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Oklahoma Can Learn From Developing World Practices

After four years of drought, municipal water storage in in Altus-Lugert lake has dropped to about 10 percent.
Joe Wertz
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StateImpact Oklahoma

An environmental researcher says Oklahoma could benefit by learning how developing countries address water security issues as demand grows and scientists warn of drier years ahead.

The Oklahoman reports that Jim Chamberlain, staff researcher at the University of Oklahoma's Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center, spoke Friday at the center's annual Water Symposium.

Chamberlain says the water situation in Oklahoma has more in common with that in the developing world than might be obvious.

The center is an OU program that trains students to go to work in developing regions when graduate.

Although the center primarily works in developing countries overseas, Chamberlain says lessons researchers have learned from that work applies well to Oklahoma. He says ensuring an adequate, safe drinking water supply is a challenge in any country.

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