The thirteenth annual Oklahoma Water Appreciation Day is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th in the 4th floor rotunda of the Oklahoma State Capitol from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The OWRB-hosted event will feature water-related agency and organization booths and displays.
Water Appreciation Day presents a unique opportunity for water-focused groups to demonstrate the importance of Oklahoma’s water resources as well as provide information on their water management, conservation, and educational programs for state legislators and other government officials.
“No natural resource is as vital to the welfare of Oklahoma as clean, accessible water, of which more than 1.5 trillion gallons are used every day throughout the state,” says Julie Cunningham, OWRB Executive Director. “The proper care and management of water is vital to Oklahoma’s agriculture production, municipal development, business and industry, outdoor recreation, and so much more.”
In addition to the OWRB, a number of academic institutions, civic organizations, and state and federal agencies will be featured in the State Capitol exhibition on March 20 including:
- Grand River Dam Authority
- Oklahoma Climatological Survey
- Oklahoma Conservation Commission
- Oklahoma Corporation Commission
- Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
- Oklahoma Department of Mines
- OWRB – Financial Assistance Division
- OWRB – Planning & Management Division
- OWRB – Water Quality Monitoring Division
- US Bureau of Reclamation
- USGS – Oklahoma Water Science Center
- Many others…