Jarvis, Todd

Author Description

A widely recognized expert on groundwater issues, Todd Jarvis, PhD, is a consulting groundwater hydrologist with over 30 years of experience working for global water/wastewater engineering and groundwater engineering firms. With professional licenses as a Certified Engineering Geologist, Certified Water Right Examiner, and Certified Mediator, he specializes in dispute prevention and conflict resolution related to groundwater resources and water well construction. Since earning his PhD at Oregon State University (OSU) in 2006, he has taught courses in water resources policy and management, water negotiations, and collaborative processes at OSU, as well as internationally as a consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oregon Law School teaching Environmental Conflict Resolution and Collaborative Planning and Management for the School of Public Policy, Planning and Management. He served on the licensing boards for professional geologists in the states of Wyoming and Oregon. His new book Contesting Hidden Waters: Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers is available through Routledge (2014). Todd is the Interim Director of the Institute for Water & Watersheds at OSU — one of the 54 Water Resources Research Institutes located across the United States celebrating over 50 years of being in business thanks to the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.

Authored Reports

Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis, Interim Director - Institute for Water & Watersheds at OSU