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Facilitations and Skills-Building Workshops

Conducted by Dr. Aaron Wolf

Capacity-Building Workshop (with Claudia Sadoff, Christina Leb, and Glen Hearns): “Negotiating Transboundary Waters: Finding Solutions.” Afghanistan Inter-Ministerial Group on Transboundary Waters, Ministry of Energy and Water, with World Bank support, Kabul, Afghanistan, 21-25 August 2016. 

Training (with Kathie Dello and Gordon Grant): “Oregon's Present and Future Water Resources: Climate, Conflict, and Cooperation,” at the 8th Annual CONNECT Conference, Gleneden Beach, OR, 20 April 2016.

Training: “Water Conflict Management & Transformation.” Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium, Corvallis, OR, 18 April 2016.

Moderator: “Does Science End Religious Belief?” Veritas Forum, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 13 April 2016.

Professional Skills Development Workshop: “Preventing and Resolving Water Conflicts.” NW Institute for Dispute Resolution, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 25-26 March 2016.

Facilitator, Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan Dialog, convened by the World Bank. Almaty, Kazakhstan, 26-28 January 2016.

Training Seminar (co-taught with Stefano Burchi, Gabriel Eckstein, and Zaki Shubber): “Legal and Institutional Aspects of Water Governance: from the International to the Domestic Perspective,” Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, UNESCO-IHP, and the International Fund for the Aral Sea. Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 6-9 July 2015.

Capacity-Building Workshop: “Transboundary Waters of Afghanistan.” Co-sponsored by the Governments of Afghanistan and the United States, Kabul, Afghanistan, 28 June – 1 July, 2015. 

Skills Development Workshop (co-offered with Kim Ogren): “Facilitation & Conflict Management,” Mediators Beyond Borders, Oregon State University, 29 May 2015.

Session Facilitation: “Sharing Benefits of Transboundary Waters Across Sectors and Countries,” convened by the Global Environment Facility, UNECE Water Convention, UNESCO-IHP; and “Shared Vision and Framework for Action for Groundwater Governance,” convened by the World Bank, FAO, and UNESCO-IHP.  7th World Water Forum, Daegu, South Korea, 12-17 April 2015.

Technical Expert/Facilitation: “Room 5: War or Peace?” The UNESCO-WWAP Water Rooms Write-Shop in preparation for Expo 2015, Perugia, Italy, 21-23 January 2015.

Skills-Building Workshop (co-taught with Tara Goleman, Daniel Goleman , and Bob Sadowski): “Chemistry of Connection - Individual and Collective.” Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY 21-23 November 2014.

Workshop Facilitation: “Water Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty: How can our water laws and policies better support water resilience?” University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM 9-10 October 2014. 

Skills-Building Workshop and Facilitation: Conflict Management Components of “Training and Capacity Development in Preventive Diplomacy for Transboundary Water Management With a Focus on Central Asia.” Hosted by UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and Rotary International, Delft, The Netherlands, 29 September to 1 October 2014.

Train-the-Trainers Workshop (planned, taught): Transboundary Cooperation and Hydropower Development for the Mekong Basin.  Sponsored by GIZ. Vientiane, Lao PDR, 22-24 July 2014.

Skills-Building Workshop (planned, taught and facilitated): Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM). Hosted by OKACOM and USAID. Gaborone, Botswana, 17-19 March 2014.

Workshop (co-designed, with Bill Jaeger and Adell Amos, and co-facilitated, with John Braden): “Addressing Water Scarcity and Conflicts in the Pacific Northwest: A Workshop for Issue Engagement.”  Silverton, OR, 3-5 March 2014.

Skills-Building Course (co-planned, co-taught, and co-authored training manual): “Effective Negotiation for International Transboundary Waters,” with Rejani Kunjappan and Todd Jarvis. Sponsored by the Mekong River Commission for members of four MRC countries, Vang Vieng, Lao PDR, 11-13 December 2013.

Skills-Building Course (co-planned, facilitated and co-taught): “Transboundary Water Capacity-Building,” with Claudia Sadoff, Christina Leb, and Astrid Hillers. Sponsored by the World Bank for the Government of South Sudan, Juba, South Sudan, 18-22 November 2013.

Skills-Building Course: “Train the Trainers: Transboundary Hydropower Development in the Mekong Basin,” with Diana Nenz. Sponsored by GIZ, Bangkok, Thailand, 14-16 October 2013.

Skills-Building Course: “Capacity Building on the Cooperation of Transboundary Rivers:  International Law and Negotiation Skills,” with David Grey and Stephen McCaffrey.  Sponsored by the China Ministry of Water Resources and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 7-9 May 2013.

Skills-Building Course: “Designing and Implementing Conflict Resolution Processes.” UNESCO-IHE and UNESCO PCCP, Delft, Netherlands, 11-15 March 2013.

Training Workshop (facilitated): “The Governance of Hydropower in Transboundary River Basins – International Experiences.” Mekong River Commission and GIZ, Bangkok, Thailand, 20-21 November 2012.

Workshop (co-planned, co-facilitated): “The 4th Annual Symposium on Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty: The Columbia River Treaty, 2014.” Polson, MT, 10-12 October 2012.

Skills-Building Training: “Transformative Listening and Facilitation.” Fellowship of Reconciliation PNW Conference:  Living The Dream of Justice & Peace. Seabeck, WA, 29 June-2 July 2012.

Conference co-facilitator (with Torkil Jønch Clausen, lead, and Kurt Mørck Jensen and Jeremy Bird): “Mekong2Rio: International Conference on Transboundary River Basin Management.” Phuket, Thailand, 1-3 May 2012.

Skills-Building Course: “Designing and Implementing Conflict Resolution Processes.” UNESCO-IHE and UNESCO PCCP, Delft, Netherlands, 12-16 March 2012.

Skills-Building Workshop: Mini-course and site visit for regional representatives of the African Ministerial Conference on Water. Portland and Corvallis, OR, 12-13 October 2011.

Workshop (co-planned, co-facilitated): “The 3rd Annual Symposium on Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty: The Columbia River Treaty, 2014.” Cranbrook, BC, 3-4 October 2011.

Workshop (co-planned, co-facilitated): “Dams and Sustainability in China.” Woodrow Wilson Center, 27 July 2011.

Skills-Building Course: “Designing and Implementing Conflict Resolution Processes.” UNESCO-IHE and UNESCO PCCP, Delft, Netherlands, 7-11 March 2011.

Facilitation: 5th Abu Dhabi Group for Himalayan Dialogue.  The World Bank.  Bangkok, Thailand, 15-16 December 2010.

Workshop (co-planned, co-facilitated): “The 2nd Annual Symposium on Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty: The Columbia River Treaty, 2014.” Corvallis, OR, 7-9 November 2010.

Skills-Building Course (co-designed and co-taught with Dr. Vitoon Viriyasakultorn): “Skills for Mediation/Facilitation for Transboundary Water Resources Conflict Management.” Mekong River Commission, Bang Saen, Thailand, 23-25 June 2010.

Skills-Building Course (invited co-instructor): “Negotiation Skills for the Anticipation, Prevention and Resolution of Water Conflicts.” UNESCO-IHE and UNESCO PCCP, Delft, Netherlands, 9-10 March 2010.

Workshop (planned and co-facilitated): “Water Diplomacy: Sharing waters, Sharing Benefits.” Arab Water Academy, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11-13 October 2009.

Workshop (co-planned and co-facilitated): “Survey of Dam Related Impacts,” co-hosted project between OSU and Yunnan University, Kunming, China 27-28 July 2009.

Course session with mock negotiations (co-taught with Aaron Salzberg): “Transboundary Water and U.S. Foreign Policy,” at a US Foreign Service Course for Environment, Science and Technology and Health Officers, Arlington, VA, 23 June 2009.

Workshop (co-planned): “Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty: The Columbia River Treaty, 2014.” Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 2-4 April 2009.

Facilitation (planned, co-facilitated): “Regional Forum on the MRC Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative.” Mekong River Commission Environment Program. 2-3 February 2009.

