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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.


SYMPOSIUM OF THE ARBUCKLE MOUNTAINS November 9th, 2pm - 6pm East Central University, Bill S. Cole University Center, Estep Auditorium 1100 E. 14th St, Ada, Ok Free Event and Open to the Public! ---------------------------------------- Hosted by the Arbuckle Karst Research Group and will focus primarily on the karst groundwater systems of the Arbuckle Mountains, but will cover a diverse range of subjects. The presenters bring a plethora of expertise, spanning more than five decades of exploration and research in the Arbuckle Mountains.

Oka' In the News

In a story in The Oklahoman Jim Stafford writes

"The conference focused on innovators and technologies that are creating new ways to remediate and recycle polluted water, the importance of soil health and ways to protect key water resources such as the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer and Blue River.

But this years conference also tackled the issue of water as an economic driver with a panel discussion that featured a trio of state legislative, environmental and economic development leaders who brought their perspectives to the topic."

Jim Stafford writes about Oklahoma innovation and research and development topics on behalf of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST). The full story can be found here.

A video snipped of  the conference can be found here.

Oka's 2019 Sustainability Conference

We were excited to see you at Conference!!

It was our best one yet!! We look forward to seeing you for our 2020 conference. For exciting photos of this event be sure to connect with us on social media. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OkaInstituteECU/ and follow us on twitter @OkaInstituteECU and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/okainstitute/