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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. Current water issues and policies are discussed by state, federal, and local experts. The Student Research Water Poster Competition, held concurrently, offers students from any institution of higher learning in Oklahoma the opportunity to share research or extension/outreach topics related to water resources in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference

2021 Conference

On December 1-2, 2021, the 41st annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium was held at the State Capitol and live broadcast to a virtual audience. Links to recordings of the event and speaker presentations are available below.

Day 1 Video (5:47)
One Water Approach, Scott Berry (video)
North Dakota Water Coalition, Senator Mike Dwyer (video)
2025 OK Comprehensive Water Plan: Water Means Business, John Rehring (video)
Flood Preparedness: State-Level Resilience Plans, Sarah Edwards (video)
FEMA Mitigation Brief, Charles Cook (video)
Weather and Climate Extremes: Impacts on Water Availability in Oklahoma, Jeffrey Basara (video)
Oklahoma Water Pioneer Awards (video)
Champions of Oklahoma Water Policy and Legislative Initiatives (video)
Message from Congressman Tom Cole (video)
Self-driving Water Systems, Branko Kerkez (video)

Day 2 Video (5:55)
Message from Senator James Lankford (video)
Welcome & Water for 2060 Excellence Awards, Ken Wagner (video)
Bartlesville Indirect Potable Reuse Project, Mike Bailey & Terry Lauritsen (video)
Innovations in Conservation and Efficiency for Panhandle Ag Producers, Darren Buck (video)
Choctaw Nation Sustainable Water Planning, Ethan Schuth (video)
Sustainability and Oklahoma’s Small Water and Wastewater Systems, Brandon Bowman (video)
American Rescue Plan Act, Mike Fina (video)
Message from Senator James Inhofe (video)
McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System 50th Anniversary and Update from the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Col. Scott Preston (video)
Message from Congressman Frank Lucas (video)
Student Research Water Poster Competition Award Winners, Kevin Wagner (video)
National Water Reuse Action Plan, Sharon Nappier (video)
National Trends in Water Reuse, Pat Sinicropi (video)
Water Reuse in Norman, Oklahoma, Chris Mattingly (video)
Effects to Ag Runoff from Effluent Irrigation and Contributions to Surface Water from Multiple Reuse Waters, Jason Masoner (video)
Sustainable Water as a Wicked Problem in Oklahoma: The S3OK Project, Hank Jenkins-Smith (video)
Master Irrigator Program Update, Kevin Wagner (video)

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