Skills-Building Course: “Water Conflict Management & Transformation.” US Bureau of Reclamation Leadership Teams:

  • Grand Junction, CO, 18-21 February 2014 (two and four day versions)
  • Albuquerque, NM, 9-12 September 2013 (two and four day versions, with Dena Marshall)
  • Provo, UT, 5-8 August 2013 (two and four day versions)
  • Boulder City, NV, 23-27 July 2012 (two and five day versions, with Dena Marshall)
  • Salt Lake City, UT, 16-20 July, 2012 (two and five day versions, with Kim Ogren)
  • Boise, ID, 22-23 June, 2011
  • Sacramento, CA, 25-26 April 2011
  • Albuquerque, NM, 21-22 December 2009 (with Collaborative Program stakeholders)
  • Billings, MT, 23-24 November 2009
  • Bismarck, ND, 16-17 September 2008
  • Phoenix, AZ, 10-11 September 2008 (with Julia Doermann)
  • Salt Lake City, UT, 8-9 July 2008

Regional Training Course (co-designed and co-taught with Dr. Vitoon Viriyasakultorn and Dr. Jerome Delli Priscoli): “Transboundary Waters Conflict Prevention and Management.” USAID and the Mekong River Commission.

  • Bangkok, Thailand, 29-30 May 2008
  • Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29-30 September 2008
Facilitation: “Creating a Better Understanding for Addressing Transboundary Impacts in the Lower Mekong Basin.” Mekong River Commission. Vientiane, Lao PDR, 27-28 February 2008.

Training Session: "Water Conflict Management & Transformation." US Bureau of Reclamation: Workshop on Institutional Solutions for Water Resource Conflicts: A Forum for Reclamation Managers. Salt Lake City, UT, 26 September 2007.

Co-facilitation (with Dr. Vitoon Viriyasakultorn and Doug Sarno): "Promoting Regional Cooperation in the Mekong River Basin." USAID and the Mekong River Commission. Vientiane, Lao PDR (for MRC Secretariat) 22-23 August 2007.

Workshop (co-facilitated): Abu Dhabi Group for Himalayan Dialogue. The World Bank. Bangkok, Thailand, 1-3 July 2007.

Co-facilitation (with Dr. Vitoon Viriyasakultorn and Doug Sarno): "Promoting Regional Cooperation in the Mekong River Basin." USAID and the Mekong River Commission. Vientiane, Lao PDR (for MRC Secretariat) 30-31 May 2007.

Co-facilitation (with Dr. Vitoon Viriyasakultorn): "Addressing Differences and Disputes: Mekong River Commission Secretariat Brainstorming Meeting." Vientiane, Lao PDR, 6 February 2007.

Skill-Building Workshop (designed and taught): "Sharing Water, Sharing Benefits: Managing and Transforming Water Disputes." Tufts University (students and faculty). Boston, Mass., 8 December 2006.

Skills-Building Workshop (co-taught): "Promoting Regional Cooperation in the Mekong River Basin." USAID and the Mekong River Commission. Vientiane, Lao PDR (for MRC Secretariat) 3 June 2006 and Udon Thani, Thailand (for delegations from four member countries) 5-6 June 2006.

Facilitation: "UNESCO IHP Brainstorming Meeting: From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential (PCCP) in South and Southeast Asia." Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand 21 April 2006.

Practicum (designed and taught): "Water Conflicts and Spiritual Transformation: Lessons for the Mediator." The Dialog Group (of Arab and Israeli facilitators/mediators), Haifa, Israel, 17 June 2005.

Workshop (co-planned and co-directed): "Water Conflicts and Spiritual Transformation: A Dialogue." Oregon State University, Pacific Institute, International Water Academy, and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Vatican City, 13-15 October 2004.

Workshop (co-planned and co-directed): "International Water Funding Dialogue." Oregon State University, Pacific Institute, and Universidad Nacional. Nicoya, Costa Rica, 9-11 June 2004.

Training course (co-organized and co-taught): "Mesoamerican Workshop on the Governance of Transboundary Water Basins." Universidad Nacional, the Pacific Institute, and the Universities Partnership for Transboundary Waters, Nicoya, Costa Rica, 7-9 June 2004.

