The WaTER Center
The University of Oklahoma WaTER Center aims to promote peace by advancing health, education and economic development through sustainable water and sanitation solutions for impoverished regions.
This website offers you the opportunity to learn about upcoming WaTER events, local and international WaTER initiatives and how you can contribute to solving the world water crisis.
Dr. John McCray will be here to give a seminar entitled “Can We Save America’s Urban Water Infrastructure” on Tuesday, Sept 10 at 10:00 AM in Room 1350 of the OU National Weather Center. A color flyer of his seminar abstract is available here. Professor McCray is the Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and the Founding Director of the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Graduate Program at CSM. This past year, Prof. McCray was on sabbatical as the Shimizu Visiting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, and at the Universidad de Concepcion in Chile as a Fulbright Scholar. Please join us for his engaging presentation!
The 4th Biennial University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference is scheduled for Sept. 21-23, 2015, Norman, Okla., USA. Full two days of meetings and presentations (Sept. 21-22) are followed by optional workshops on Sept. 23.
This year's WaTER Conference featured original works by Native American artists from nine different tribal nations. A sample of one of the works that were on display can be seen here. Please explore and enjoy the imaginations of these talented artists by visiting their individual websites.
Did you know
- Approximately one SIXTH of the world's population lacks access to safe water
- 2.6 billion people lack access to improved sanitation
- On average a child dies every 15 seconds because of lack of safe water and adequate sanitation
- 88 percent of all diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene
- The average American individual uses 100 to 176 gallons of water at home each day while the average African family uses about 5 gallons per day