50-year water vision for the future of water in Kansas

In response to Governor Brownback's charge to create a 50-year water vision in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) partnered with the Kansas Water Office, Kansas Water Authority, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors to develop the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas. The Vision can be found here.

In response to Phase I action items of the Vision, KDA is coordinating five Water Vision Education and Outreach Working Group meetings to identify needs, develop statewide education and outreach materials, and implement tangible action steps to help all Kansans understand the importance of water and water issues in the state. If you are interested in being part of this process, please join us as we seek to preserve water in Kansas for generations to come.


January 7  Working Group Summary Jan 7 2016
March 10
May 12
September 8
October 6

All working group meetings will be held at the Kansas Farm Bureau Building, 2627 KFB Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas. All sessions are on a Thursday and will run from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

For more information about the Working Groups, or to be added to the Working Group mailing list, contact Dana Ladner at (785) 564-6660 or Dana.Ladner@ks.gov.

April 11, 2015 Vision Workshop

Water Vision Meeting - Introductory Presentation

Below are links to summary documents drafted from the notes taken during each workshop of the Water Vision Conference in Manhattan, Kansas, on April 11, 2015. These notes do not reflect the final plan.
Technology and Crop Varieties Summary - DRAFT
Water Conservation  Summary - DRAFT
Water Management Summary - DRAFT
New Sources of Supply Summary - DRAFT
Water Vision Meeting - Draft Summary Presentation