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.
Call for Abstracts - Due March 20 - 2015 OU WaTER Conference and International Water Prize Award Ceremony Sept. 21-23
"off the grid: sustainable water and sanitation in a non-networked world"
Abstracts are due March 20. Click here to submit your abstract.
The OU WaTER Center is soliciting abstracts for posters and oral presentations for the 2015 OU International WaTER Conference to be held in Norman, Oklahoma Sept. 21-23.
A limited number of international (developing country pdf) travel scholarships will be available.
Conference registration is now available. Click here for registration information.
Professor Nairn Receives $1.6 Million Water Cleanup Grant
Design and construction begins in 2015
With a grant from the State of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, WaTER Center Associate Director Robert Nairn is able to pursue his water cleanup goals in northeast Oklahoma. Click here to learn more.
Sooners Without Borders Travel to El Salvador
Thanksgiving break for most students means spending time with family and food. But a group of OU students used their holiday break for service. They headed more than 2,100 miles away to Central America. Read on...
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe - Her Humanitarian Quest
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, friend of the WaTER Center and one of Time Magazines most influential people of 2014, is travelling the globe speaking for those who cannot. Please read on to learn more about this amazing woman.
2015 OU Water Prize winner chosen at WaTER Symposium
Peter Lochery was announced as the University of Oklahoma's 2015 WaTER Prize recipient at the WaTER Center Symposium Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
This prize recognizes and honors an individual who has made significant international contributions, either through research, teaching or service activities in the field of water supply and sanitation, with a focus on the world's poorest living in developing countries. Read more...
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