The Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute (OWRRI), located in the Environmental Institute at Oklahoma State University, is one of 54 institutes/centers in the U.S. and possessions and a member of the National Institutes for Water Resources. The OWRRI demonstrates an effective partnership of state and federal government and higher education.

Federal appropriations to the OWRRI, funded through the United States Geological Survey, generate a minimum of two dollars for each federal dollar appropriated.

OWRRI Objectives:

  1. Research support on all topics related to Oklahoma water resources and the management of water resources.
  2. Education and training of water specialists and professionals.
  3. Outreach and information transfer in the Oklahoma water resource community.

Since the year 2000, the OWRRI has funded 29 research projects, which provided support and training for 41 undergraduate and 77 graduate students.

Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute