This is a video created by the Natural Resources Leadership Academy in 2016. The course overview and goals will be similar this year.

Climate-Resilient Resource Management
Graduate & Professional Development Course
This week-long immersive course will take place at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, USA in mid-June 2019. It is designed for graduate students as well as professionals in fields related to water management and/or climate change adaptation.

The Course
WRP544: Climate-Resilient Resource Management
How do we sustain natural resources given a dynamic climate and an uncertain future?

The actual 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. This course will look at long-term sustainable resource management, which of necessity brings in climate impacts and especially climate adaptation. The course discusses much less about marine / coastal issues, but will discuss how the water cycle can serve as a unifying theme for looking at terrestrial and aquatic resource management. And as a result, issues around infrastructure, economic development, and national and global policy are connected to how we interact with and make resource management decisions.

Using a set of global examples and cases, the course 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 impacts
• 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. Past speakers have included engineers from the US Army Corps, economists with the World Bank, and community adaptation specialists from Nepal.

Dates of Course
This course will run from 17-21 June, 2019. Class meets daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with breaks throughout. More detailed information on the full OSU Summer Session schedule can be found at https://summer.oregonstate.edu/session-schedule.

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

How to Register
Registration opens on 14 April, 2019.

Those interested in the summer session course (either for credit or non-credit) must register online. For details on important deadlines, pricing, and registration please visit https://summer.oregonstate.edu/registration. From there you can find information for domestic, international, and non-degree seeking students.

WRP544 Flyer


This is a video created by the Natural Resources Leadership Academy in 2016. The course overview and goals will be similar this year.

Climate-Resilient Resource Management
Graduate & Professional Development Course
This week-long immersive course will take place at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, USA in mid-June 2019. It is designed for graduate students as well as professionals in fields related to water management and/or climate change adaptation.

WRP544: Climate-Resilient Resource Management

How do we sustain natural resources given a dynamic climate and an uncertain future?

The actual 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. This course will look at long-term sustainable resource management, which of necessity brings in climate impacts and especially climate adaptation. The course discusses much less about marine / coastal issues, but will discuss how the water cycle can serve as a unifying theme for looking at terrestrial and aquatic resource management. And as a result, issues around infrastructure, economic development, and national and global policy are connected to how we interact with and make resource management decisions.

Using a set of global examples and cases, the course 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 impacts
• 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. Past speakers have included engineers from the US Army Corps, economists with the World Bank, and community adaptation specialists from Nepal.

Registration opens on 14 April, 2019.

Dates of Course
This course will run from 17-21 June, 2019. Class meets daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with breaks throughout. More detailed information on the full OSU Summer Session schedule can be found at https://summer.oregonstate.edu/session-schedule.

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

How to Register
Those interested in the summer session course (either for credit or non-credit) must register online. For details on important deadlines, pricing, and registration please visit https://summer.oregonstate.edu/registration. From there you can find information for domestic, international, and non-degree seeking students.

WRP544 Flyer

About the Instructor

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John Matthews
Dr. John H. Matthews is the 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.

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 the Knowledge Platform

The Knowledge Platform is designed to promote and showcase an emerging set of approaches to water resources management that address climate change and other uncertainties -- increasing the use of "bottom-up approaches" through building capacity towards implementation, informing relevant parties, engaging in discussion, and creating new networks. This is an ongoing project of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) funded by the World Bank Group.


Contact AGWA

Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
7640 NW Hoodview Cir.
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
USA
http://alliance4water.org

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