Workshop 1: Water Conflict Management and Transformation
Sunday, April 24 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
$49/person | Registration Limit = 30 attendees
Only water and coffee will be available in the room.
Meet the Presenters:
Todd Jarvis, Oregon State University
Todd Votteler, Texas Water Journal, Austin
Aaron Wolf, Oregon State University
Click here to read the presenter biographies.
"Water Conflict Management & Transformation” offers an opportunity for water resources professionals regardless of background to learn about current and leading-edge ways to work effectively in contentious water situations. It explores conflict tolerance, prevention, management, and transformation through collaborative structures as well as through models of negotiation and dialogue. Water management is conflict management. Regardless of the scale, ensuring that the needs of the people and ecosystems that rely on this critical resource are met effectively requires comprehensive understanding of both water science and water conflict management, including dispute mitigation, transformation, and resolution. To address these needs, the instructors have designed a highly interactive approach to capacity-building, including theoretical approaches, case studies, role plays, and serious gaming. The goal of this course is to broaden the scope of approach to the conflicts inevitable in the water world, and to provide a more theoretical dimension to conflict, engage multi-level scales of conflict dimensions and strengthen skills through highly experiential learning opportunities.
- Increase participants’ understanding of the issue of shared waters from various perspectives and scales.
- Develop the ability of participants to reframe interpersonal differences and apply this within the context of shared waters.
- Increase skills of participants to analyze stakeholders, issues and conditions for negotiations within a shared waters context.
- Introduce the participants to a wide range of negotiation tools, models and frameworks.
- Provide a space for participants to practice and demonstrate their negotiation/mediation skills.