Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served.

8-9 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast w Sponsor Slide Show

9-9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Housekeeping

  • Gail Melgren - Executive Director, Tri-State Water Coalition and the SW MO Regional Water Commission
9:10–9:15 a.m. Video - Where Does Water Come From?
9:15–9:45 a.m.

Photo Album – A Look at Regional Communities and Their Water Supplies

9:45-10:30 a.m.

Long-Term Water Supply for Southwest Missouri – Progress to Date

  • Gail Melgren - Executive Director, Tri-State Water Coalition and SWMO Regional Water Commission
10:30–10:45 a.m. Break 
10:45-11:15 a.m.

State of Missouri Water Resources Planning, Including Regional Water Systems

  • Jennifer Hoggatt – Director, DNR Water Resources Center
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Navigating Political Waterways

Moderator: Dennis Pyle – City Administrator, Monett, MO

  • Ken McClure – Mayor, City of Springfield
  • Gary Shaw - Mayor, City of Joplin
  • Representative Scott Fitzpatrick – House Budget Chair, MO House of Reps #158
  • Jennifer Hoggatt – Director, Water Resources Center, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
 12:00-12:25 p.m.   Lunch
 12:25-12:30 p.m. Video - What is a Watershed?
 12:30-1:15 p.m.           

Drought Stories from Cape Town to California and Lessons to Learn

  • Roddy Rogers – Manager, Water Resources Projects, City Utilities of Springfield; Chair, Tri-State Water Coalition Technical Committee; President, SW MO Regional Water Commission
1:15-2 p.m. 

Climate and Drought in Missouri, a 100 Year and a 1000 Year Perspective
Moderator: Bob Pavlowsky – Distinguished Professor and Director of the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute (OEWRI), Missouri State University

  • Pat Guinan – Extension/State Climatologist; Associate Professor, University of Missouri
  • Michael Stambaugh – Associate Research Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri
2–2:30 p.m. 

Networking Break

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Electricity and Water: Competitors or Collaborators

Moderator: Scott Miller – General Manager, City Utilities of Springfield

  • Nikki Fuller – Executive Director, Southwestern Power Resources Assoc.
  • John Grothaus – Chief, Plan Formulation, Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers
  • Chuck Bryant – General Manager, Carthage Water & Electric?
  • Drew Landoll – Manager of Strategic projects, Empire District Electric Co.?
3:30–3:45 p.m.


3:45–3:50 p.m. Video - How Much Does Water Cost?
3:50–4:45 p.m.

Stories From the Road: Selling Conservation and Rate Increases to a Skeptical Public

  • Matt Barnhart – Southwest Missouri Operations Manager, Missouri American Water
  • Tracy Streeter – Director, Kansas Water Office
  • Karen Conrad – Oklahoma State Coordinator for Environmental Programs, Communities Unlimited
  • Ed Swaim – Water Resources Manager, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
4:45-5 p.m. 

Evaluations and Adjourn