2019 Governor's Conference Presentations

Day One

Day One Breakout

Afternoon Breakout Session One: Sustainability Across the Supply Chain

Sustainable Food Production - Kim Dirks - Tyson

EcoPractices Overview - John Harsch

About the Noble Research Institute Hugh Aljoe

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef - Debbie Lyons-Blythe

Afternoon Breakout Session One: Flooding Response

Tulsa District US Army Corps of Engineers - COL Scott Preston

Missouri Basin River Forecast Center - Kevin Low

Kansas City District US Army Corps of Engineers - Jud Kneuvean

Afternoon Breakout Session Two: The Arbuckle Formation

The Arbuckle Group as a Resource - David Newell, Shelby Peterie, Richard Miller & Rolfe Mandel

Oil & Gas Industry Perspective on the Arbuckle - Dana Wreath

Class I Nonhazardous Waste Injection Wells: City of Hutchinson - Brian Clennan

Afternoon Breakout Session Two: Reservoir Sediment Management

Sediment Dredging of Reservoirs for Long-term Sustainable Management - Stan Ekren

Water Injection Dredging NCSPA Design-Build and Demonstration - Joe Wagner

Water Injection Dredging for Tuttle Creek Lake - John Shelley

Day Two

Breakfast with Barfield

Playa Lakes

Kansas Playas - A Past & Future Resource - Jude Kastens

Playas as a Source of Recharge to the High Plains Aquifer in Western Kansas - Randy Stotler

Restoring Playas - What's It Look Like and Who Can Help? - Matt Hough and Matt Smith

Playas Recharging Kansas Communities - Mike Carter

Groundwater Characterization, Management and Conservation

Addition of Quantitatively Interpreted Drillers' Log Tables to the Kansas Geological Survey Database - Geoffrey Bohling

Transitioning to Non-Irrigated Crop Production in Southwest Kansas - Will We Have Another Dust Bowl - Bill Golden

Conserving Ogallala Communities Through Voluntary, Group Efforts to Manage Groundwater - Stephen Lauer

Potential for Mobile Drip Irrigation Technology to Reduce Water Use on Low Capacity Wells - Trevor Ahring

Alternative Crops

Industrial Hemp at K-State: Trying to Fill the Research Void - Jason Griffin

DropXL Sorghum, A Simulation Study to Design Crop Trait Technology for Water Productivity in Kansas Environments - Rubi Raymundo and Sarah Sexton-Bowser

Cotton Production in Kansas - Stu Duncan

Water and Human Health

Evaluation of Streambed-Sediment Metals Concentrations in the Spring River Basin, Cherokee County Superfund Site - Brian Klager

The Kansas Climate and Health Declaration - Rachel Myslivy and Dorothy Barnett

Impacted Groundwater as a Source of Drinking Water: Design, Permitting and Regulatory Considerations for Potable End Use Groundwater Remediation Systems - Maria Vishnevskiy

Long-Term Water Quality Data Collection Associated with Wichita's Primary Drinking Water Sources - Mandy Stone

Bio-engineered Solutions to Address Water Quality

Are Streambank Stablization Systems Really Reducing Sediment Supply and Reservoir Sedimentation - Kari Bigham

The use of Unmanned Aircraft to Assess Streambank Erosion and Related Engineering Solutions - Tony Layzell

Modeling Nutrient Removal in Constructed Wetlands Collecting Terraced Field Runoff - Edward Peltier

Effects of Bank Stabilization on Regional Sediment Management (RSM)- Aaron Williams

Municipal and Industrial Water Supply

Proactive Asset Management Training - Getting Ahead of the Issues - Brian Bohnsack

Reducing your Water System Vulnerability - It's Not Just a Good Idea, It's The Law - Sarah Tuite

Smart Stormwater Solutions - Andy Sauer and Brenda Macke

2019 Flooding in Kansas

2019 Flooding and the Impact on Water and Wastewater Facilities - A Boots on the Ground Perspective - Jason Solomon and Daryn Martin

Summary of the 2019 Spring and Summer Kansas Flooding - Bradley Lukasz

Water in Kansas State Parks - Linda Lanterman

Improving Situational Awareness with Real-Time Flood Mapping in Kansas - Jude Kastens

Groundwater Management District Updates

Eqqus Beds GMD 2 - Tim Boese

Southwest Kansas GMD 3 - Jason Norquist

Northwest Kansas GMD 4 - Shannon Kenyon

Big Bend GMD 5 - Orrin Feril

Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Kansas - Ted Harris

Harmful Algal Bloom Student Research Project in Cheney Reservoir - Maize High School

2019 Harmful Algal Bloom Season Overview- Pattie Haines-Lieber

Water Technology Farms Panel

R&E Goering Farm - Ryan Goering

Homeland Farm - Steve Schemm

Northwest Kansas Technical College - Weston McCary

Kansas Water Office Water Technology Farms Update - Armando Zarco

WCA Efforts in Finney County

Water Conservation Efforts in Finney County - Dwayne Roth

Groundwater Quality

Groundwater Quality - Fred Jones

Pretty Prairie: Our Water Journey - Darrin Unruh 

Invasive Species

Status and Impacts of Aquatic Nuisance Species in Kansas - Chris Steffen

Deep-Injection Well Management

Deep-Injection Diversion Options - Isaac Wright and Lynelle Ladd

Water Quality Assessment and Implementation

2010-2019 Accomplishments of K-State's Watershed Management Programs - Dan Devlin and Amanda Schielke

Education and Outreach

Community-Based Social Marketing - Katie Burke

Education and Outreach in Conservation - Shane Neel

NRCS Rainfall Simulator

Dale Younker - Natural Resources Conservation Services

Extreme Event Assessment & Planning

Coordinated Drought Response in Missouri: Lessons Learned from the 2018 Drought - Jennifer Hoggatt and Meredith Colleen 

Evaluation and Rainfall-Runoff Trends in Texas: with applications for Kansas water supplies - Jordan Furnans

Public Water Supply Reuse

Wichita Regional Water Supply - Alan King

Cargill Nebraska Irrigation Project

Cargill Water Resources Strategy - Mike Kondrath

Flood Control Operations in the Kansas River Basin through Calendar Year 2019

NWK Water Management Kansas City District US Army Corps of Engineers - Christopher Purzer and Brian Twombly

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