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Day 1

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

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)


The Water Council, Dean Amhaus
Oklahoma City Utilities: Water for a City on the Rise, Chris Browning
National Governors Association, Bevin Ann Buchheister
Creek County RWD #2, Matt Foreman and Cindy Hubbell
Oklahoma's Comprehensive Water Plan... Partnerships for Water Policy, Julie Cunningham
Municipal Water, Mike Fina
Oklahoma Rural Water Association: Who Are We, James Gammill
Rethinking Produced Water, Kerry Harpole
Flooding in Texas: Moving Toward a Safer Future, Sam Marie Hermitte
Moving Forward with Crop Rotations and Cover Crops... Maximizing Rainfall Capture, Russ Jackson
Partners in a Water Secure Future, Kevin Kloesel
Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Trey Lam
Success Stories: An OFMA Perspective, Janet Meshek
Lessons from the Colorado River, Kevin Moran
Resilient Public Water, Colonel Scott Preston
Moving the Political Will: Tales from the Field, Joan B. Rose
The Ogallala Water Coordinated Agricutural Project, Meagan Schipanski
The Importance of Water in Economic Development, Janet Smith
2019 Oklahoma Water for 2060 Excellence Awards, Secretary Kenneth Wagner
Snap Shot of Our Irrigation Research in the Panhandle, Jason Warren


Natural Resources Conservation Services Watershed Projects, Jimmy Bramblett
2018 Oklahoma Water for 2060 Excellence Awards, Julie Cunningham
Great Agricultural Challenges, Amy Hays
Causing a Splash--The First Cat. 2 Reuse Drops, Mary Elizabeth Mach
Temperature Sensing via Infrared Camera to Identify Groundwater Interactions With Streams, Shana Mashburn
The Oka' Institute: Creating Practical Water Solutions for Oklahomans, Susan Paddack
Maximizing Water Storage Capacity Through Conservation Practices, Shanon Phillips


Oklahoma's Water Agency Since 1957, Julie Cunningham
2017 Oklahoma Water for 2060 Excellence Awards, Julie Cunningham
Water Management in Oklahoma Oil and Gas, Michael Dunkel
Long Live the Soil, Jimmy Emmons
Southwestern Power Resources Association, Nicki Fuller
Koch: Challenge Accepted, Mark Hoss
Oklahoma Agriculture Industry: Nonpoint Source Success Stories, Jim Reese
Port of Muskogee, Scott Robinson
Kansas Water Vision, Tracy Streeter
Water Use in Utility Power Generation, Usha-Maria Turner


Monitoring the Planet's Climate, Deke Arndt
Bureau of Reclamation Activities and Opportunities, Collins Balcombe
Produced Water Work Group & Reuse/Recycling Study, Michael Dunkel
Our Future in a Water Stressed World, Robert Glennon
Challenges to Managing Flood Events and Drought Management in Oklahoma, Col. Chris Hussin
Oklahoma Drought: Past, Present and Future, Gary McManus
Showcase of Other Initiatives: Water for 2060 In Action Across Oklahoma, John Rehring
Regional Planning, J.D. Strong
Water for 2060 Overview, J.D. Strong


Conservation Loves a Crisis: Lessons from North America's Driest City, Doug Bennett
Water Loss Auditing: An Introduction, Brandon Bowman
Maximizing Southwest Oklahoma's Water Supply Reliability, Brian Bush
EWI Water Management Case Studies, Water Reuse & the Future, Michael Dunkel
Reclaimed Water Reuse at Fort Sill, Ronnie Graves
Advancing Conservation Goals: The San Antonio Water Story, Karen Guz
Making Potable Reuse a Reality Through Research-based Public Outreach and Engagement Tools, Bob Johnson
Communicating Reuse, Ken Komiske
Gore/Sequoyah County RWD No. 5 Regionalization Project, Horace Lindley
Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Texas, Robert Mace
Wichita's Equus Beds ASR Experience, Brian Meier
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District, Col. Richard Pratt
Drought-Proofing Oklahoma: Aqufier Storage Recovery (ASR), David Pyne
Drought-Proofing Oklahoma, JD Strong
Regionalization Success Stories, Jay Updike
Oklahoma City's "Squeeze Every Drop" Conservation Campaign, Bret Weingart
Aquifer Storage and Recovery Challenges, Dan Yates


