Water Conflict Mgt. Director; Senior Instructor II

Office: 541-737-7013

Wilkinson Hall

Wilkinson Hall 256

2601 SW Orchard Avenue

2601 SW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

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Brief Research Interests: 

Water conflict management, integrated watershed management


Vita: Lynette de Silva

Specialty and Research Interests

Lynette de Silva directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation at Oregon State University (OSU), which includes: the graduate/professional certificate program; the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database, an information technology/outreach program; and the University Partnership for Transboundary Waters, a collaborative research program. This involves contributing to issues of topical scientific and societal importance; adding to state, national, and international visibility; consolidating programmatic cores and teaching missions; and recruiting graduate students, and evaluating student applications.

de Silva teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in water resources management, and water conflict management. Her principal areas of interest include water conflict management, integrated watershed management, and the study of transboundary waters. Ms. de Silva’s research interests include the role of women in transboundary freshwater dispute resolution; and how adaptive water governance, resilience building, and transformation works in marginalized communities.

Feature Story

Lynette de Silva looks at the Vanport disaster through a new lens (March, 2021)