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Oklahoma Water Resources Center

The Oklahoma Water Resource Center helps resolve water issues in Oklahoma by sponsoring research and sharing the knowledge that results from it. The Water Resources Research Act of 1964 authorized the establishment of a water resources research and technology center or institute at a land-grant university in each state. As a result, the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute (currently known as the Oklahoma Water Resources Center) was founded in 1965 at OSU within the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The center is now a member of the National Institutes for Water Resources.


USGS 104(b) Annual Base Grants Program Request for Pre-Proposals PY2024

August 30, 2023

The Oklahoma Water Research Center (OWRC) is seeking pre-proposals that address high priority water problems in the State of Oklahoma. This grant program is a competitive grant program available to current faculty, staff and students of any Oklahoma university conducting research addressing priority Oklahoma water issues.

2023 Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference & Research Symposium

August 30, 2023

The Oklahoma Water Resources Center currently seeking both poster and oral presentation submissions to be used for the upcoming 2023 Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference and Research Symposium. This year’s conference and symposium will take place at the Embassy Suites in Norman, Oklahoma on November 29 & 30, 2023.

No Longer a Dry Topic

July 21, 2023

Oklahoma Water Resources Center Project Teaches Communities About Drought. Approximately 2.5 million Oklahomans were affected by drought from January to March 2023.

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Dr. Kevin Wagner

Director and Thomas E. Berry Professorship in Water Research and Management


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