Kansas Water Authority

The Kansas Water Authority was established in 1981 within and as part of the Kansas Water Office. The KWA provides the leadership to ensure that water policies and programs address the needs of all Kansans. 

The KWA consists of 13 voting members who are appointed by the Governor or Legislative leadership. The remaining serve as ex-officio members. KWA is statutorily within and a part of the KWO. The KWA is responsible for advising the Governor, Legislature and Director of the Kansas Water Office on water policy issues and for approving the Kansas Water Plan, federal contracts, administration regulations and legislation proposed by the KWO. The KWA provides the leadership to ensure that water policies and programs address the needs of all Kansans.

2024 Kansas Water Authority Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature

2023 Kansas Water Authority Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature


Kansas Water Authority Responsibilities

Meet the Members

Member Bios

Randy Hayzlett

Gary Janzen

Peter Loecke

Lynn Goossen

Jean Steiner

Member Bios

David Stroberg

Allen Roth

Allan Soetaert

Jeremiah Hobbs

Kansas Water Authority Ex Officio Members

Earl Lewis
Division of Water Resources
KS Dept. of Agriculture

Brad Loveless
KS Dept. Wildlife & Parks

Mike Beam
KS Dept. of Agriculture


Ernie Minton
Ag Experiment Station
KS State University

David Toland
KS Dept. of Commerce

Connie Owen
KS Water Office


Sara Baer
KS Biological Survey

Andrew French
KS Corporation Commission

Steve Frost
Division of Conservation
KS Dept. of Agriculture

Leo Henning
KS Dept. of Health & Environment

Jay Kalbas
KS Geological Survey


KWA Meeting Materials

Upcoming Meetings
Kansas Water Authority

Date: April 17, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: Garden City, KS


Upcoming Meetings
Kansas Water Authority 
June 11, 2024
August 21, 2024
October 16, 2024

December 11, 2024



Previous KWA Meeting Materials

Previous KWA Meeting Minutes

Kansas Water Authority Meeting Materials

Kansas Water Authority Minutes

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