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Water Resource Challenges & the Kansas River

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Managing water to meet the different needs of all citizens  across a diverse state can be challenging.  Scientific  data can be used to inform decision makers and transfer knowledge that will protect water, our most precious  natural resource.  Researchers, policy experts, and non-profits can work together by sharing data that can inform the tools needed to provide desired natural resource, social, and economic outcomes.

The Kansas River is a 173-mile-long National Water Trail, enjoyed by anglers, kayakers, and canoers alike due to the often-shallow nature that does not allow for large barge traffic, coupled with the braided sandbars of this prairie river that provide for spectacular sandbar camping and exploring.  As  one of only three public waterways in the State of Kansas, the Kansas River is one of our largest public  lands and among the last of our wild places.

How do we protect this beautiful river, educate the next generation, promote recreation, and advocate for its protection?

Join Dawn Buehler, Kansas Riverkeeper and Executive Director of Friends of the Kaw as well as Governor Laura Kelly’s appointee as Chair of the Kansas Water Authority, to learn about the water resource challenges in Kansas, how these challenges impact the Kansas River, and how recreation can bridge the social gap between challenges and solutions.


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