Partners and Advisory Board

Partnering for success

Tackling the water resource challenges in Kansas and nationwide will require leveraging the expertise and knowledge at K-State with partnering Kansas Board of Regents, or KBOR, institutions as well as local, state and federal agencies and organizations.

Joining Kansas State University, we currently have partnerships with four additional KBOR institutions: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State University. Additionally, we have six additional state/federal partners: Kansas Biological Survey, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Geological Survey, Kansas Water Office and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Advisory board

The Kansas Water Institute's partnerships build upon a collaborative advisory council that includes representation from the following entities:

  • Rachel Bowes, Emporia State University
  • Jim Butler, Kansas Geological Survey
  • Grady Dixon, Fort Hays State University
  • Randy Hayzlett, Groundwater Management District #3
  • Lane Letourneau, Kansas Department of Agriculture (Division of Water Resources)
  • Nathan Nelson, Kansas State University
  • Connie Owen, Kansas Water Office
  • Kayla Savage, Kansas Department of Commerce
  • Marcia Schulmeister, University of Kansas
  • Aleksey Sheshukov, Kansas State University
  • Wesley Streeter, Pittsburg State University
  • Matt Unruh, Kansas Water Office
  • Nicholas Willis, Wichita State University