Practicum (designed and taught): "Practicum in Water Conflict Resolution: Lessons from Around the World." US Bureau of Reclamation Management Workshop, Fort Collins, Colo. 4-6 November 2003.

Training course (designed and taught): "Water Resources Negotiations and Conflict Resolution." National Water Commission of Mexico (for 70 watershed managers), Mexico City, Mexico, 25-29 August 2003.

Training course (co-organized and co-taught): "Stakeholder Participation in International River Basins: Models, Successes, and Failures." Oregon State University and the Pacific Institute, Corvallis, OR, 14-16 April 2003.

Training course (co-taught): "International Waters: Shared Waters, Shared Future." The World Bank Institute, Washington, DC, 24-27 February 2003.

Training course/seminar (co-organized, facilitated, co-taught): "Transboundary Water Issues in the South Caucasus." US Agency for International Development, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Pacific Institute and Oregon State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 6-8 November, 2002.

Training course/visioning excercise (co-taught): "The Niger Basin Visioning Workshop." Niger Basin Authority and the World Bank International Waters Window, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 16-20 September 2002.

Side Meeting on River Monitoring (co-facilitated): "River Monitoring in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia." OSCE Tenth Economic Forum, Prague, Czech Republic, 31 May 2002.

Initial planning meeting (directed/co-facilitated): "Universities Partnership for Transboundary Waters - Development of an Agenda." Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 13-17 May 2002.

Training course (co-taught): "International Waters: From Threats to Opportunity." The World Bank Institute, Washington, DC, 26-28 February 2001.

Workshop (planned and co-directed): "Fire and Water: A Dialog Between the Realms of Arms Control and Transboundary Water Management." Oregon State University, Pacific Institute, and Sandia National Lab. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 23-24 October 2001.

Facilitation: "Workshop on Southern African Waters." United Nations University. Johannesburg, South Africa, 25-26 November 2000.

Workshop (planned and directed): "Transboundary Waters: The Salween Basin." United Nations University and the International Water Resources Association. Chiang Mai, Thailand, 13-16 September 1999.

Training course (co-taught): "Management of Transboundary Water Resources." US Agency for International Development and Southern Africa Development Community. Harare, Zimbabwe, 26-30 July 1999.

Facilitation: Hurricane Creek (Alabama) Stakeholders Meetings, Birmingham, AL, April and May 1998.

Training course (co-taught): "Integrated Decision Making: Building a Quality Community for the 21st Century." Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, July 1997.

Training course (co-taught): "Water Resources Dispute Resolution." Annual Meeting of the International Association of Impact Assessment, New Orleans, LA, May 26-27, 1997.

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Conducted by Dr. Gregg Walker

Improving Public Land Management: The Collaborative Learning Approach, USDA-Forest Service Eastern and Southern Regions [Regions 9 and 8] University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 29-31 January 2001.  This was a three day course in the theory and practice of Collaborative Learning in public land management, decision making, public participation, and conflict resolution (with Steve Daniels, Director of the Western Rural Development Center, Utah State University, formerly of the Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University).

People, Watersheds, and River Parks: A Collaborative Learning Design and Facilitation Training, College Station, Texas, June-July 2000.  This project was sponsored and hosted by the Center for Public Leadership Studies, George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A & M University.  Funded by the San Antonio Water System and the San Antonio River Authority, the project included two separate 2-day training programs.  The first, held in June, presented an introduction to Collaborative Learning.  The subsequent July training emphasized how to design and facilitate Collaborative Learning activities (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning and Landscape-level Planning Workshop: A Training Program, Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, Minnesota, May 2000.  Sponsored by the University of Minnesota, this project featured a two-day introductory training program on Collaborative Learning (with Keith Blatner, Chair, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Washington State University).

Community Visioning about Food and Agriculture Policy, Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, Greenbelt, Maryland, October 1997 to November 1999.  In this project I (Walker) helped design and co-facilitate three local and one regional community visioning and action planning workshops in Traverse City MI, Steamboat Springs CO, Santa Rosa CA, and Durnago CO.  The workshop process design was based on Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), Collaborative Learning (CL), and action planning.   I also served as the conflict resolution consultant on the project.

