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Governor's Water Conference Presentations

Selected 2014 PowerPoint Presentations

Plenary/Luncheon

The State of the State's Waters
J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Federal Updates
James Allard, Deputy Area Manager, USBR Oklahoma-Texas Area Office
Colonel Richard Pratt, Commander & District Engineer, USACE Tulsa District

High Frequency Water Quality Data: Is This Really Necessary
Dr. FranÁois Birgand, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University


Regional/Local Planning for Future Droughts

Kim Meek, City Manager, City of Guymon
Ken Komiske, Director of Utilities, City of Norman

Oklahoma Drought Update

The 2010-14 Drought: Past and Present
Gary McManus, Oklahoma State Climatologist

A Quick Glimpse Into the Future: Oklahoma Weather Patterns Through Next Summer
Kevin Kloesel, Oklahoma Climatological Survey


Meeting Water Reuse Challenges

Developing an Effective PR Campaign
Patricia Tennyson, Katz & Associates


Oklahomans Solving Global Water Crises

Water & Sanitation - The Global Challenge / the OU (OK) Response
David Sabatini, Director, OU Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center

WATERisLIFE
Ken Surritte, President
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Water4
Richard Greenly, Board Chair
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Selected 2013 PowerPoint Presentations

Plenary/Luncheon

Developing Sustainable Water Systems
Sharlene Leurig, Ceres

Luncheon Address
Michael Teague, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy & Environment
Col. Richard A. Pratt, Tulsa District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Water For 2060: Preparing For The Next Drought

Drought Impacts and Outlook
Veva Deheza, National Integrated Drought Information System

Drought Mitigation Tools
Collins Balcombe, Bureau of Reclamation

Minimizing Drought Impacts through the Water Plan
J.D. Strong, OWRB Executive Director


Oklahoma Water Magazine

Navigation in Oklahoma
Bob Portiss, Tulsa Port of Catoosa

Water for Recreation & Tourism
Gene Gilliland, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

OCWP Instream Flow Workgroup
John Rehring, Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Groundwater Monitoring Assessment Program
Derek Smithee, OWRB


Water For 2060: Breakthroughs In Water Sustainability

Partnerships in Conservation
Jon Radtke, Coca-Cola North America

Conservation as a Water Supply Solution
Greg Fisher, Denver Water

Oil & Gas Production Water Recycling
John Tintera, Sebree & Tintera


Selected 2012 PowerPoint Presentations

Plenary/Luncheon

Partnerships in Sustainability
Curt Brown, Bureau of Reclamation
Brian Richter, The Nature Conservancy

State & Federal Partnerships for a Shared Water Future
Bill Werkheiser, Associate Director for Water, US Geological Survey


Innovations In Water Conservation, Efficiency, & Reuse

The San Antonio Example
Karen Guz, Director of Conservation, San Antonio Water System

Water Supply and Uses: The Reality in 2012
Karl Stickley, P.E., Guernsey Engineering
Kevin Alexander, P.E., Separation Processes, Inc.

Conserving Water at a Dairy Farm
Anita Van der Laan, Frederick, OK

Water as a Crop
Ken Klaveness, Executive Director, Trinity Waters

Energy Water Conservation & Recycling
Richard Luedecke, Devon Energy

Conserving Water through No-Till Farming
Jay Franklin, Vinita, OK

Implementing OCWP Priorities: Monitoring & Infrastructure Water Monitoring & Analysis
Derek Smithee & Julie Cunningham, OWRB

Water/Wastewater Financing Solutions
Joe Freeman, OWRB
Ann Burger Entrekin, FirstSouthwest
Chris Cochran, BOSC, Inc.


