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INTERVIEWS:

The Ag Networks, John Jenkinson interviews Tracy Streeter, Director, KWO to get caught up on the Kansas Water Vision - 8/18/2014
Segment 1 & Segment 2.

Kansas Ag Reports - Bryan0 Hallman interviews Earl Lewis, Assistant Director of the KWO to discuss the first draft of the Govenor's 50 Year Water Vision Plan - 7/20/2014

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS:

Summary slides from KWA Vision Breakout Discussion - 8/21/2014

Presentation - Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas

Comments & Testimony from Allyn Lockner, former Director of the KWO - 7/10/2014

Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback Issued a Call to Action for a Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas

Kansas Water Priorities Must Be Addresesed to Meet State's Current and Future Needs

In January 2015, the Kansas Water Authority approved the changes described in this memo to the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas.

To view the Vision Document, click on the button below. 

Water Vision Cover Button     
 
The approved Regional Water Supply Goals are HERE.

Comments or Questions
If you have questions or comments please send them to:
KWO-Info@kwo.ks.gov
Contact
Kansas Water Office, 900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 404, Topeka, KS  66612
Phone: 785-296-3185 or Toll Free: 1-888-526-9283

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
Katie Ingels, Communications Director Greg Foley, Division of Conservation
  Susan Metzger, Assistant Secretary
Vision Team Leader

Regional Goal Setting

A guiding principle of the Vision is that locally driven solutions have the highest opportunity for long-term success. With that in mind, the Vision outlines a process for water supply goals to be established by regions by stakeholders as a means for measuring success and implementing the Vision. A Regional Goal Leadership Team consisting of 9 to 11 individuals per region has been identified by the Kansas Water Authority to represent 14 planning areas (Map). The role of each team is to participate in a public scoping process in their region, develop draft goals for their region based on public input and available resource condition information and present the draft goals to the Kansas Water Authority. A list of each individual serving on a Regional Goal Leadership Team is listed here.

Regional Planning Area Maps & Materials

Cimarron
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Liberal
Equus-Walnut
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Winfield Meeting
GMD #2
Public Comments:
Winfield - Hutchinson
Wichita - El Dorado
Great Bend Prairie
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Larned
Kansas
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
DeSoto - Manhattan
Marais des Cygnes
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Ft. Scott - Paola
Ottawa
Missouri
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Leavenworth - Hiawatha
Neosho
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Erie - Emporia
Red Hills
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Medicine Lodge
Smoky Hill-Saline
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Wakeeney - Salina
Solomon-Republican
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Beloit - Philipsburg
Upper Arkansas
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Garden City
Upper Republican
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Goodland - Colby
Upper Smoky Hill
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Scott City - Tribune
Verdigris
Maps
PowerPoint:
Public Outreach
Public Comments:
Independence
   

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)