OSU campaign to spur growth in groundwater industry

The High Plains Aquifer provides 30 percent of the water used in the nation’s irrigated agriculture. The aquifer runs under South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. (Photo courtesy of K-State Research and Extension.)

Oklahoma State University, in collaboration with the Groundwater Foundation, has launched a national campaign to bring awareness to groundwater access, education and industry training.

At the center of the campaign is a televised public service announcement and resource-filled website that illustrate both the vitality of clean water and how populations often take it for granted. Information is available at groundwater.okstate.edu.

Since 2020, NGWA University Powered by OSU—a partnership between the National Ground Water Association and OSU’s College of Arts and Sciences—has been addressing the predicted shortfall in groundwater industry personnel through K-12 curriculum and professional development courses.