Existing water technology efforts have grown into a new comprehensive Water Innovation Systems and Education (WISE) initiative. The program is a public/private partnership program that focuses on fostering the implementation of field practices, technology and management strategies for industrial, agricultural and municipal water applications; with the goal resulting in measurable and scalable ground water conservation, improved water quality and overall soil and ecological health. The program is an expansion of our legacy Water Technology Farm and PACE Farm programs, and includes the development of a state-wide Master Irrigator and innovative farm cost-share program.
The Water Innovation Systems and Education program stems from our legacy Water Technology Farms and PACE Farms programs. These programs focus on innovative technologies, best management practices, and education for water and soil conservation across Kansas.
The following Story Map walks the viewer through the history of the High Plains Aquifer and describes the origins of the Water Technology Farm Program.
View the story map here.