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Sustainability Conference

Oka’s annual Sustainability Conference connects experts from state agencies, utility, diverse industries, as well as science and academia and stakeholders, to address water issues concerning our state.

The goal of this event is to ensure Oklahoma's water sustainability for the future by sharing resources between organizations and individuals interested in water. ​

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Day 1

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Water as an Economic Driver

This year’s event will include:

Water as an Economic Driver

Tuesday, September 22nd, join Oka' for virtual discussion by companies who have successfully commercialized. Learn how they became successful from the idea to implementing the business plan.

Next, we will hear about the needs of our communities for new and better technology and innovation. Oka' will also take you through three virtual tours that showcase innovation and technology right here in Oklahoma. 

Soil health and water sustainability will be the topic for the afternoon sessions. Hear from those who are working in the field.


Day 2

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Agency Updates and Policy Directives

Field Research Projects

Wednesday, September 23rd, Oka' will connect you with our local and state government agencies on recent water legislation.

After lunch get a local perspective on research with an update from USGS on Oka's Eastern ASA Hydrology Study. More details to come.


Featured Speakers

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Gov. Bill Anoatubby 

Governor of The Chickasaw Nation

Braden Milford

Stanford University Student

Ken Wagner

OK Secretary of Energy & Environment


Diamond Sponsors


Virtual Tours 

Featuring Water Innovation and Technology

Tour CNI Manufacturing right here in Oklahoma!

Get the inside story on a successfully  Commercialized Manufacturer right here in Oklahoma

Tour ERT Right here in Ada

Take a look inside a successful Water technology business in Oklahoma. 

Paddlefish Research

Take a trip out on the water to experience the latest Technology for Paddlefish research. 

© 2020 by Laura Brigger, Oka'


Oka' The Water Institute at East Central University

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