Water for 2060
Update 12/2/2015: Governor Mary Fallin has announced a working group to explore the reuse and recycling of produced water in the state of Oklahoma. See Governor Fallin’s press release here.
ORWP President Charlette Hearne had the pleasure of serving on the Water for 2060 Advisory Council. Charlette has been a very strong voice for the scientific and sustainable management of Oklahoma’s water resources for future generations.
To learn more please visit the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.
Water For 2060 Act
With passage of House Bill 3055 in 2012, Oklahoma became the first state in the nation to establish a bold, statewide goal of consuming no more fresh water in 2060 than is consumed today. The OWRB has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin preliminary work required to support the new Advisory Council, chaired by OWRB Executive Director, J.D. Strong.
Water for 2060 Advisory Council
The fifteen members of the Water for 2060 Advisory Council are charged with studying and recommending appropriate water conservation practices, incentives, and educational programs to moderate statewide water usage while preserving Oklahoma’s population growth and economic development goals. The Council’s final report of findings and recommendations will be submitted to the Governor, Speaker of the House, and President Pro Tempore by late 2015.