News at WEFI



Fall 2017

Dr. Jad presents at the Rio Grande Forum at University of Texas at El Paso and at the annual meeting of the American Water Resources Association in Portland, OR

Dr. Jad presents collaborative groundwater and soil moisture research with the Oklahoma Mesonet scholars at the 38th Annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium

Dr. Jeffrey Peterson and his team has been awarded the NSF INFEWS grant:
"INFEWS/T3: Innovations for Sustainable Food, Energy, And Water Supplies In Intensively Cultivated Regions: Integrating Technologies, Data, And Human Behavior".
Congratulations to Jeff!

WEFI team members present research at the 2017 College Research Fair at National Weather Center, University of Oklahoma

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Sree Umaghandi and Kalila Clemente join the WEFI team to work on water issues in the Rio Grande Basin and sustainability of energy sources in Oklahoma


Summer 2017

Dolly Na-Yemeh and Monica Mattox - new PhD students join WEFI to work on environmental weather monitoring in Oklahoma in collaboration with the OK Mesonet
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Dr. Mu and Dr. Jad present research at Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL
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Dr. Jad selected to the Fall 2017 OU Faculty Leadership Academy by the OU Vice President for Research and the Senior Vice President and Provost


Spring 2017

Dr. Mu presents research at Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in Washington DC
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Madeline Hinchliffe graduates with MS degree in Environmental Sustainability
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Alejandro Herrera, Hannah Thurman, Spencer White, and Michael Schulke successfully graduate with BSc in Environmental Sustainability

Nicholas Hardersen joins our team and MS Environmental Sustainability program

Nicholas Hardersen presents his research outlook at the 2016 OU Graduate Research Day

Wiebke Jander accepted as a PhD candidate at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and continues collaboration with WEFI on bioeconomy issues

Dr. Jad presents research at Western Economic Association International in Santiago, Chile, Southern Agricultural Economists Association in Mobile, AL, 3rd International Conference on Food and Environmental Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference in New Orleans, LA, and at the XVI World Water Congress in Cancun, Mexico

Dr. Jad gives an invited talk at the NSF Oklahoma EPSCoR annual meeting in Oklahoma City as well as at the Earth Month discussion panel at the University of Oklahoma


Fall 2016

Dr. Mu joins our team as a postdoctoral researcher

Madeline Hinchliffe presents research at Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers in Denton, TX
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Dr. Jad publishes a book: 'Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe. Elsevier: Cambridge, MA
http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780128032374

Dr. Jad presents research at American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in San Francisco and meets with the book publisher
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Dr. Jad presents research at 37th Oklahoma Governors Water Conference and Research Symposium in Norman, OK

Dr. Jad attends the Big12 Water Conference in Waco, TX


Summer 2016

Jesus Zubillaga successfully defends his research and graduates with MS degree in Environmental Sustainability

Wiebke Jander successfully defends her MS research and graduates with MS in Agricultural Economics from Humboldt University of Berlin

Dr. Jad presents research at International Water Association in Belgrade, Serbia

Dr. Jad attends the American Agricultural Economics Association in Boston, MA

Dr. Jad gives an interview to Australian Water Association
http://awa.asn.au/AWA_MBRR/Publications/Latest_News/Australian_desal_demands_better_planning.aspx


Spring 2016

Lisa Fiedler and Regan Metz successfully graduate with BSc degree in Environmental Sustainability

Jesus Zubillaga receives the Olson Scholarship from Dept. of Geography and Environmental Sustainability for excellent graduate student performance

Dr. Jad teaches OU Presidential Dream Course on Water Resources jointly with Dr. Tarhule and hosts invited guest speakers from the US and Europe
http://www.ou.edu/content/dreamcourse/past-courses/spring-2016/water-for-a-thirsty-world.html

Dr. Jad presents research at American Water Resources Association in Anchorage, AK and at Environmental & Water Resources Institute Annaul Meeting in West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Jad gives an invited talk at the Earth Month Sustainability Symposium at Univiersity of Oklahoma


Fall 2015

Madeline Hinchliffe, Jesus Zubillaga, and Morgan Ederer present research at Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers in San Antonio, TX
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Dr. Jad presents research at CANUSEE conference in Vancouver, Canada and the 36th Oklahoma Governor Water Conference and Research Symposium in Norman, OK

Dr. Jad teaches a K-12 session at Gaining Excellence in Teaching through Focused Instructional Tools, Norman North High School

Dr. Jad gives an invited talk at OU Sustainability Student Forum and a departmental seminar

Dr. Jad visits the Grandbury desalination plant in Texas


Summer 2015

Dr. Jad serves as an invited panelist at the Native tribes grant writing workshop in Norman, OK


Spring 2015

Morgan Ederer successfully graduates with BS degree in Environmental Sustainability

Morgan Ederer receives the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant from OU Honors College

Dr. Jad gives a seminar at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Jad attends the Oklahoma Water Appreciation Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol


Fall 2014

Lisa Conrads and Enrique Ali Fernandez Flori successfully graduate with MSc in Natural Resource Management from Humboldt University of Berlin

Dr. Jad presents at the Big12 Water Conference in Lawrence, KS