Lynette de Silva co-directors the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation, at Oregon State University. She is a senior instructor, teaching classes in water management, and water conflict transformation.
As a consultant to UNESCO, she’s provided training to senior water professionals, in Ethiopia. Over the past 20 years, de Silva has worked in areas emphasizing water resources and land management practices, this includes a nonstructural approach to flood mitigation in the Red River Basin, in North Dakota; and, remediating contaminated soil and groundwater, in Indiana.
Today, her research interests include conflict management, particularly as it relates to the role of women and indigenous communities. In 2019, de Silva co-authored a book entitled, “Resolving Environmental Conflicts: Principles and Concepts,” the third edition, through CRC Taylor and Francis Publishers. She is currently working on “The Water Conflict Workbook” due out, 2021.