Jason R. Vogel, Ph.D., P.E., is serving as the second Director of the Oklahoma Water Survey at the University of Oklahoma. Located in Five Partners Place on the University Research Campus, the Oklahoma Water Survey was founded in 2011 and serves as the focal point and catalyst for the University’s wide and deep expertise in research, outreach, and education in water topics. Its mission is to study the state’s water resources and to collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate research-based information about water to industry professionals, researchers, students, teachers, citizens, governments, businesses and organizations. The Oklahoma Water Survey is affiliated with four other natural-resource state surveys (Archeological, Biological, Climatological and Geological) as part of the new Plains Institute at the University. With its statewide responsibility, the Oklahoma Water Survey works with federal, state and tribal governments, organizations, universities, industry, communities, businesses and citizens who have interests in Oklahoma’s water resources. In addition to his administrative appointment at the Oklahoma Water Survey, Dr. Vogel also has an appointment as an Associate Professor in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science.