The Kansas Water Office, in coordination with local, state, federal and interstate partners, is developing the 5-year update of the Kansas Water Plan.
The Kansas Water Plan is one of the primary tools used by the State of Kansas to address current water resources issues and to plan for future needs. Statutory authority and basic guidance for formulating the Kansas Water Plan is contained in the State Water Resources Planning Act.
The Blue Ribbon Funding Task Force (Task Force) was an item identified within the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas. The Task Force was charged with developing a balanced, affordable and sustainable method to provide financing for water resource management and protection.
The Kansas Water Plan Update will incorporate the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas (the Vision). The hard work put into the Vision and the goals created through the Vision process will not be forgotten. The Kansas Water Plan will now serve as the implementation plan for the Vision, providing measurements of success towards achieving the goals addressed in Vision, as well as the other water related issues facing Kansans.
The State of the Resource & Regional Goal Action Plan Implementation Reports are intended to provide a background to the regional issues and record activities and progress toward regional goals and the Vision objectives. These reports aim to use the most up-to-date data available at the time of report development.
The linked document dated August 5, 2022, is the current final draft version of the Kansas Water Plan. This version of the document will be reviewed and discussed in advance of future approval action by the full Kansas Water Authority (KWA). The linked document dated September 2021 was been reviewed by the KWA and approved for inclusion within the formal public comment & hearing phase of the Kansas Water Plan update process.