What is the NRLA?
Oregon State University's Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) brings together professionals and graduate students from across the world to establish connections, enhance leadership skills and learn from experts on timely, relevant topics in today's changing world.

With a reputation for teaching and research excellence in various natural resources disciplines, internationally renowned faculty lead participants through a variety of topics covering areas of conflict management, communication, sustainable natural resources and leadership.

The NRLA is a one-stop-shop for participants to enhance their leadership skills through hands-on experience in engaging coursework and field trips, preparing them to solve complicated natural resources issues. Participants receive continuing education credits for their profession or receive graduate credits in an accelerated one-week format.

Learn more about OSU's Natural Resources Leadership Academy at http://summer.oregonstate.edu/nrla/about/.

What is the NRLA

Oregon State University's Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) brings together professionals and graduate students from across the world to establish connections, enhance leadership skills and learn from experts on timely, relevant topics in today's changing world.

With a reputation for teaching and research excellence in various natural resources disciplines, internationally renowned faculty lead participants through a variety of topics covering areas of conflict management, communication, sustainable natural resources and leadership.

The NRLA is a one-stop-shop for participants to enhance their leadership skills through hands-on experience in engaging coursework and field trips, preparing them to solve complicated natural resources issues. Participants receive continuing education credits for their profession or receive graduate credits in an accelerated one-week format.

Learn more about OSU's Natural Resources Leadership Academy at http://summer.oregonstate.edu/nrla/about/.

Find out more by watching this short video or taking a look at the instructor profile.

AGWA-U Course Offered
WRP599 - Resilient & Robust Resource Management
How do we sustain natural resources given a dynamic climate and an uncertain future?

The serious practice of climate adaptation is little more than a decade old, with many elements that are controversial and rapidly evolving. The science of climate impacts, in most cases, does not provide effective guidance about how to define sustainable resource management.

Each day will include working through a series of case studies. Using a set of global examples as well as local cases, we will approach climate adaptation from several perspectives:
• How the eco-hydrological landscape responds to climate shifts
• How built and managed aspects of the landscape, such as infrastructure, interact with climate change
• How a variety of institutions engage with non-stationary management
• How governance frameworks and management agreements encompass dynamic institutional and hydrological relationships.

Climate adaptation is inherently interdisciplinary, and we will draw from scientific, engineering, economic and finance, and governance and legal viewpoints about topics such as assessing vulnerability, defining performance indicators and developing adaptation plans. This course will draw from an international set of expertise. Throughout the course, students will hear from daily guest lecturers (via video conferencing or in person) representing each of the course’s major topics. Speakers will be determined as the course approaches.

The class size will be small so registration will fill up quickly. Registration will open in February.

Dates of Course
The 2017 NRLA will take place 18-30 June. The AGWA course (WRP599) runs from 26-30 June. The class is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with breaks throughout. More detailed information on the full NRLA schedule can be found at http://summer.oregonstate.edu/nrla/schedule/.

Location
This course was offered through Oregon State University's main campus in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

How to Register
Those interested in the NRLA (either for credit or non-credit) must register online via the NRLA website. Once your registration is submitted, NRLA staff will assist you with any additional steps that may be required. For details on important deadlines, pricing, and NRLA registration please visit http://summer.oregonstate.edu/nrla/register/.

Questions about the registration process should be directed to NRLA staff and questions about the Sustainable Resource Management class itself can be directed here.

Additional Resources
The following documents are available to view or download:

AGWA Course Offered


Find out more by watching this short video or taking a look at the instructor profile.

WRP599 - Resilient & Robust Resource Management
How do we sustain natural resources given a dynamic climate and an uncertain future?

The serious practice of climate adaptation is little more than a decade old, with many elements that are controversial and rapidly evolving. The science of climate impacts, in most cases, does not provide effective guidance about how to define sustainable resource management.

Each day will include working through a series of case studies. Using a set of global examples as well as local cases, we will approach climate adaptation from several perspectives:
• How the eco-hydrological landscape responds to climate shifts
• How built and managed aspects of the landscape, such as infrastructure, interact with climate change
• How a variety of institutions engage with non-stationary management
• How governance frameworks and management agreements encompass dynamic institutional and hydrological relationships.

