Institute for Water & Watersheds
Oregon State University
Todd Jarvis is an engineering geologist, water rights examiner, and mediator specializing in dispute prevention and conflict resolution for groundwater, aquifers, and water well construction. He works at the Institute for Water & Watersheds at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, one of the 54 Water Resources Research Institutes funded by the US Geological Survey and distributed across the United States and US territories. He is a board member on the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Licensed Surveying.
Groundwater depletion in Oregon is a media darling. The 2016 "Draining Oregon" exposé in The Oregonian prompted the Oregon Water Resources Commission to consider sustainable groundwater management planning yet groundwater depletion is current news today. The institutional response has thus far followed a pedagogy of learning from good practice and failure. Like an undergraduate college diploma, the Oregon Groundwater Sustainability DIPLOMA framework acknowledges that the requirements for graduating varies by discipline and jurisdiction. Different skills and flexible requirements will be essential for the statewide groundwater curriculum. Extra credit can be earned through innovations in new sources, new options for storage, new agreements, and new toolkits for groundwater and aquifer stewardship.
- Describe unsustainable groundwater utilization in volcanic rock aquifers
- Endorse conflict resolution through aquifer user agreements and "honest brokers" in the academies
- Demonstrate transdisciplinary strategies to develop groundwater portfolios
Webinar Recording & PDH Certificate
Included with your webinar registration is access to a recording of the program and a fillable certificate to self-report your Professional Development Hour (PDH)/Continuing Education Credit (CEU). Your certificate will be available to download and a link to the recording of this webinar will be sent within a week of the live program from [email protected]. The recording is exclusively for you, the registrant of the webinar. They are not to be shared or forwarded.