Welcome to the Oka' Institute


The Oka’ Institute vision is to create practical water solutions, both locally and globally, driven by research and directed by data that result in long-term sustainable ecological management and economic development

2018 Sustainability Conference

Save the date for the 3rd annual Oka' Institute Sustainability Conference, October 2-3, 2018! More details coming soon.

Summer Research

The Oka’ Institute is pleased to announce it has selected five East Central University professors – Dr. Randall Maples, Kevin W. Blackwood, Dr. Christine Pappas, Dr. Terrie Becerra and Dr. Leah S. Dudley - to lead summer research projects. For the second straight year, the Oka’ Institute is investing in research that incentivizes undergraduate research and meets the institute’s goals and objectives. Click here for more details.