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Professor and Department Chair of Geosciences, Oregon State University
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February 24, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With almost 800 million people currently lacking access to clean water and two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face conditions of severe water stress by 2025, disputes over water are a growing global concern. But while dwindling water supplies sharpen focus on conflict, long-term peacebuilding opportunities are often overlooked.
July 28, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Aaron Wolf, Matt Zentner, and Jim Duncan identify significant gaps in institutional capacity to cope with water variability and map basins at risk for future tensions.
January 13, 2010 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Practitioners and experts highlight work that demonstrates the positive impact multi-dimensional development and peacebuilding programs can have on environmental conflict arenas.
January 13, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Experts discuss how a focus on natural resources, especially water, can bring broader peace to areas of conflict in the panel co-hosted by the Wilson Center on the Hill, ECSP, and the Fetzer Institute.
This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at a January 2010 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore the affect of globalization on natural resource issues such as water on local, national, and international levels. Examining the effect of environmental peacebuilding on communities, the discussion explored how governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other interested parties can generate positive outcomes while minimizing negative ones.
The UN system and its partners have ripe opportunities to capitalize on water’s cooperation promise while undercutting its conflict potential, write Alexander Carius, Geoffrey Dabelko, and Aaron Wolf in their policy brief.
Fire & Water: Technologies, Institutions, and Social Issues in Arms Control and Transboundary Water-Resource AgreementsJul 07, 2011
A recent workshop highlights the closeness of national security and environmental concerns through explicitly comparing the technologies, institutions, and social issues in two seemingly disparate fields: arms control and transboundary water resources.
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
The Navigating Peace Initiative’s Water Conflict and Cooperation Working Group present four policy briefs to identify the current and emerging trends in water conflict and cooperation.
By coming together to jointly manage shared water resources, countries can build trust and prevent conflict.
En s’alliant pour gérer conjointement leurs ressources partagées en eau, les pays peuvent construire une relation de confiance et éviter les conflits.