as a consulting groundwater hydrologist, professional mediator, and academic researcher.
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Where Will the World's Water Conflicts Erupt?

May 12, 2014
As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources. 

Water: The bridge to peace

January 8, 2014
The water resources graduate program at Oregon State University offers a fresh approach to communication, negotiation and conflict resolution of heated global disputes over seemingly murky waters.
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Launch of the International River Basins Organization (RBO) Database

December 5, 2013
As the 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation is wrapping up, the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD) team at Oregon State University is pleased to announce the launch of the new International River Basins Organization (RBO) Database. This large source of information on RBOs was collected and organized by Dr. Susanne Schmeier, and will now be included alongside our existing datasets on international river basins, international freshwater agreements and treaties, and international water events.

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