Current Reclamation Activities in Oklahoma, James Allard
High Frequency Water Quality Data: Is This Really Necessary, Dr. Francois Birgand
A Quick Glimpse Into the Future: Oklahoma Weather Patterns Through Next Summer, Kevin Kloesel
Regional/Local Planning for Droughts, Ken Komiske
The 2010-14 Drought: Past and Present, Gary McManus
Managing Drought and Planning for the Future in Guymon, Kim Meek
USACE Update, Col. Richard Pratt
Water & Sanitation: The Global Challenge/The OU (OK) Response, David Sabatini
State of the State's Waters, J.D. Strong
Potable Reuse: Developing a Public Outreach Program, Patricia Tennyson


Drought Mitigation Tools, Collins Balcombe
Water for 2060: Preparing for the Next Drought, Veva Deheza
Water is for FUN, Gene Gilliland
Developing Sustainable Water Systems, Sharlene Leurig
Water Navigation in Oklahoma, Bob Portiss
USACE Update, Col. Richard A. Pratt
Water Sustainability at Coca-Cola, Jon Radtke
OCWP Instream Flow Advisory Group, John Rehring
Groundwater Monitoring and Assessment Program, Derek Smithee
Minimizing Drought Impacts through the Water Plan, J.D. Strong
The Energy & Environment Nexus, Sec. Michael Teague
The Truth About Water and Energy, John Tintera


Collaborations for Sustainable Water Use, Curt Brown
A Brief History of the Regulatory Program, Shane Charleston
In-Stream Flows and Non-Consumptive Uses of Water in Oklahoma, Dean Couch
Supply Reliability through Hydrologic Studies, Julie Cunningham
No-Till Farming: An Overview, Jay Franklin
Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Financing through the Next 50 years, Joe Freeman, Ann Burger Entrekin, & Chris Cochran
The San Antonio Example, Karen Guz
Water as a Crop, Ken Klaveness
Energy Water Conservation & Recycling, Richard Luedecke
Seeking Sustainability: Managing Water in a Changing World, Brian Richter
Oklahoma's Beneficial Use Monitoring Program, Derek Smithee
Water Supply and Uses: The Reality in 2012, Karl Stickley and Kevin Alexander
Van der Laan Dairy Water Conservation, Anita Van der Laan
Championing Science in a Changing World, Bill Werkheiser
Current Issues from the Perspective: Oklahoma Municipalities, Ken Williams


Colorado Basin Roundtables & Georgia Regional Water Planning Councils, Rick Brown
Update on Interstate Water Rights, Dean Couch
Instream Flow in Nebraska, Rick Eades
Stream Water Allocation Modeling, Bob Fabian & Maria Moreno
Addressing Oklahoma’s $82 Billion Water and Wastewater Project Need, Joe Freeman
OCWP Water Conservation Assessment, Jessica Fritsche
Demand, Hot Spots & Water Supply Options, Jessica Fritsche & Dan Reisinger
The Value of Water: Fish & Wildlife, Richard Hatcher
The Value of Water: Energy Production, Patricia Horn
New Opportunities in Water, Mike Irlbeck
Devon's Energy Water Conservation, Richard Luedecke
OCWP: Why It Matters to Me...Why It Should Matter to You, Jenna Murray (4H Contest Winner)
Hydrologic Investigations, Chris Neel
Water Levels in Oklahoma, Chris Neel
ABRFC, CoCoRAHS, and You, James Paul
The Value of Water: Navigation, Bob Portiss
Instream/Environmental Flows, Derek Smithee
Municipal Reuse, Phil Spitzer
Water Supply Regionalization, Karl Stickley
Instream Flow in Kansas, Tracy Streeter
Water Planning in Kansas, Tracy Streeter
Federal Update: Tulsa District USACE, Col. Michael Teague
The Evolution of the Law of Interstate Water Disputes, Miles Tolbert
Maximizing Existing Storage (Oklahoma's Watershed Program), Robert Toole
Ancient Water Systems in Israel, Dan Warner
Instream/Environmental Flows for Texas, Mark Wentzel


