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Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback Issued a Call to Action for a Vision for the

Future of Water in Kansas at the Recent Governor's Conference on Water
Kansas Water Priorities Must Be Addressed to Meet State's Current and Future Needs

Governor Brownback charged his administration, including the Kansas Water Office, Kansas Department of Agriculture, and Kansas Water Authority, along with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, to lead the vision and called upon the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors to engage in the planning since water and the economy are closely linked.Cube

The Vision

The Vision will take the Kansas Water Plan to a whole new level with more intense work with government, cities and counties, the groundwater management districts, water assurance districts, industry and stakeholders to develop this vision and area specific goals for ensuring a reliable water supply for Kansas citizens.

Over the next six months, the Visioning Team will be conducting coordinated outreach with many stakeholders throughout the state representing all uses of water. Feedback gained from these stakeholder meetings will serve as the basis of the draft Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas.

Stakeholder outreach will also make use of existing committees to the Kansas Water Authority including Basin Advisory Committees, Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee, Reservoir Advisory Committee and the Kansas Aqueduct Stakeholder Committee.

Kansas Water Vision Team
Kansas Water Office Kansas Department of Agriculture
Tracy Streeter, Director Jackie McClaskey, Secretary
Earl Lewis, Assistant Director Lane Letourneau, Division of Water Resources
Susan Metzger, Chief, Planning & Policy
Vision Team Leader
Greg Foley, Division of Conservation

Kansas Water Vision Public Input Tour - Week of July 7-11, 2014 - Brochure
K-State Research and Extension is assisting with the planning and logistics of this tour.

Monday, July 7
       
Wichita, KS - 11:30-1:00 am, Sedgwick County Extension Center, 4-H Hall, 7001 W 21st Street North
         St. John, KS - 4:30-6 pm, Stafford County K-State Research & Extension Office, 210 E. 3rd

Tuesday, July 8
        Liberal, KS - 7-8:30 am, Seward County Activity Building, 810 Stadium Road
        Garden City, KS - 11:30 am -1 pm, Finney County 4-H Building, 209 W. Lake Avenue
        Dighton, KS - 4:30-6 pm, Lane County 4-H Buildling, 755 N. 7th

Wednesday, July 9
        Colby, KS - 7-8:30 am Colby Community Building, 285 E. 5th
        Stockton, KS - 11:30 am -1 pm, Rooks County Fairgrounds, Harding Hall 4-H Building, 918 S. Elm
        Assaria, KS - 4:30-6 pm, Assaria Community Center, 315 E. Main

Thursday, July 10
        Manhattan, KS - 7-8:30 am, Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters, 2000 Denison Avenue
        Washington, KS - 11:30 am - 1 pm, First National Bank, 101 C Street
        Kansas City, KS - 4:30-6 pm, Kansas City Community College, Jewel Room 2325, 7250 State Avenue

Friday, July 11
        Ft. Scott - 9-10:30 am, Ft. Scott Community College, Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

April 11, 2014 Vision Workshop

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Thank you to all the following organizations for inviting the Vision Team to present on the 50 Year Vision for Kansas Water at your events. We appreciate the opportunity and value your input!

Upcoming Meetings

June 2014

  • June 19, 2014 - Kansas Society of Professional Engineers - Topeka, KS

July 2014

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August 2014

  • August 21-22, 2014 - Kansas Water Authority Meeting - Olathe, KS

September 2014

October 2014

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November 2014

  • November 12-13, 2014 - Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas - Manhattan, KS

December 2014

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Past Meetings

November 2013

  • November 4, 2013 - Wichita Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Wichita, KS

  • November 5, 2013 - Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee Meeting - 10:00 am
              Mariah Hills Golf Course (downstairs meeting room)
              1800 Matt Down Lane, Dodge City, KS

  • November 14, 2013 - KLA Water Committee Meeting - Garden City, KS

  • November 14, 2013 - Kansas Aqueduct Committee - Salina, KS

  • November 15, 2013 - KRWA Board Meeting, Mayetta, KS

  • November 21, 2013 - Wet Walnut Watershed District Annual Meeting - LaCrosse, KS

  • November 22, 2013 - Kansas Water Authority Meeting, Wichita, KS

  • November 25, 2013 - Kansas Association of Conservation Districts - Wichita, KS

December 2013

  • December 2-4, 2013 - Kansas Farm Bureau Meeting - Manhattan, KS

  • December 5, 2013 - KLA Annual Convention, Natural Resources Committee - Wichita, KS

  • December 6, 2013 - REAP Legislative Summit (1:30 p.m.) - Wichita, KS

  • December 11, 2013 - Basin Advisory Committees (BACs) GLANCE Session (Noon)

