Lynette de Silva

Lynette_deSilva-Headshot_300pxLynette de Silva is an educator, mediator and facilitator. She directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation at Oregon State University (OSU), and teaches graduate courses in water conflict management. As a consultant to UNESCO, de Silva conducted (2013) water conflict management training to senior water professionals from east Africa, in the Skills-Building Workshop: “Train the Trainer.” Beyond the water-field, de Silva volunteers (2011 – Present) as a mediation practitioner, within Benton County, Oregon court and community mediation systems. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in areas emphasizing water resources and land management practices, which includes directing OSU’s Natural Resources Leadership Academy (2012); working on projects to assist water conflict prevention and resolution; mitigating flooding in the Red River Basin; and identifying and overseeing remediation of soil and groundwater contamination in Indiana.