Fourteen regional planning areas were established in December 2014 by the Kansas Water Authority in conjunction with the Long-Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas. In August of 2015, Regional Advisory Committee members were approved for each of these 14 planning areas and began to establish priority goals for their region. These committees established their priority regional goals and began development of Regional Goal Action Plans. In September - October 2016 all regional goal action plans were presented to the Kansas Water Authority and approved. These Regional Goal Action Plans can be found on the Water Vision web page.
The Kansas Water Office formulates a comprehensive state water plan for the management, conservation and development of the water resources of the state. The Kansas Water Plan includes sections corresponding with water planning areas which are determined by the Kansas Water Office (K.S.A. 82a-903). Water planning is achieved by addressing issues in the regional areas of the state.
Regional Advisory Committees advise the KWO and KWA on local water-related issues, serve as a link to the public, and serve as a link to water management entities. RAC members serve as the eyes and ears for the KWO and KWA in their local community, as well as ambassadors of public input. Members of RACs serve as a vital voice for their communities.
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Learn about each RAC:
State Water Plan Fund (SWPF) FY 2025 Budget Recommendations - RAC Input Information
Each Regional Advisory Committee works with the assistance of a KWO planning and outreach coordinator, to develop goals and action plans.