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  • Press Release: Governor's Water Conference to be Held November 18-19 - 9/3/2015
  • Press Release: Colorado, Kansas & Nebraska Water Agreement Further Helps Water Users - 8/27/2015
  • Press Release: Governor Sam Brownback Visits will Reinforce the Importance of Kansas Agriculture - 8/17/2015
  • Press Release: Kansas Water Authority Meeting to be Held in Hutchinson - 8/10/2015
  • Executive Order 15-04 - 6/20/2015
  • Press Release: Governor Updates Drought Emergency, Warnings and Watches in Kansas Counties - 6/30/2015
  • Map - Kansas Drought Declaration (pdf)- 6/30/2015
  • Press Release: Kansas Water Plan RAC Membership Drive Drawing to a Close - 6/29/2015
  • Audio Clip: Kansas Water Plan RAC Membership Drive Drawing to a Close - Tracy Streeter - 6/29/2015
  • Kansas Ag Issues Podcast - Tracy Streeter, Director, KWO - 6/24/2015
  • Press Release:  Kansas Water Plan Regional Advisory Committee Membership Drive - 6/11/2015
  • Press Release: Kansas Ranked Second in the Nation for Waterway Sediment Reduction - 6/9/2015
  • Press Release: Armstrong Appointed to Serve on Kansas Water Authority - 4/28/2015
  • Press Release: Meeting Planned for Water Users in the South Fork of the Republican River - 3/30/2015
  • Press Release: Public Input Meetings Continue for Setting Regional Water Supply Goals - 3/20/2015
  • Press Release: Public Input Meeting Continue for Setting Regional Water Supply Goals - Audio Clip 3/6/2015
  • Press Release: Public Input Meetings Begin March 2 for Setting Regional Water Supply Goals - 2/27/2015
  • Press Release - Public Input Meetings for Setting Regional Water Supply Goals - 2/20/2015
  • Press Release: Kansas Water Regional Goal Leadership Teams - 2/16/2015
  • Press Release:  Kansas Aqueduct Committee to Hold Meeting in Assaria - 12/10/14
  • Press Release: December 10 Deadline for Kansas Water Regional Goal Leadership Teams Nominations - 12/5/14
  • Press Release - Nominations Sought for Kansas Water Regional Goal Leadership Teams - 11/20/2014
  • Press Release - Historic Water Agreement signed between Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado - 11/19/2014
  • Press Release - Governor & Water Vision Team Focus on Meeting the State's Current and Future Needs - 11/12/2014
  • Press Release - Governor's Conference - Second Draft of the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in KS will be presented - 11/6/2014
  • Press Release - Kansas reaches agreements on Republican River compact disputes - 10/24/2014
  • Press Release - Governor Sam Brownback outlines actions to protect Kansans from federal overreach - 10/23/2014
  • Press Release - Kansas Aqueduct Committee to Hold Meeting in Ulysses - 10/23/2014
  • Press Release - Governor's Water Conference to Focus on Meeting the State's Current and Future Needs - 10/10/0214
  • Press Release - Registration is now open for the Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas - 8/27/2014
  • Press Release - Israeli Water Experts to Share International Water Management Experiences - 9/8/2014
  • Press Release - Registration is now open for the Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas - 8/27/2014
  • Press Release - Water Vision Team on Statewide Tour July 7 - 11 Audio - 7/1/2014
  • Press Release - Water Vision Draft to be Posted on KWO Website July 1 - 6/24/2014
  • Press Release - Five Kansas Reservoirs Held at Higher Than Normal Elevation - 6/20/2014
  • Press Release - Water Vision Tour Locations Announced - 6/17/2014
  • Press Release - Statewide Water Vision Tour Announced July 7-11, 2014 - 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
  • Western Kansas News  - Many Views Will Shape Kansas Water Plan
  • KFB Article - Water Vision
  • Press Release - Defining Major Priorities and Ideas for the First Draft of the Water Vision - 4/11/2014

