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Oklahoma Water Resources Center Projects

Dam Analysis Modernization of Tools, Applications, Guidance and Standardization

A collaborative research initiative between the OWRC, USDA Agricultural Research Services (ARS) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to develop tools and techniques for the rehabilitation of aging dams.

Developing & Testing Innovations: Native American Middle School Students After-school STEM Program

A project to advance the infrastructure and capacity of after-school STEM programs in three Tribal Nations: the Pawnee, Citizen Potawatomi, and the Chickasaw Nations.

Development of Hydrologic & Water Quality System for Oklahoma

A web-based interactive water quantity and quality modeling system that employs the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model to reduce the time and effort to conduct watershed modeling.

Growing Tomorrow`s Leaders Through Graduate Studies in Sustainable Urban Horticulture Production

An initiative to recruit and train graduate student fellows in the Targeted Expertise Shortage Area of Plant Production within the discipline of Plant Sciences and Horticulture.

Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: OK-LSAMP Alliance Phase VI

OK-LSAMP aims to increase the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in STEM disciplines. 

Master Irrigator

A program to promote water conservation in irrigated agriculture, providing advanced training on water management, equipment maintenance, energy conservation, and economic strategies.

Oklahoma Water Resources Research Grant Program

In collaboration with the USGS, this program administers two water research grants each year to support research addressing priority water problems within the state and beyond.

Socially Sustainable Solutions for Water, Carbon & Infrastructure Resilience in Oklahoma

A social science framework to identify socially sustainable, science-based solutions for complex problems at the intersection of land use, water availability, and infrastructure.

The Spotty Rain Campaign

A project to enhance the capacity for rural libraries to engage the public in drought science, monitoring and adaptation.

Virtual fencing to control cattle for improved ecosystem services

A program to support research on how GPS-enabled collars worn by cattle can help producers better manage grazing while also improving water quality, wildlife habitats, and soil health.

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