Stewardship, Mike Armitage
Instream Flows: Lessons from Past Studies and Neighboring States, Barney Austin
Water Is Life, Chelsea Blevins (4H Contest Winner)
Valuing In-stream Flows: Non-market Valuation and Evidence in Oklahoma, Tracy Boyer
Sustaining Oklahoma Fishes Under Increasing Water Demands, Shannon Brewer
Economic and Market Update, Chris Cochran
Oklahoma Dam Safety Program, Robert Fabian
OCWP Public Input Update, Will Focht
Financial Assistance Resources, Joe Freeman
The Need for Environmental Flows, Mike Fuhr
Water Outlook from Washington D.C., Laura Furgione
Tribal-State Water Conflicts in Oklahoma, Stephen Greetham
There Has To Be Some Logic In All Of This! Bud Ground
Rural Development Programs, Christy Harper
Legal Ethics Problems for Water Law Practitioners, Lawrence Hellman
Indian Reserved Water Rights in Oklahoma, Taiawagi Helton
Energy and Water, Trish Horn
Dam Safety Legal Issues, Bob Kellogg
Federal Indian Water, Chris Kenney
Municipal Market, Tom Liu
The Cana Woodford Shale: Devon’s Water Management Strategy, Richard Luedecke
Council of Governments, Ernie Moore
Water Conservation: It's a Way of Life, Emily Morrow (4H Contest Winner)
Water Reuse, Jenna Murray (4H Contest Winner)
Community Development Block Grant Water and Wastewater Projects, Scott Myers
OCWP Technical Studies: 2010 Progress and a Look Ahead to 2011, John Rehring
Rural Community Assistance Program, Phil Ross
Water Rights Workshop, Bob Sandbo
OCWP & Water's Role in Agriculture, Larry Sanders
OKC: Common Challenges, Common Goals, Marsha Slaughter
Water Supply Reservoir Viability and Water Conveyance Opportunities in Oklahoma, Karl Stickley
State of the State's Water, JD Strong
Indian Health Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction, Johnny Taylor
USACE Tulsa District Update, Col. Michael Teague


OCWP Overview & Update, Kyle Arthur
Grand River Dam Authority Water Responsibilities, Goals and Partnerships, Grant Burget
Garber-Wellington Aquifer Study, Scott Christenson
Interstate Stream Compacts, Chuck Dumars
OCWP Public Participation Process Update, Will Focht
USACE Tulsa District Updat, Col. Anthony Funkhouser
Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis, Robert Glennon
Water Planning at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Renee McPherson
OCWP Technical Studies Update, John Rehring
Community Impact Measure Project, Duane Smith
Oklahoma's Water Resources: Past, Present, & Future, Duane Smith
Planning for Oklahoma's Water Quality, Derek Smithee
Toward a National Water Resources Policy, Steve Stockton


Water Supply Management in a Variable Climate, Ken Crawford
OCWP Public Participation Process Update, Will Focht
The Corps’ Tulsa District: Working with Oklahoma, Col. Anthony Funkhouser
Long-Term Water Supply Options for Oklahoma, Wayne Kellogg
Oklahoma Regional Water Supply Infrastructure Study, Steve Lewis
Nexus Between Water Supply Planning & Environmental Flows: The Texas Experience, Bill Mullican
Oklahoma's Energy Future: Oklahoma Water Usage Issues, Tom Price
Protecting Oklahoma's Water Interests for Navigation, Bob Portiss
OCWP Technical Studies Overview, John Rehring, Kelly DiNatale, and Bryan Mitchell
The OCWP Process & Partnerships, Duane Smith
Building Strong Collaborative Relationships for a Sustainable Water Resources Future, Steve Stockton


The National Water Program Strategy: Responding to Climate Change, James Brown
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Water Supplies Across Oklahoma, Ken Crawford
Public Comments on the Water Plan, Will Focht
Oklahoma Water: Envisioning the Next 50 Years, Bud Ground
Conservation as a Planning Tool, Gary Mast
Private Sector Partnering: Technical Analyses for the OCWP, John Rehring
Update of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan, Duane Smith
Oklahoma's Water Use Management Program, Duane Smith
Kansas Water Planning Process, Tracy Streeter


The Oklahoma Drought of 2005-2006: A Status Report, Ken Crawford
Stakeholder Involvement in State Water Plan Development, Will Focht
Future Water Policy Considerations, Rudy Herrmann
Reclamation and Regional Water Planning, Mike Irlbeck
Water Needs and Strategies for a Sustainable Future, Shaun McGrath
Regional Water Planning: the Texas Model, Bill Mullican
USACE Support for State Water Planning, Ed Rossman
A New Water Plan for Oklahoma: Water Infrastructure Inventory, Trish Weedn


USEPA Region 6 Water Quality Protection Division, Susan Branning
USDA-NRCS Conservation Programs in Oklahoma, Larry Caldwell
Developments in USGS Ground-Water Research: Ground-Water Age Dating, Scott Christenson
Oklahoma Groundwater Law - More Than Acres - Times-Two? Dean Couch
Colorado River Commission of Nevada, James H. Davenport
Arsenic in Groundwater: The Municipal Approach, Brad Gambill
Water Follies, Robert Glennon
Pitfalls in Ground Water Planning, Todd Halihan
Tulsa District Corps of Engineers Activities, Col. Miroslav Kurka
Arbuckle-Simpson Hydrology Study, Noel Osborn
US Bureau of Reclamation Update, Mike Ryan
Groundwater Quality Standards and Implementation, Derek Smithee
Oklahoma's Dependence on Groundwater, Kim Winton

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