Kansas Urban Water Quality Protection Initiative
The Kansas Urban Water Quality Protection Initiative provides technical assistance and education for activities and projects intended to restore and protect water resources in priority watersheds in the state. Coordinated by the Nonpoint Source Section in the Bureau of Water at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Initiative is carried out by two of the leading service providers in the state - K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Biological Survey.
As part of this initiative, the Office of Local Government (OLG) at Kansas State University Research and Extension provides technical assistance and outreach education to cities and counties working to incorporate water quality objectives issues into local land use planning efforts, including comprehensive plans and zoning and subdivision ordinances. OLG also assists communities in developing local water-quality protection plans utilizing a planning process outlined in the Kansas Local Government Water Quality Planning and Management Guide, published by OLG in 1999. In addition, OLG provides outreach education on a variety of issues related to watershed protection in urbanizing areas.
The Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas provides technical assistance related to water quality monitoring and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in assessing the impacts of urbanization on watersheds and water quality.
331F Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
- Professor - 785-532-2643 (Primary)
- Assistant Director - 785-864-1527 (Primary)
- Chief, Bureau of Water - 785-296-5567 (Primary)
Administrative Agencies, Consumers, Educational Institutions, Industrial Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Small Business,
Area of Expertise:
Conservation of Natural Resources,
Quality Control (ISO 9000),
Assessment, Information Services, Internet, Research, Site Assessments, Workshops