We hosted a workshop in 2016 on Euphrates Tigris Water Issues. The workshop resulted in the e-book, “Euphrates Tigris Water Resource Issues”. We would like to continue this work we began with the Euphrates-Tigris Initiative for Cooperation (ETIC) and its leader, Aysegül Kibaroglu on Tigris-Euphrates Transboundary Water Issues (her support letter and an update on her current research, here).
Middle East Studies Center’s role:
- facilitating teamwork and events
- capturing and sharing multidisciplinary conversations
- supporting grant proposals
Middle East Studies Center Strategy: Host multi-disciplinary forums to identify shared interests and forge projects. Support projects by organizing teamwork, proposal writing, and maintaining regular communications. See more on our approach to the related activities.
- initiating projects focused on water resource management that take local funds of knowledge into account around the world.
- Demonstrating connections between humanities, social sciences and “hard” sciences to draw together to benefit from diverse perspectives.
- curating marketable stories to engage students and the public
- Create research communities around water issues, participate in new communities of practice, both global and particular to certain regions of the world.
- Host a global water conference to establish OSU’s identity and clarify our role and contribution to solving the global water crisis.
- Impact curriculum with courses and eventually degree programs.
- Make the knowledge production process visible,
- accountability to students and the common good,
- open-source results and openness to partnership, meaning curating widely accessible and understandable information.