October 27, 2011
A documentary film produced by Julie Elkins Watson, a Water Resources Policy & Management Masters Student at Oregon State University. The film tells the story of the Columbia River and the diverse people and interests in the basin.
Redrawing the Map of the World’s International River Basins
August 24, 2011
Understanding why conflict over water resources arises between nations begins with a solid understanding of the geography of international river basins.
Water Crisis Offers Chance for Unity over Strife
July 30, 2011
The planet is currently home to 276 international river basins, which cover almost a half of the earth's land surface and are home to 40 percent of the global population.
Transboundary Water Basins, Climate Change, Variability, & Institutional Resilience
July 28, 2011
When Aaron Wolf, professor in the Department of Geoscience at Oregon State University, and his colleagues first looked at the dynamics behind water conflict in their Basins at Risk study, they found that a lot of the issues they'd assume would lead to conflict, like scarcity or economic growth, didn't necessarily.
Columbia River: Building Resilience into the Treaty
July 28, 2011
Aaron Wolf discusses the Columbia River issues given the potential for change in status of the Columbia River Treaty in 2024.
Updating Basins at Risk: Transboundary Water Conflict & Cooperation
July 28, 2011
Aaron Wolf discusses key indicators of international freshwater conflict and cooperation that help identify and evaluate international river basins at potential risk for future conflict.
A World Cup Every Month
June 20, 2011
...There has never been an occasion in history when arguments between nations over water have been a cassus belli. That’s the encouraging view from Oregon State University’s Aaron Wolf who specialises in water resources policy and conflict resolution and who addressed the recent SA Water & Energy Forum with great authority. But is that about to change?
Water Wars: Hydropotential or Hydrohype?
April 15, 2011
Transboundary water issues affect nearly everyone. There are 276 international river basins and the United Nations has defined nearly 300 transboundary aquifers.
Water Politics & Security in Africa: Interview with Prof. Aaron Wolf
February 18, 2011
The Africa Regional Media Hub interviews Professor Aaron Wolf of Oregon State University on Water Politics & Security in Africa.
Tapping Spirituality to Help Resolve Global Water Conflicts
October 22, 2010
Aaron Wolf is both a professor of geography at Oregon State University and a trained mediator in conflict resolution -- two professions he has melded together when working on the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as numerous disputes in central and southeast Asia and Africa.
Countdown on the Columbia- Deadline looms for the river that turned darkness to dawn
October 2, 2010
As we grow up, we have new experiences. We learn something we didn’t know before. We consider others. Make discoveries. Make mistakes. We fail and we succeed.
Mapping the Resilience of International River Basins to Future Climate Change-Induced Water Variability
September 8, 2010
Transboundary watercourses pose a variety of challenges to the management of water resources.
The dirty River Jordan
June 30, 2010
The holy waterway of Biblical times has become a polluted, foul-smelling stream. Can it be saved?
Water Wars, War of the Well, and Guerilla Well-fare
March 16, 2010
To get a feel for how sensationalist the term "Water wars" is in the media, consider that a search on Google leads to nearly 31 million results.
Community-Based Approaches to Conflict Management in the US Pacific
March 12, 2010
Todd Javis presents a case study showcasing how one community with multi-stakeholders addressed complex water issues.
The winter 2009/2010, "World Policy Journal" focuses on Water Wars
December 29, 2009
The winter 2009/2010, "World Policy Journal" features articles addressing water conflict concerns.
Todd Jarvis describes ground water management plans
December 4, 2009
Todd Jarvis, Associate director of the institute for water and watersheds, talks about new approaches to ground water management.
International Waters: Conflict, Cooperation, and Climate Change
November 1, 2009
Almost all human and ecosystem activity relies on a safe, stable supply of water resources. And since the resource needs to be allocated to myriad uses, from drinking to agriculture to instream flows to transportation, industry, and spiritual transformation, water management is conflict management.
Part 10- Fourth Plenary of the 2009 RSE Symposium
October 24, 2009
Professor Aaron T. Wolf, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University at Part 10 of the Fourth Plenary of the 8th Religion, Science, and the Environment Symposium under the auspices of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew held in New Orleans, LA on October 24, 2009.
Peace Talks Radio: Can Water Negotiations Point The Way to Peace?
September 25, 2009
Peace Talks Radio host Carol Boss talks with Aaron Wolf, international water negotiator and professor at Oregon State University.
Aaron Wolf - Spiritual Transformations and Environmental Negotiations
June 04, 2009
In this short video, Geoffrey Dabelko, Director at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, interviews Aaron Wolf.
Blue Gold: Have the Next Resource Wars Begun?
March 31, 2009
It has often been said that water is "blue gold" and the next resource wars will be fought, not over oil, but over water...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Across the Divide - Parting the Waters
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.