Vance, Brian R.

Author Description

Brian Vance, Duane Smith & Associates, has a B.A. in Journalism and worked 29 years for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board as both a water planner and the agency’s Communications Director. During his career, he wrote, edited, developed and organized several high-profile technical and promotional publications — including the Oklahoma Water Atlas, Lakes of Oklahoma and the 2012 Update of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan — as well as countless press releases, reports, water policy summaries, presentations and related materials. Since his retirement from the OWRB in 2014, Mr. Vance has consulted on and co-authored numerous regional water plans in Oklahoma. He currently assists the Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in development and implementation of Tribal water planning initiatives and programs.

Authored Reports

Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement,Tribal/State Water Settlement: The Oka Holisso & Tribal-State Water Settlement Implementation