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PCC agriculture instructor on state water vision team

02 December 2015

An instructor and students from the Pratt Community College agriculture program attended and participated in a presentation on the ‘Future of Water in Kansas’ in conjunction with the Governor’s Conference. Agriculture Instructor Bill Hunter was invited to join the presentation and engage with legislators, government officials, state agencies and departments to organize education and outreach coordinating teams in accordance with the ‘Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas’.

These teams are challenged with the tasks to develop plans and materials and implement tangible action steps to help all Kansans understand the importance of water and water issues. There are five teams that have been created and assembled with individuals to have expertise in multiple areas such as education, workforce development and media and community outreach. Hunter, having years of experience in agriculture and community development, was chosen to be on the coordinating team for Workforce Development.

The goal for his team is to not only educate but research how to train technicians who work on irrigation equipment and also new ways to implement water control systems to operate the equipment for rural or municipal water districts and potentially water recycling.

“People need to be educated that water is a problem, water quality is a problem, water quantity is a problem, especially in western Kansas,” said Hunter.

Over the course of the next few months these teams will gather information on existing educational efforts, activities, and programs in Kansas, evaluate how information is being promoted, and develop programs and activities for each coordinating team to reach their audiences including a public media campaign. Hunter believes that it is very important to educate on all areas of water use not only on farms but in businesses and within our own homes as well. The goal is to educate but also to research new resources to help the entire state of Kansas be more efficient in using water. “If we can plan for the future than that makes all of us better off,” said Hunter.

“It’s not us who are going to be effected by this issue it’s the next generation and the generations after that and hopefully they will benefit from our research and planning.”

These teams are just the first part of the ‘Vision’ for the future of water supply in Kansas. The groups will meet five times from January into October to discuss and create outlines for their action teams. For more information about the Vision you can download the long term plans here or by contacting the Kansas Water office and the Kansas Department of Agriculture.