Aaron Wolf, an Oregon State University geography professor, has received the Monito del Giardino prize for his work mediating international water disputes. "I started off in the sciences doing groundwater modeling and quickly realized people were at the heart of both the problems and the solutions," he said. Wolf has consulted with organizations such as the World Bank and the State Department, and, since the 1990s, he has been active in mediating international conflicts over the Jordan River Basin.

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