For Immediate Release:
March 21, 2019
Kansas Celebrates Water in Observance of World Water Day
Valuing Kansas’ Most Fundamental Resource
Today the Kansas Water Office (KWO) along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism as cohosts celebrated Kansas Water Day at the State Capitol in Topeka in observance of World Water Day on March 22.
A proclamation was signed declaring today as Kansas Water Day. Agencies and partners shared with legislators and others in the Capitol information about the different water resources and management of it throughout the state. Additional sponsors of the event included WaterOne and Burns & McDonnell.
While Kansas depends on both ground and surface water supplies, the future of Kansas’ growth and prosperity depends on this vital resource. Kansans all across the state were instrumental in developing the Long-Term Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas, and we encourage everyone to continue to act on a shared commitment to have the water resources necessary to support the state’s social, economic and natural resource needs for current and future generations.
Note to Editor: The Americans with Disabilities Act, (42 U.S.C. 12101) requires the Kansas Water Office to print the reasonable accommodations messages.
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As the state’s water office, KWO conducts water planning, policy coordination and water marketing as well as facilitates public input throughout the state.
The agency prepares the KANSAS WATER PLAN, a plan for water resources development, management and conservation.