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Sessions, OBA Environmental Law Section

Current Issues from the Perspective: Oklahoma Municipalities
Ken Williams

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Permitting Requirements and Authority
Shane Charleston and Jeri Fleming

In-Stream Flows and Non-Consumptive Uses of Water in Oklahoma
Dean Couch


Selected 2011 PowerPoint Presentations

Plenary/Luncheon

Federal Update
Colonel Michael Teague, COE

Ancient Water Systems in Israel
Dr. Dan Warner

4-H Speech Contest Winner
Jenna Murray


OCWP Panels


The Value of Water: Energy Production
Patricia Horn, OG&E

The Value of Water: Navigation
Bob Portiss, Port of Catoosa

The Value of Water: Fish & Wildlife
Richard Hatcher, ODWC

Demand, Hot Spots & Water Supply Options
Jessica Fritsche & Dan Reisinger, CDM

Water Supply Regionalization
Karl Stickley, C H Guernsey

Maximizing Existing Storage (Oklahoma's Watershed Program)
Robert Toole, OCC

OCWP Water Conservation Assessment
Jessica Fritsche, CDM

Energy Water Conservation
Richard Luedecke, Devon

Marginal Quality Water Use (New Opportunities in Water)
Mike Irlbeck, Abengoa Water

Municipal Water Reuse
Phil Spitzer, Alan Plummer Associates

Kansas Basin Advisory Committees
Tracy Streeter, Kansas Water Office

Colorado Basin Roundtables & Georgia Regional Water Planning Councils
Rick Brown, CDM

Instream/Environmental Flows
Derek Smithee, OWRB
Mark Wentzel, Texas Water Development Board
Rick Eades, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Tracy Streeter, Kansas Water Office

Water Project & Infrastructure Funding
Joe Freeman, OWRB


Hydrologic Studies & Tools Sessions

ABRFC, CoCoRAHS, and You
James Paul, Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center

Groundwater Levels in Oklahoma
Chris Neel, OWRB

Hydrologic Investigations
Chris Neel, OWRB

Stream Water Allocation Modeling
Bob Fabian & Maria Moreno, OWRB


OBA Continuing Education


Update on Interstate Water Rights (Compacts)
Dean Couch, OWRB

The Evolution of the Law of Interstate Water Disputes
Miles Tolbert, Crowe & Dunlevy



Selected 2010 PowerPoint Presentations

Plenary/Luncheon


On the Grid [text]
Scott Huler, Keynote

State of the State's Water
J.D. Strong, OSE/OWRB

Water Outlook from Washington D.C.
Laura Furgione, National Weather Service

Federal Update
Colonel Michael Teague, COE

OCWP Technical Studies: 2010 Progress and a Look Ahead to 2011
John Rehring, CDM

Water Supply Reservoir Viability and Water Conveyance Opportunities in Oklahoma
Karl Stickley, Guernsey

Public Input Update
Jeri Fleming, OWRRI

4-H Speech Contest Winners
Chelsea Blevins
Jenna Murray
Emily Morrow


OCWP Panels


Common Challenges, Common Goals
Marsha Slaughter, Okla. City Water Utilities Trust

OCWP & Water's Role in Agriculture
Dr. Larry Sanders, OSU

Stewardship
Mike Armitage, A Bar Ranch/Livestock

Tribal-State Water Conflicts in Oklahoma
Stephen Greetham, Chickasaw Nation

Federal Indian Water
Chris Kenney, Bureau of Reclamation (Ret)

The Need for Environmental Flows
Mike Fuhr, Nature Conservancy

Instream Flows: Lessons from Past Studies and Neighboring States
Barney Austin, INTERA

Valuing In-stream Flows: Non-market Valuation and Evidence in Oklahoma
Tracy Boyer, OSU

Sustaining Oklahoma Fishes Under Increasing Water Demands
Shannon Brewer, F&W Research Unit

There Has To Be Some Logic In All Of This!
Bud Ground, PSO

The Cana Woodford Shale: Devonís Water Management Strategy
Richard Luedecke, Devon

Energy and Water
Trish Horn, OGE


Dam Safety Session


Dam Safety Legal Issues
Bob Kellogg, Moricoli and Schovanec

What You Donít Know Can Hurt You
OWRB Staff


Water Rights Session


Water Rights

How to Complete an OWRB Water Use Application
OWRB Staff


Funding Agency Coordinating Team Session


Market Update
Joe Freeman, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Economic and Market Update
Chris Cochran, BOSC, Inc.

