Water diplomacy skills for academic researchers
Join us on October 10, 2017 for a skill-building seminar where we will discuss how to engage diverse communities in water research and science-based adaptive management strategies.
Water diplomacy skills for academic researchers: focusing conversations for their usability and your productivity
Where: University of Washington, Seattle Campus, eScience Institute located in the Washington Research Foundation Data Science Studio, on the 6th floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower
When: October 10, 2017 12:00- 1:00 pm, followed by coffee and light refreshments.
Speaker: Mary Dumas, Professional Mediator Dumas & Associates, Inc. brings 30 years of experience working with governments, Native American tribes, scientists and citizens on the creation of accessible, relevant technical information, including watershed management, instream flow negotiations, water budgets, forestry harvest and recreational use strategies, and agricultural land preservation and mitigation tools.
Overview: Learn to use a proven community engagement tool in water-related research and projects. For 25 years, the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy framework has been applied in transboundary settings, and is particularly suited to water-related projects. Participants will: (i) practice conducting community assessments; and (ii) learn how to apply this information in the design of accessible research that can expand understanding of hydrology impacted processes among diverse participants and information users. We will introduce learning activities that draw on real-world scenarios, supported by course manual and worksheets that researchers can use as a resource in their work. Participants will explore conflict de-escalation tools and prepare strategies to promote thoughtful participation in current research and projects.
Additional Resources and References
- FMI on Toolz for Tough Conversations see http://imtd.org/services/toolz-for-tough-conversations/ …
- Toolz unit presented at Kennesaw State Skills Clinic August 2017, see http://comdev.hss.kennesaw.edu/about/news-events/n-cmpd-2017-08-28-volkerincm/