Water at OU | April 25, 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 6

Table of Contents Upcoming Events Cover Story: Water Article: An Interview with Christina Owen Article: Professor’s Perspective with David Sabatini Article: Sea Level Rise and the Maldives Article: Professor’s Perspective with Robert Nairn Poem: Una Coalición Como Agua Article: The Challenges of Water Article: A Collegiate Guide to Social Responsibility: An Interview with Green Week Vice Chair Trevor Thomas Article: Vanishing Regions: The Specter of … [Read more…]

Upcoming Events – Water

People’s Climate March OKC When: April 29th Where: OKC, Harkins Plaza, Bricktown On April 29th, People’s Climate Marches will take place in over 200 cities across the nation, including OKC. “We will come together in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of people to reject the proposed cuts in the EPA and other federal agencies which … [Read more…]

Una Coalición Como Agua by Taylor Sanchez

Water is before us. We are only those on the back of a serpent in the middle of the vast wonder that is the possibility to be. Oh, Tlaloc. How you bless us. How could we ever honor that which you give us— Life. I hear the echoes of “Mni Wiconi” to the rhythm of … [Read more…]

Water Infographic by Rachel Whitfield

If you’d like a copy of this infographic to print or share, a printable PDF version is here. Rachel Whitfield is the Director of Marketing for FORUM and a student graphic designer for OU Human Resources. She is a sophomore double majoring in Writing and Marketing with a Spanish minor.

Professor’s Perspective with David Sabatini

David Sabatini is David Ross Boyd Professor and Sun Oil Company Endowed Chair of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma. He joined OU in 1989 and is currently Director of the Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center and Associate Director of The Institute for Applied Surfactant Research. His research focuses … [Read more…]

Professor’s Perspective with Robert Nairn

Robert Nairn is the Sam K. Viersen Family Presidential Professor in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma. He is the Director of the Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds (CREW), Associate Director of the Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center, and Adjunct Professor of Biology. Professor … [Read more…]

An Interview with Christina Owen

 Christina Owen is a former OU student, local businesswoman, cofounder of Yes All Daughters, and advocate on issues including Education, Sexual Assault Prevention, Environmental Concerns, and Human Rights. She has helped write and pass Oklahoma state legislation within education and has advocated for and helped pass federal legislation through the TeachSafe Relationships Act. Owen has been active … [Read more…]

The Challenges of Water by Nayyifa Nihad

Earth Month is celebrated with the aim of helping the University of Oklahoma become more sustainable. It is organized by various student groups, sponsors, and departments on campus. “The Challenges of Water Availability” was the last event featuring a distinguished speaker, Dr. Danny Reible, followed by a panel discussion with OU professors Robert Nairn, Kyle … [Read more…]

A Collegiate Guide to Social Responsibility: An Interview with Green Week Vice Chair Trevor Thomas

Trevor Thomas is a senior Environmental Sustainability major from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Vice Chair of Green Week. What organization are you here with? I’m here with Green Week, which is a group on campus that promotes green living and awareness about the impact we have on the world around us. As part of Green … [Read more…]