Municipal Market Presentation
Tom Liu, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rural Development Programs
Christy Harper, USDA Rural Development

Community Development Bock Grant Water and Wastewater Projects
Scott Myers, Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction
Johnny Taylor, Indian Health Service

Council of Governments
Ernie Moore, Eastern Oklahoma Development District Acting Director
Trish Weedn, Oklahoma Association of Regional Councils Executive Director

Rural Community Assistance Program
Phil Ross, Community Resource Group, Inc.


OBA Continuing Education


Legal Ethics Problems for Water Law Practitioners
Lawrence Hellman, OCU School of Law

Why We Shouldn’t Fracture the Process: Oil and Gas Regulations in Place to Protect Our Water

Indian Reserved Water Rights in Oklahoma
Taiawagi Helton, OU College of Law



Selected 2009 PowerPoint Presentations

Unquenchable: Americaís Water Crisis
Robert Glennon, Law Professor, Author

Oklahoma's Water Resources: Past, Present, & Future
Duane Smith, OWRB Executive Director

National Water Policy
Steve Stockton, Director of Civil Works, USACE

Regional Water Issues
Col. Anthony Funkhouser, Tulsa District and Southwestern Division Commander, USACE

Interstate Stream Compacts
Chuck Dumars, Attorney

Planning for Oklahoma's Water Quality
Derek Smithee, Chief, OWRB Water Quality Division

Garber-Wellington Aquifer Study
Scott Christenson, USGS

Community Impact Measure Project
Duane Smith

OCWP Overview & Update
Kyle Arthur, OWRB Director of Planning

OCWP Technical Studies Update
John Rehring, Engineer, CDM

OCWP Public Participation Process Update
Will Focht, OWRRI Director

Grand River Dam Authority Water Responsibilities, Goals and Partnerships
Grant Burget , Director of Business Development/Special Projects, Grand River Dam Authority

Water Planning at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Renee McPherson, Acting Director, OK Climatological Survey



Selected 2008 PowerPoint Presentations

Comprehensive Water Planning in Oklahoma
Duane Smith, OWRB Executive Director

The Corps of Engineersí Water Planning Role
Steve Stockton, Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Corpsí Tulsa District: Working with Oklahoma
Col. Anthony Funkhouser, Tulsa District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

OCWP Public Participation
Will Focht, Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute

Panel: OCWP Technical Studies Overview
Overview

John Rehring, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.
Statewide Water Supply/Demand Analysis
Kelly DiNatale, Senior Water Resources Engineer, CDM
Public Water Provider/Infrastructure Survey
Bryan Mitchell, Deputy Project Manager for the OCWP, CDM

Water Supply Management in a Variable Climate
Ken Crawford, Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey

The Energy/Water Nexus
Tom Price, Jr., Senior Vice President-Corporate Development, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Nexus Between Water Supply Planning & Environmental Flows: The Texas Experience
Bill Mullican, Deputy Exec Admin, Water Science & Conservation, Texas Water Dev Board

Panel: Protecting Oklahoma's Water Interests
Industry/Navigation

Bob Portiss, Director, Tulsa Port of Catoosa

The Central Oklahoma Project
Steve Lewis, Manager, City of Norman

Long-Term Water Supply Options
Wayne Kellogg, Engineer, Chickasaw Enterprises


2007 PowerPoint Presentations

Conservation as a Planning Tool
Gary Mast, Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources & the Environment, USDA

Overview of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan
Duane Smith, OWRB Executive Director

OCWP Public Participation
Dr. Will Focht, Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute

Private Sector Partnering
John Rehring, Vice President, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc.

Kansas Water Plan
Tracy Streeter, Director, Kansas Water Office

Oklahoma Water: Envisioning the Next 50 Years
Howard (Bud) Ground, Manager, State Governmental & Environmental Affairs, Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Oklahoma's Water Use Management Pyramid
Duane Smith, OWRB Executive Director

Dealing with Climate Change in Oklahoma
Ken Crawford, State Climatologist, Oklahoma Climatological Survey

The National Water Program Strategy
James R. Brown, Chief, Planning and Analysis Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6


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