  • December 13, 2013 - League of Kansas Municipalities Governing Board (8:30 a.m.) - Topeka, KS

  • December 13, 2013 - Special Committee on Ag & Natural Resources - Topeka, KS

  • December 13, 2013 - Department of Commerce, Rural Partners Meeting (1:00) - Topeka, KS

  • December 18, 2013 - Kansas State University/Kansas Forest Service - Manhattan, KS

January 2014

  • January 7, 2014 - Agronomy in Depth - Extension Agent Training - Manhattan, KS

  • January 8, 2014 - Southwest Irrigators

  • January 9, 2014 - Farm/Ranch Drought Workshop – Garden City, KS

  • January 9, 2014 - Ethanol Producers - Hutchinson, KS

  • January 9, 2014 - GMD#4 Stakeholders – Colby, KS - Press Release

  • January 10, 2014 - GMD#4 Stakeholders – Goodland, KS - Press Release

  • January 10, 2014 - Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission - Manhattan, KS

  • January 14, 2014 - Channel Seeds Achievement Series - Manhattan, KS

  • January 15, 2014 - Rural Water Districts of SC and SE Kansas - Fredonia, KS

  • January 21, 2014 - State Association of Kansas Watersheds - Topeka, KS

  • January 22, 2014 - Kansas Municipal Utilities Board of Directors - Topeka, KS

  • January 22, 2014 - KARA/KSCOOP/KSGF - Legislative Action Day - Topeka, KS

  • January 22, 2014 - Kansas Cotton Association - Topeka, KS

  • January 24-26, 2014 - KFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Leaders - Manhattan, KS

  • January 27, 2014 - Lower Lower Smoky Hill WRAPS - Abilene, KS

  • January 29-30, 2014 - KWA Meeting & Legislative Visits - Topeka, KS

  • January 30-31, 2014 - Kansas Natural Resources Conference – Wichita, KS

February 2014

  • February 4, 2014 - Kansas Association of Independent Crop Consultants - Wichita, KS

  • February 5, 2014 - City Hall Day, League of Kansas Municipalities - Topeka, KS

  • February 5, 2014 - Water Congress - Topeka, KS

  • February 6, 2014 - Upper Lower Smoky Hill WRAPS/Little Ark WRAPS/GMD#2 (invited) - Assaria, KS

  • February 11, 2014 - GMD #2 Board Meeting - Halstead, KS

  • February 12, 2014 - Marais des Cygnes Water Assurance District (WAD) - Ottawa, KS

  • February 12, 2014 - KAC Regional Supper (Harvey County) - Newton, KS

  • February 12, 2014 - Senior Council of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce - Topeka, KS

  • February 13, 2014 - Kansas River Water Assurance District (WAD) - Topeka, KS

  • February 13, 2014 - Delaware WRAPS Stakeholder Leadership Team - Wetmore, KS

  • February 13, 2014 - KAC Regional Supper (Wilson County) - Fredonia, KS

  • February 14, 2014 - Women in Agriculture - Manhattan, KS

  • February 17, 2014 - Kansas Association of Contractors - Topeka, KS

  • February 17, 2014 - Kansas FFA Officers - Topeka, KS

  • February 18, 2014 - KLA Board, Topeka, KS

  • February 18-19, 2014 - KLA Young Stockmen's Academy - Topeka, KS

  • February 19, 2014 - NRCS Management Team Meeting - Salina, KS

  • February 20, 2014 - Neosho River Water Assurance District (WAD) - Burlington, KS

  • February 20, 2014 - KAC Regional Supper (Shawnee County) - Topeka, KS

  • February 20, 2014 - Big Bend GMD #5 and Central Kansas Water Bank Association - St. John, KS

  • February 21, 2014 - Reservoir Advisory Committee - Topeka, KS

  • February 22, 2014 - Kansas Rural Center - Topeka, KS

  • February 24, 2014 - Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee Meeting - Scott City, KS

