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Kansas Water Institute

Elevating water to a university-level priority represents the opportunity and imperative to bring our resources and expertise together in a way that tackles our water resource challenges in more impactful ways.

Your water, our focus

The Kansas Water Institute develops and supports research on high-priority water resource problems and objectives identified through the state water plan. Additionally, the institute facilitates effective communication between water resource professionals and helps disseminate and apply research results.

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Next-Gen 'Cats

Working for a stable water future

About the institute

In Sept. 2023, Kansas State University launched it's Next-Gen K-State strategic plan. The plan called for new and innovative interdisciplinary efforts that could solve some of the most pressing issues in our state, nation and world.

The university quickly identified an opportunity to elevate the existing Kansas Water Resources Institute to a university-level institute, leveraging existing university and state agency partnerships while expanding the university resources contributing toward creating solutions for one of the state's most precious resources: Water. Out of this effort, the elevated Kansas Water Institute was born, with greater interdisciplinary participation and input than ever before.

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