The Long Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas, published January, 2015, identified a Blue Ribbon Funding Task Force for Water Resource Management (Task Force) as a critical, immediate action item.
The Task Force was charged with developing a balanced, affordable and sustainable method to provide financing for water resource management and protection, including alternatives that utilize public and private partnerships.
Keeping in line with the Phase I Action Items, the Task Force was formed in the first year of implementation of the Vision. Members were appointed in November, 2015. Members of the Task Force held seven meetings throughout 2016. The Task Force reviewed information on existing revenue sources and funding demands, researched natural resource funding systems from other states and evaluated future funding demands for water resource priorities.
The Task Force prepared a summary report and provided the Blue Ribbon Funding Task Force for Water Resource Management Report to the Governors and 2017 Kansas Legislature.
Blue Ribbon Funding Task Force Membership
Kansas Water Plan Fund Average Annual Revenue by County and Source - January, 2016
Water Funding Alternatives - March, 2016
Public Input Testimony - Funding
Public Input Testimony - Funding (Written)
Public Input Testimony - Water Conservation
Public Input Testimony - Water Conservation (Written)
Public Input Testimony - Technology & Crop Variety
Public Input Testimony - Technology & Crop Variety (Written)
Public Input Testimony - Additional Sources
Public Input Testimony - Education
Public Input Testimony - Education (Written)
Known Funding Demands Presentation - June, 2016
Wichita State University Analysis of Impacts to Water Users of Kansas - October, 2016
Wichita State University Scenario Analysis - October, 2016
State Water Plan Fund Maps
Final Report Submitted to the Governor - January, 2017