Fall (179th) Council Meetings and WQ2 Nexus Workshop

The Fall (179th) Council meetings were held in Manhattan, Kansas on October 6-9, 2015 at Bluemont Hotel.   Manhattan is located at the junction of the Kansas River and the Big Blue River.

A Water Quality/Water Quantity Nexus Workshop was held in conjunction with the Fall Council Meetings.  It was a 1-1/2 day workshop with the objective of understanding the western state’s water quality/quantity needs and constraints.

BRIEFING MATERIALS:  Manhattan, Kansas – 2015 October_Briefing Materials (32.13 MB)

MINUTES:  Water Resources Minutes_Manhattan KS_Oct 2015
Executive Committee Minutes_Manhattan KS_Oct 2015
Water Quality Minutes Manhattan KS Oct 2015

Legal Committee Minutes Manhattan KS Oct 2015
Full Council Minutes Manhattan KS Oct 2015

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:  Schedule of Meetings – Kansas

October 6-7, 2015

Water Quality/Water Quantity Nexus Workshop Agenda


Case Studies
Water Reuse? at Lake Thunderbird
– Oklahoma
Stormwater Detention, How Water Rights Implications are Addressed – Colorado
Water Reuse and In-Stream Flow Limitations for the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District – Utah
Coalbed Methane Development & Regulation – Wyoming
Idaho Aquifer Sustainability – Idaho
Kanopolis Reservoir and Salina, KS – Kansas

Federal Panel

WestFAST_National Park Service
Clean Water Act_Section 101(g) – EPA

October 8, 2015
Water Resources Committee
Executive Committee
Water Quality Committee
Legal Committee

October 9, 2015
179-Full Council Meeting


Water Resources Committee

Army Corps of Engineers’ Water Resources Priorities – Steve Stockton, Director of Civil Works
Reclamation Drought Response Programs in the West – Dionne Thompson, Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Water-Related Programs – Verlon Barnes, NRCS Missouri River Basin Coordinator
Scripps Westwide Weather and Water Monitoring System Needs – Marty Ralph, director, CW3E, UCSD, Scripps Insitution of Oceanography
Western Governors’ Association Water-Related Activities – Laura Chartrand, WGA Policy Advisor
Federal Water Data Coordination – Pat Lambert, WestFAST Liaison

Water Quality Committee

Offsite Best Management Practices – Ron Graber, Watershed Specialist,  Kansas State University and Trisha Moore, Assistant Professor from Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University

Legal Committee

Symposium Summary_2015 – Michelle Bushman, Legal Counsel, WSWC
Litigation Updates – October 2015 – Michelle Bushman

179th Full Council Meeting

A Long-Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas – Tracy Streeter, Director, Kansas Water Office
Water Quantity Water Quality Legacies – Mike Tate, Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment