Water for 2060
With passage of House Bill 3055 (the Water For 2060 Act) in 2012, Oklahoma became the first state in the nation to establish a bold, statewide goal of consuming no more fresh water in 2060 than was consumed in 2010. Water for 2060 emphasizes the use of education and incentives, rather than mandates, to achieve this ambitious goal without limiting Oklahoma's future growth and prosperity.
Water for 2060 Advisory Council
A fifteen-member advisory council was created in 2013. Chaired by J.D. Strong, OWRB Executive Director, the council was comprised of fourteen members appointed by the Governor, Speaker of the House, and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. The council was tasked with studying and recommending appropriate water conservation practices, incentives, and educational programs to moderate statewide water usage while preserving Oklahoma’s population growth and economic development goals.
As part of the state’s on-going Water for 2060 initiative, in-depth studies in three Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP) basins are focused on strategies to prevent future water supply shortages through increased conservation measures, use of marginal quality water supplies, and public water supply source regionalization. The three study basins have been identified by the OCWP as “Hot Spot” basins, which are projected to have the most significant water supply challenges within the next 50 years.
Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP)
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