Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference
The annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference attracts hundreds of water officials and citizens who share an avid interest in Oklahoma's water resources management, development, and protection. Each year, the latest water issues are addressed by state, federal, and local experts. Recipients of the Oklahoma Water Pioneer Award are recognized during a special ceremony.
The Oklahoma Water Pioneer Award was initiated in 1985 to honor the men and women who have made significant contributions in the planning, development, management, and conservation of Oklahoma’s water resources. The award is presented each year at the Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference to individuals who have been nominated as a gesture of appreciation for their wisdom in developing Oklahoma’s great rivers and groundwaters, and for preserving the integrity and beauty of the state’s waters for future generations.
2016 SponsorsBank of America Merrill Lynch
Burns & McDonnell
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Citizens for the Protection of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer (CPASA)
Environmental Federation of Oklahoma
Grand River Dam Authority
Mustang Brewing Company
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Oklahoma Department of Mines
Oklahoma Farm Bureau
Oklahoma Rural Water Association
Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Meshek & Associates, PLC
Municipal Finance Services, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy
OGE Energy Corp.
Oklahoma Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society
Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
Oklahoma Ground Water Association
Port of Muskogee
A & M Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
Blue Thumb Education Program
Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma
Holloway, Updike, & Bellen, Inc.
Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association
Oklahoma Water Environment Association
United States Bureau of Reclamation
United States Geological Survey