Oklahoma Water Resources Board the Water Agency

   About Us | Board Meetings | Rules | FAQ | News | Citizen Complaints | Pay Portal

Mission & Responsibilities

The mission of the OWRB is to manage, protect and improve Oklahoma’s water resources to meet long-term water supply, water quality, flood mitigation, and infrastructure needs.

Our primary responsibilities include water use appropriation and permitting, water monitoring, financial assistance for water/wastewater systems, dam safety, floodplain management, water supply planning, technical studies and research, and water resource mapping.

Julie Cunningham
Executive Director

Julie Cunningham has served the Oklahoma Water Resources Board since 1994 in technical, policy, and executive capacities in all divisions. As Executive Director, Julie leads the agency in accomplishing its complex mission of planning for and developing the state’s water resources and administering multi-billion-dollar infrastructure financing programs to foster water supply reliability and economic and environmental resiliency. Julie is past president of the Association of Western State Engineers and Interstate Council on Water Policy, Secretary/Treasurer of the Western States Water Council, and Commissioner on four interstate river compacts. Julie is passionate about transforming the water industry and state policies and services to promote innovation, efficiency, and opportunity for Oklahomans. She is an Oklahoma City native and Oklahoma State University alumnus.

Administrative Services Division

Engineering and Planning Division

Financial Assistance Division

Water Rights Administration Division

Water Quality Programs Division

Strategic Plan

The OWRB Strategic Plan is a dynamic, "living" document that not only provides direction for the agency, but demonstrates the substantial commitment and dedication of agency staff in providing safe and dependable water supplies for all Oklahomans, both today and in the future.

Government Transparency Act of 2019 Reports

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board shall publish, in this location and on the documents.ok.gov website, a report regarding all applicable Memorandum of Understanding or Memorandum Agreements entered into after November 1, 2019, pursuant to 74 O.S. Section 3122.

Commitment to Research

The OWRB actively engages in research regarding Oklahoma's water resources. The OWRB's monitoring program has a long established history of quantitative data collection from many of Oklahoma's rivers and lakes. This information is utilized to develop Oklahoma's water quality standards. Groundwater research is also conducted by the OWRB to obtain both quality and quantity data to classify the state's aquifers and determine the amount of water available for appropriation. Other state governmental organizations rely on OWRB data to regulate and aid industries and municipalities in Oklahoma.

Comments or Site Problems

If you have any questions or comments regarding OWRB activities or programs, including problems with this website, please contact the OWRB. For complaints, visit the Citizen Complaints page.


Affirmative Action Plan Personally Identifiable Data Federal Agreements Discrimination and Federal Funding Policy W-9 Sales Tax Exemption Letter

Contact Us

3800 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 530-8800
Fax: (405) 530-8900

Open Records Requests

Agency Logo

Option 1 Option 2

Top | Site Index | Help | Related Links | Accessibility | Disclaimer 

3800 North Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Visit the Oklahoma State Portal

©1998-2023, OWRB
Last updated: March 20, 2023

This site has been redesigned using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). If you are seeing this message you are using an older browser which lacks support for CSS. Please upgrade your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer, Netscape or other CSS compatible browser to view this page properly.