Collaboration and Community-Based Watershed Management: Training and Critique, Ashton, Idaho, April 1999.  This project included an assessment of the Prepared for The Henry's Fork Watershed Council and a one-day training on facilitating multi-party collaboration, sponsored by the Henry's Fork Foundation & the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District (with Steve Daniels).

Public Participation, Collaborative Learning, and the South Deep Area, Colville National Forest, Colville, WA, December 1998 through April 1999.  This project included a two-day "Introduction to Collaborative Learning" training for Colville National Forest staff and Colville area community leaders.  The project also featured a day-long citizen workshop on the South Deep area (with Steve Daniels, and Keith Blatner and Matthew Carroll of Washington State University).

Public Participation, Planning, and the Chugach National Forest,  Anchorage, AK, August 1997 to 1999.  This project included both introductory and basic training programs on Collaborative Learning as a basis for public participation activities and interdisciplinary team work as part of the forest plan revision process.  In addition to training, the project featured the design and facilitation of Collaborative Learning citizen workshops, and situation assessment interviews (with Steve Daniels).

Managing Conflicts and Resolving Disputes: Collaboration and the Progress Triangle, workshop presented to the Extension Annual Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 16 September 1998, (with Steve Daniels).

Facilitating Multi-Party Dialogue: An Introductory Training, sponsored by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, the University of Arizona.  This one day training was part of the CEC Upper San Pedro Initiative Public Participation Process, directed by the Udall Center.  It was presented to the Southeast Arizona Society of Arbitrators and Mediators, Sierra Vista, AZ, 24 July 1998.

Collaboration and the Sierra Nevada Conservation Framework, applied seminar presented to Region 5 United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service and PSW Experiment Station, Sacramento, CA, 06 July 1998, (with Steve Daniels).

Collaboration, Citizen Involvement, and Watersheds: An Introduction to Collaborative Learning, one-day workshop presented to the Kenai Watershed Forum, Soldotna, AK, 6 April 1998.   In this project (Walker), I interviewed Forum members and citizens in the community about the Kenai Watershed Forum and relevant issues.  I gave a community talk on collaboration and presented a one-day training on Collaborative Learning and local watershed organizations.

Fostering Collaborative Learning Through Systems Thinking and Systems Mapping, workshop presented at the Arizona Dispute Resolution Association Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, 25 April 1998, (with Janet E. Watts, Executive Director, Mediation Services of Linn County, OR).

Convening, Participation, and Collaborating, an applied seminar presented to the Nature Conservancy-Arizona Chapter, Tucson, AZ, 30 April 1998.

Environmental Policy, Learning-Based Public Participation, and Good Science, presentation for the Kansas Special Commission on Water Quality Standards, Olathe, KS, 29 March 1998.

Collaborative Learning, Citizen Involvement, and Forest Policy: A Facilitator Training, sponsored by the Great Lakes Forestry Alliance and Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc., 18-20 February, 1998.  This project consisted of an introductory workshop, "Natural Resource Land Use Conflict Resolution: Opportunities for Communities," for community leaders.  That workshop was followed by "Collaborative Learning, Involved Citizens, Natural Resource Dependent Communities, and Forest Policy," an advanced facilitator training program connected to the January 1997 workshop on "public participation and land use conflict resolution."   The project also involved facilitation of Collaborative Learning citizen workshops related to forest plan revision (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Stewardship, Planning, and Public Participation: The Collaborative Learning Approach, sponsored by Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla, and Malheur National Forests, Baker City, OR, 16 and 17 December 1997. This project consisted of a two-day training on Collaborative Learning and assessing situations for their collaborative potential.  Situations addressed include multi-forest collaboration in the forest plan revision process, public participation alternatives, and multi-forest cooperation and the project and data analysis level (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning and Marys Peak Recreation Planning, Siuslaw National Forest, Corvallis, OR, September 1997-January 1998.  This project included training senior staff, and designing and facilitating community meetings (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning, Collaborative Stewardship, and Public Affairs, Region 4 of the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, Park City, UT, May, 1997.  This was a one day training program and plenary presentation at the national meeting of public affairs officers (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning: Conflict Management and Systems Thinking in Natural Resource Decision Making, workshop presented in conjunction with the Third Annual Conference on Presidential Rhetoric, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 28 February 1997, (with Steve Daniels).

