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437 contributors James D. Barton is the Chief of the Columbia Basin Water Management Division for the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division in Portland, Oregon. He manages Corps of Engineers Water Management activities for water resource projects throughout the Columbia River Basin. He serves as the U.S. Co-Chair for the Columbia River Treaty Operating Committee. Mr. Barton previously served as the Chief of Water Management for the Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division in Dallas,Texas. Prior to that he worked in various other positions with the Department of Energy, Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Geological Survey. Mr. Barton is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He has graduate degrees in business administration, project management, and strategic planning. Aimee Brown earned a masters of science degree from Oregon State University’s Department of Geosciences in 2009. Her thesis, Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Snowpack Extent and Measurement in the Columbia River Basin and Nested Sub Basins, focused on creating a better understanding of current snowpack measurement systems, and the ability of these systems to accurately portray a variety of snow-covered areas under shifting precipitation regimes. Aimee’s current work as a science journalist takes her around the globe reporting on the interactions between built and natural environments. Barbara Cosens joined the law faculty at the University of Idaho in 2004, received tenure in 2009, and was promoted to full professor in 2010. She was the Shepard Professor for 2009–2010 at the College of Law. In 2009, she was the StegnerYoung Scholar at the University of Utah. In 2008–2009 she received the William F. and Joan L. Boyd Teaching Award from the University of Idaho College of Law. She teaches water law, water policy, law and science, and property law and a leads a team-taught course in interdisciplinary methods in water resources. She is a principal investigator on development of the new Water Resources graduate degree program at UI, which includes options for concurrent J.D./M.S. and J.D./Ph.D. degrees. She represents the University of Idaho on the Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance. Her research interests include the integration of law and science in water resource management and dispute resolution, water management and resilience, and the recognition and settlement of Native American water rights. Lynette de Silva is Associate Director of the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation at Oregon State University. She also teaches courses in water resources management. She holds a master’s degree in 438 Contributors environmental geology (emphasizing hydrogeology) from Indiana University, Indianapolis; and a bachelor’s degree in geology, from Brooklyn College, New York. Over the past fifteen years she has worked in areas emphasizing water resources and land management practices.This includes working on projects to assist in supporting water conflict prevention and resolution, both regionally and internationally; mitigating flooding in the Red River Basin; investigating and quantifying carbon in soils and various ecosystems in the U.S. northern Great Plains; and identifying sources of soil and groundwater contamination in Indiana. Her principal areas of interest include water conflict management, integrated watershed management, earth science education and outreach. Lynette volunteers as a mediation practitioner within the Benton County, Oregon court system. Among her primary goals these days are to inspire and enrich the lives of others. Lucia De Stefano, Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, currently holds a teaching position at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and is a research fellow at the Water Observatory of the Botin Foundation. She has worked on water resources management for the private sector, nonprofit organizations and governmental bodies. Andrea K. Gerlak is Director of Academic Development for the International Studies Association, Environmental Policy Faculty Associate with the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and a researcher with the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona. She has more than ten years teaching experience as a faculty member at Columbia University and Guilford College. Her research interests are in environmental and natural resource policy, with particular attention to institutions and governance issues. She has published articles in Policy Studies Journal, Natural Resources Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory,Water Policy, Society and Natural Resources, Global Environmental Politics, the University of Denver Water Law Review, Publius:The Journal of Federalism, and Environmental Management. AlaTanya Heikkila is an associate...


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