Climate adaptation is inherently interdisciplinary, and we will draw from scientific, engineering, economic and finance, and governance and legal viewpoints about topics such as assessing vulnerability, defining performance indicators and developing adaptation plans. This course will expose students to an international set of expertise. Throughout the course, students will hear from daily guest lecturers (via video conferencing or in person) representing each of the course’s major topics. Speakers will be determined as the course approaches.

The class size will be small so registration will fill up quickly. Registration will open in February.

Dates of Course
The 2017 NRLA will take place 18-30 June. The AGWA course (WRP599) runs from 26-30 June. The class is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with breaks throughout. More detailed information on the full NRLA schedule can be found at http://summer.oregonstate.edu/nrla/schedule/.

Location
This course was offered through Oregon State University's main campus in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

How to Register
Those interested in the NRLA (either for credit or non-credit) must register online via the NRLA website. Once your registration is submitted, NRLA staff will assist you with any additional steps that may be required. For details on important deadlines, pricing, and NRLA registration please visit http://summer.oregonstate.edu/nrla/register/.

Questions about the registration process should be directed to NRLA staff and questions about the Sustainable Resource Management class itself can be directed here.

Additional Resources
The following documents are available to view or download:

About the Instructor

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John Matthews
Dr. John H. Matthews is the Secretariat Coordinator and co-founder for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank. An aquatic ecologist by training, his work integrates technical and policy knowledge to support resilient resource management, climate - robust infrastructure operations, and economic development. Matthews has published widely for technical, practitioner, and general audiences, including recent articles in Science and Nature Climate Change and reports for the World Bank and UN agencies.

*The course will feature daily guest lecturers, who will be determined soon.

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John Matthews
Dr. John H. Matthews is the Secretariat Coordinator and co-founder for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank. An aquatic ecologist by training, his work integrates technical and policy knowledge to support resilient resource management, climate - robust infrastructure operations, and economic development. Matthews has published widely for technical, practitioner, and general audiences, including recent articles in Science and Nature Climate Change and reports for the World Bank and UN agencies.

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Mats Eriksson
Dr. Mats Eriksson joined SIWI in autumn 2010 as Programme Director for Climate Change and Water and Programme Director of Water, Food, and Energy Nexus since 2015. At SIWI, Dr. Eriksson is engaged in applied research projects on the intersection of water resources management and climate change adaptation. Dr. Eriksson has over 20 years of experience working with natural and water resource management. Mats has worked on transboundary water governance and has undertaken studies of land use, soil erosion and palaeo-climate, as well as studies of climate change, variability, impact and adaptation to water-induced hazards. His work experience includes Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. He obtained his PhD in Geography in 1998 and has published over 40 scientific papers.

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Guillermo Mendoza
Dr. Guillermo Mendoza is a Civil Engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources (USACE-IWR). At IWR Dr. Mendoza provides support to international and domestic multi-objective decision making for complex water resources problems, such as implementing IWRM and trade-offs, and risk-informed decision scaling for climate change adaptation. He conducts water management projects across the globe, including projects in Thailand and Vietnam. He graduated from the University of Maryland, and received a PhD in bioresource engineering from Cornell University.

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Diego Rodriguez
Dr. Diego Rodriguez is currently a Senior Economist at the Water Global Practice of the World Bank. He is the task team leader of the Decision Tree Framework to Incorporate Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design, under which he is leading analytical work to inform investment designs in Nepal, Kenya, Indonesia, and Mexico. He is the thematic focal point for the World Bank on water and climate change and is part of the Bankwide team on building climate resilience in planning and project design. He is also the task team leader of Thirsty Energy, a World Bank initiative on the quantification of the tradeoffs of the energy-water nexus and is also providing technical support to operational teams on the use of economic analysis in large water infrastructure investments under deep uncertainty with an emphasis in the application of decision scaling methodologies. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics, a Master’s in Applied Economics and a PhD in water economics.

About Oregon State University
Oregon State is a leading public research university in the northwest United States, located in Corvallis, Oregon. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is the only university in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations.

As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $308.9 million in external funding in the 2015 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. It offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and has the largest total enrollment in Oregon.

With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.232 billion.

About AGWA

Founded in 2010, the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) is an informal network for water resources adaptation to climate change, focused on supporting experts, decision makers, and institutions within the water community to find common solutions for sustainable water resources management.

Contact AGWA

Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
7640 NW Hoodview Cir.
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
USA