Public Participation and Forest Land Use Conflict Resolution: A Collaborative Learning  Workshop, sponsored by the Lake States Forestry Alliance and The Johnson Foundation, Racine, WI,  January, 1997. This project featured a three day workshop on collaborative learning systems and conflict management strategies and techniques for natural resources leaders from Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.  (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning in Landscape Analysis, Decision Making, and Public Involvement, Petersburg Ranger District, Stikine Area, Tongass National Forest, Petersburg, AK,  October, 1996. This project included two days of interviewing ctizens and Forest Service employees, a four-day training for Forest Service personnel, a community presentation, and designing and facilitating a public meeting (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning and Public Participation in Forest Management Decisions,     Clearwater, Nez Perce, and Panhandle National Forests, northern Idaho, April-May, 1996.  This project included an initial workshop for senior staff of the three north Idaho National Forests and a follow-up workshop on systems thinking and forest planning (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning in Landscape Analysis, Planning, and Public Involvement, Bighorn National Forest, Buffalo Ranger District, Buffalo, WY, November, 1995. This project involved training senior staff, and designing and facilitating a community meeting (with Steve Daniels).

Systems Thinking and Watershed Analysis, Salem District of the Bureau of Land Management,  September-October, 1995.  This project included training senior staff and  facilitating a watershed analysis team's synthesis work (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning and Fire Recovery Planning, Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee, WA, Fall 1994-Winter 1995. This project included training Wenatchee National Forest staff members in the Collaborative Learning planning and  decision making method (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning and the Cispus Adaptive Management Area (AMA), Randle Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Randle, WA, Winter 1995. This project involved the design of a Collaborative Learning strategy for AMA planning and public involvement.  It  included training Randle Ranger District and Packwood Ranger District personnel in the Collaborative Learning planning and decision making method (with Steve Daniels).

Collaborative Learning and the Oregon Dunes, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Siuslaw National Forest, Reedsport, OR, Summer 1993.  This project included the design and facilitation of a series of citizen workshops concerning the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area management plan (with Steve Daniels).

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Conducted by Dr. Todd Jarvis

Adjunct faculty, University of Oregon Law School/Conflict Resolution Program - CRES 610 Environmental Conflict Resolution (2014 and 2015)

Mekong River Commission, Dates: 8-14 December, 2013 Water professionals from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand participated in a custom developed course "Effective Negotiation for Transboundary Waters: A Skills Building Course" 

SADC and UNESCO, Dates: 25-27 February 2013, 24r water professionals from Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, "Workshop on Promoting Cooperation and Conflict Prevention in Transboundary Water Resources", Gaborone, Botswana 

UNESCO, Dates: 8-12 July, 2012, 17 water professionals from Jordan, Iraq, and Palestine "Negotiations in Water Security and Water Diplomacy Workshop", Dead Sea, Jordan

UNESCO “Train the Trainer” Shared Waters Training Manual Course Amman, Jordan Dates: 20-25 November, 2011 Twelve water professionals from Jordan, Iraq, and Palestine participated in the second offering of training in shared waters management using the Shared Waters training manual.  

UNESCO “Train the Trainer” Shared Waters Training Manual Course Perugia, Italy, Dates: 20-25 September, 2010 This was the first training in using the Shared Waters training manual was conducted for 10 water professionals from African countries.

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Conducted by Ms. Lynette de Silva

Skills-Building Workshop (co-taught with Aaron Wolf): "Water Conflict Management & Transformation," to graduate students and water professionals, Oregon State University - Natural Resources Leadership Academy, Corvallis, OR, Taught every summer since 2013. 

Skills-Building Online Course (taught): "Water Conflict Management & Transformation," to graduate students and water professionals, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR, Taught every year since 2011.

Skills-Building Workshop (facilitated and taught): UNESCO "Train the Trainer" Shared Waters Training Manual Course for senior water professionals from Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Burundi. Workshop held as part of the 34th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 30-31, 2013. 

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