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…]

Vanishing Regions: The Specter of Climate Change by Jamaljé Bassue

Endless research has been done to affirm the causal relationship between mankind and climate change, more specifically global warming. Irrefutable evidence now exists that confirms a significant deviation in global phenomenon from expected annular cycles. Rigorous debate is ongoing regarding the mitigation of climate change. As a result of these debates, there was the birth … [Read more…]

Sea Level Rise and the Maldives by Nayyifa Nihad and Azyan Hameed

Maldives is located southwest of India. It is a low-lying chain of islands that consists of 26 atolls and about 1,200 islands. The country’s population is approximately 400,000 people and the official language is Dhivehi–a derivative of Sanskrit with Indo-Aryan roots. The highest point in the Maldives is 1.2 meters, and 99 percent of the … [Read more…]

Call for Submissions on Water by April 11th

Monthly Topic – April 2017 Each issue includes a monthly theme. April’s issue will focus on water initiatives and perspectives at OU. Submission Deadline: April 11th, 11:50pm. Submissions should focus on: OU initiatives – How are professors researching and teaching this topic? What are some exciting student group initiatives? What is OU doing to conserve … [Read more…]