When

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST

Where

Porto Do Sul
11900 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213


Driving Directions

Contact

ASCE KC
Kansas City Section
816-844-4494
ascekc@kcengineers.org

EWRI-ASCE Lunch Meeting

Join us for lunch and a presentation on the Missouri Water Resources Plan Update.

Date:
Wednesday January 30, 2019

Location:
Porto Do Sul
11900 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213

Time:
11:30 to 1:00 pm

Cost:
Free – Students
Free – Federal Government Employees (ID Required at sign-in)
$15 – Government Employees (ID Required at sign-in)
$30 – Professionals

Note: Checks and cash only are accepted at the door. Credit cards must be paid online at time of registration.

Presentation: Missouri Water Resources Plan Update
Presenter: Matthew Scott

The state of Missouri has embarked on an update to the Missouri Water Resources Plan that will be completed over the next 2 years. The plan is a long-range, comprehensive strategy to provide an understanding of Missouri’s water resource needs. The states 6 million residents depend on well-managed water resources, not only for potable water but also to support agriculture, outdoor recreation, and industry. The project is made possible through a cost share with the US Army Corps of Engineers Planning Assistance to States (PAS) program.

The state of Missouri has embarked on an update to the Missouri Water Resources Plan that will be completed over the next 2 years. The plan is a long-range, comprehensive strategy to provide an understanding of Missouri’s water resource needs. The state’s 6 million residents depend on well-managed water resources, not only for potable water but also to support agriculture, outdoor recreation, and industry. The project is made possible through a cost share with the US Army Corps of Engineers Planning Assistance to States (PAS) program.

The Missouri Water Resources Plan will help to identify future shortfalls in water supplies, and explore options to address those water needs. This may include project recommendations such as new infrastructure development, regionalization of water use, integration of water supplies and the pursuit of financial assistance opportunities.

As part of updating the plan, the state is engaging technical experts and stakeholders to complete tasks including:

  • Developing an updated evaluation of current groundwater and surface water availability
  • Producing an in-depth analysis of current and future water needs for water use sectors such as municipal, agricultural, industrial, recreational, and commercial navigation
  • Identifying gaps in water availability based on water use needs through 2060
  • Recognizing multiple impacts on water availability
  • Identifying water and wastewater infrastructure needs and evaluating funding and financing opportunities
  • Meeting with the Interagency Task Force, an advisory group for the development and implementation of the water plan, as well as with technical workgroups focused on consumptive water needs, non-consumptive water needs, agricultural needs, infrastructure needs, and water quality
  • Gathering public and stakeholder input to help identify water resource needs and priorities
  • Understanding areas where developing new and more sustainable water sources, better infrastructure, and more integrated water supplies can help to sustain water and delivery into the future

The Missouri Water Resources Plan has gathered technical workgroups focusing on consumptive needs, non-consumptive needs, infrastructure needs, agricultural needs and water quality. These technical workgroups will be instrumental in prioritizing the challenges and opportunities associated with water resources in the state.  The plan will look at population and water demands out to 2060 to identify water supply and infrastructure gaps.  The plan may include recommendations such as new infrastructure development, regionalization of water use, integration of water supplies such that Missouri can secure its water future.

Matthew Scott is a water resources engineer with CDM Smith out of their Kansas City office. He received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and has most recently completed his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Kansas. He has worked at CDM Smith for nine years, and is experienced in both hydrologic and hydraulic modeling using a wide variety of modeling software. He currently lives in Kansas City with his wife, 6-year old daughter, and baby and while he is typically more of a baseball fan, he enjoyed rooting on the Chiefs this season!