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Kansas Water Vision Team To Hold Meeting In Wichita

The Kansas Water Vision team will be in Wichita on Monday to get feedback on the first draft of the vision. KMUWs Abigail Wilson has more…

The Kansas Water Vision team will hold a 90-minute meeting Monday at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center in west Wichita. The meeting will focus on Governor Sam Brownback’s Call to Action for a 50-Year Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas.

Tracy Streeter, director of the Kansas Water Office, says the team hopes to create dialogue and receive input on the first draft of Vision.

Key themes in feedback the team has received since the beginning of the project include increasing sources of storage available for the water supply and the adoption of less water intensive crop varieties.

“This is merely just one step in the process,” Streeter says. “Here's the initial document what do you think? We'll go back to the drawing board, make refinements and come back with another draft later. We want to keep this thing out in front of folks and keep improving it as we move through the year.”

Streeter says the final draft will likely be unveiled in November at the Governor’s water conference.

Monday’s meeting is open to the general public. It starts at 11:30 at the Extension Center.