Todd Jarvis

jarvis-headshot_300pxTodd Jarvis is a consulting groundwater hydrologist with nearly 30 years of experience in deep well drilling in fractured rock and karst. Prior to joining Oregon State University (OSU) he worked for global water/wastewater engineering and groundwater engineering firms. He also worked as an expert witness and provided litigation support on groundwater rights and water well construction in the western US before becoming enlightened as a licensed and insured mediator in the US. He currently specializes in dispute prevention and conflict resolution related to groundwater resources and water well construction. He co-instructs weeklong intensive courses in Water Conflict Transformation and Wicked Problems through the Natural Resources Leadership Academy at OSU. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oregon Law School teaching Environmental Conflict Resolution. He is a consultant to UNESCO in their Shared Waters training program. He provided weeklong “train the trainers” for African water professionals in 2010 and 2013 and “train the trainers” and advanced negotiations for Arab water professionals in 2011 and 2012. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Groundwater published through the National Ground Water Association. He recently served on the Oregon State Board of Geologists Examiners through an appointment by Governor Kitzhaber. His book Contesting Hidden Waters: Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers was released in 2014 by Earthscan.