  • Press Release - 100th Water Vision Meeting Attended - 3/14/2014
  • 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
  • The 50-Year Vision for Kansas Water - The Time is Now - 11/20/2013
  • Kansas Water Office to Hold Public Hearing in Emporia - 11/4/2013
  • Kansas Water Office to Hold Public Hearing in Emporia - 11/4/2013
  • Governor Issues a Call to Action for a 50-Year Vision for Kansas Water - 10/24/2013
  • John Redmond Reservoir Reallocation Approved - 9/5/2013
  • John Redmond Reservoir Water Supply Contract Signing - 9/3/2013
  • Governor's Water Conference to be Held October 24-25 - 8/19/2013
  • Instant Information about Water Conditions - 8/9/2013
  • John Redmond Reservoir Reallocation Approved - 7/1/2013
  • KWO Legislative Update

    The KWO Legislative Update is intended to keep persons interested in water issues apprised of legislation and associated legislative actions that pertain to these matters. 

    For complete information on a bill, go to the  Kansas Legislature web site. 

    Another helpful link is State Library of Kansas

    As legislation is introduced and bill numbers are assigned, information about the bill will be added to the following table. A summary of the water related items proposed for consideration and discussion during the 2015 Kansas legislative Session is available here.

    Bill No. Bill Title Link to Bill KWO or KWA Testimony
    HB 2014 Authorizing the Kansas water office, with approval of the Kansas water authority, to establish the clean drinking water fee by rules and regulations and imposing a cap on such fee. HB 2014 Fiscal Note
    Testimony
    SB 36

    AN ACT concerning water; relating to multi-year flex accounts; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-708c and 82a-736 and repealing the existing sections. Committee on Natural Resources (Natural Resources)

    SB 36  
    HB 2059

    AN ACT concerning water; related to the diversion of water; chief engineer; amending K.S.A. 82a-706b and repealing the existing section. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Natural Resources)

    HB 2059  
    HB 2060

    AN ACT concerning firefighting; relating to interstate compacts; great plains interstate fire compact. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Natural Resources)

    HB 2060  
    HB 2061

    AN ACT concerning agriculture; relating to the Kansas department of agriculture division of conservation; state conservation commission; powers and duties thereof; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 2-1904 and repealing the existing section. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Natural Resources)

    HB 2061  
    HB 2063 AN ACT concerning water; relating to the public water supply project loan program; amending K.S.A. 65-163d and repealing the existing section. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Natural Resources) HB 2063 Testimony 2/3/15
    Testimony 3/19/15
    SB 52

    AN ACT concerning water; related to the diversion of water; chief engineer; amending K.S.A. 82a-706b and repealing the existing section. Committee on Natural Resource

    SB 52  
    SB 64

    AN ACT concerning public water supply storage; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-1604 and repealing the existing section. Committee on Federal and State Affairs

    SB 64 Fiscal Note
    Testimony
    HB 2156 AN ACT concerning public water supply storage; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-1604 and repealing the existing section. HB 2156 Fiscal Note
    Testimony
    HB 2069 AN ACT concerning water; relating to multi-year flex accounts; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-708c and 82a-736 and repealing the existing sections. HB 2069  
    SB 118 AN ACT concerning agriculture; relating to the Kansas department of agriculture division of conservation; state conservation commission; powers and duties thereof; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 2-1904 and repealing the existing section. SB 118  
    HB 2227 AN ACT concerning water; relating to water conservation areas; establishment. HB 2227  
    HB 2245 AN ACT concerning water; relating to the water appropriation act; groundwater; procedure; amending K.S.A. 82a-717a and 82a-725 and repealing the existing sections. HB 2245  
    SB 156 AN ACT concerning water; relating to the Arkansas river gaging fund; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 74-5,133 and repealing the existing section. SB 156  
    HB 2304 AN ACT concerning the department of health and environment; creating the local conservation lending program. HB 2304  
    HB 2351 AN ACT concerning water; related local enhanced management areas; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-1041 and repealing the existing section. HB 2351  
    SB 227 AN ACT concerning water; relating to local enhanced management areas; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-1041 and repealing the existing section. SB 227  
    SB 275 AN ACT concerning water; relating to water conservation areas. SB 275 Testimony

 

Brownbag Lecture Presentation
Desalinization and Water Management in Israel

Alan King, City of Wichita
Greg Foley, KS Dept. of Ag

The videos have been split into 6 different parts due to their size and published on YouTube.

 Part 1a
 Part 1b
Part 2
Part 3a
Part 3b
Part 4 - Q & A


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