2022 Spring Conference Workshops

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NOTICE:

AWRA will continue to hold this conference in-person as planned with strict safety and health protocols in place to continue our commitment to keep conference participates and AWRA safe. We cannot confirm there will be a hybrid component to this conference at this time. When submitting a Call for Topical Sessions and Workshops, please submit these knowing you are making a commitment to be in-person. If circumstances change in the local area (i.e. similar to the overwhelming spread of COVID-19 in Orlando and the health crisis that followed), the AWRA Board of Directors will assess the situation as it unfolds and may choose to make different choices at this time.

In the world we live in today, there is an inherent and permanent risk of being exposed to COVID-19 in your daily life. Trips to the grocery store, getting gas, picking up your children from school, and seeing family and friends are among the risks we take daily to live a normal and productive life. AWRA seeks to normalize how the AWRA community can gather in-person to fulfill our mission of community, conversation, and connection in the water resources community. Our safe and healthy protocols in place are the best practices of in-person gatherings today. The restrictions that are in place are the current standards, and protocols may change closer to the conference date. UPDATED: January 10, 2022

Workshop 1: Water Conflict Management and Transformation
Sunday, April 24 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
$49/person | Registration Limit = 30 attendees

This workshop includes lunch (breakfast is on your own). 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

REGISTRATION NOTE & CANCELATION POLICY

BEFORE REGISTERING, click here to read the COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Affirmation of Conduct Restrictions. You will be required to sign, date, and upload this into the conference verification tool. Instructions for accessing and uploading the required documents are found on the Spring Conference COVID-19 Protocols page.

Register for Conference

All conference participants (presenters, moderators, panelists, etc.) must register at the appropriate registration rate. AWRA Gateway members are not eligible for discounted conference rates. The registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference, and the sharing of registrations is prohibited - every person attending the conference must register. For presenters, if two or more individuals will be presenting, each individual must register for the conference. This includes all oral/technical session presenters; all panel session presenters; and all poster session presenters.

Cancelations must be made in writing. We can transfer your registration to someone else by March 11, 2022. Those cancelations received by March 11, 2022 will be subject to a processing fee of 25% of total fees. No refunds will be given after March 11, 2022 - no exceptions! Abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.

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