  • February 26, 2014 - KAC Regional Supper (Thomas County) - Colby, KS

  • February 27, 2014 - KAC Regional Supper (Mitchell County) - Beloit, KS

  • February 27, 2014 - Twin Lake WRAPS SLT - Morris County, KS

  • February 28, 2014 - Kasnas Farm Bureau Regional Meeting - Scott City, KS

March 2014

  • March 1, 2014 - Kansas Farm Bureau Regional Meeting - Wichita, KS

  • March 3, 2014 - Tuttle Creek WRAPS - Marysville, KS

  • March 4, 2014 - Lower Arkansas BAC Meeting - Newton, KS

  • March 4, 2014 - Walnut BAC Meeting - El Dorado, KS

  • March 4, 2014 - SCC Spring Workshop Area IV - Topeka, KS

  • March 5, 2014 - Kansas Association of Professional Engineers - Topeka, KS

  • March 5, 2014 - Verdigris BAC Meeting - Fredonia, KS

  • March 5, 2014 - Missouri BAC Meeting - Atchison, KS

  • March 5, 2014 - SCC Spring Workshop Area V - Fredonia, KS

  • March 6, 2014 - Neosho BAC Meeting - Marion, KS

  • March 6, 2014 - Lower Kansas WRAPS - Tonganoxie, KS

  • March 7, 2014 - Wichita Local Governments - Wichita, KS

  • March 10, 2014 - GMD #2 Stakeholder Meeting - Halstead, KS

  • March 10, 2014 - Hays and Surrounding Communities - Hays, KS

  • March 11, 2014 - Kansas Ag Bankers Conference, Manhattan, KS

  • March 11, 2014 - SCC Spring Workshop Area I - Grainfield, KS

  • March 11, 2014 - Kansas-Lower Republican BAC Meeting - Manhattan, KS

  • March 12, 2014 - GMD #3 Annual Meeting - Ulysses, KS

  • March 12, 2014 - Cimarron BAC Meeting - Ulysses, KS

  • March 12, 2014 - KAC Regional Supper (Grant County) - Ulysses, KS

  • March 12, 2014 - Hillsdale WRAPS

  • March 12, 2014 - SCC Spring Workshop Area II - Garden City, KS

  • March 13, 2014 - Smoky Hill-Saline BAC Meeting - Hays, KS

  • March 13, 2014 - KAC Regional Supper (Kiowa County) - Greensburg, KS

  • March 13, 2014 - SCC Spring Workshop Area III - Salina, KS

  • March 13, 2014 - Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce - Pittsburg, KS

  • March 13, 2014 - Pomona WRAPS SLT - Lyndon, KS

  • March 14, 2014 - Douglas County Conservation District - Lawrence, KS

  • March 18, 2014 - GMD #1 Board Meeting and Annual Meeting - Leoti, KS

  • March 19, 2014 - WKREDA - Topeka, KS

  • March 21, 2014 - State Association of Kansas Watersheds - Topeka, KS

  • March 24-25, 2014 - Kansas Livestock Association - Feeders, Stock Growers and Dairies - Multiple locations

  • March 25-27, 2014 - Kansas Rural Water Association Conference - Wichita, KS

  • March 25, 2014 - Solomon BAC Meeting - Stockton, KS

  • March 26, 2014 - Upper Republican BAC Meeting - Colby, KS

  • March 28, 2014 - Environmental Education hosted by KACEE - Topeka, KS

  • April 2014

  • April 1, 2014 - Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS -  Press Release

  • April 1, 2014 - Kansas Watersheds for Clean Water - Manhattan, KS

  • April 3, 2014 - Northeast Kansas Water Suppliers - Lenexa, KS

  • April 10, 2014 - Kansas Rural Opportunities Conference - Dodge City, KS

  • April 16, 2014 - KU Environmental Engineering Conference - Lawrence, KS

  • April 11, 2014 - Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas - Joint Meeting of the Kansas Water Authority, Natural Resource Agencies and Stakeholders - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm - Kansas Farm Bureau, 2627 KFB Plaza,  Manhattan, KS

    May 2014

    • May 21-22, 2014 - Kansas Water Authority Meeting - Garden City, KS

     

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Timeline

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  RECENT NEWS


Preliminary Discussion DRAFT  7/1/2014


Press Release - Water Vision Team Concludes Statewide Tour - 7/14/2014

Vision Tour Brochure

Press Release - Water Vision Team on Statewide Tour July 7 - 11Audio - 7/1/2014

Press Release - Water Vision Draft to be Posted on KWO Website July 1 - Audio  6/24/2014

Press Release - Water Vision Tour Locations Announced - Audio - 6/17/2014

Press Release - Statewide Water Vision Tour Announced July 7-11, 2014 - Audio -6/10/2014

Interview - Kansas AG Report - Bryan Hallman interviews Tracy Streeter, Director of the KWO to discuss the new Drought Declaration and the Governor's 50 Year Water Vision - 6/1/2014

April 11th Vision Workshop



Press Release - 100th Water Vision Meeting Attended - 3/14/2014

Western Kansas News  - Many Views Will Shape Kansas Water Plan

KFB Article - Water Vision

Vision Brochure

Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas Worksheet

PowerPoint - Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas

Editorial Column - The 50-Year Vision for Kansas Water - The Time is Now - 11/20/2013

Kansas Soybean Update, Tracy Streeter, Director of the Kansas Water Office, discussed the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water - Radio Interview. Oct. 30–Nov. 5

Press Release - Governor Issues a Call to Action for a 50-Year Vision for Kansas Water



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