Agenda

Friday, November 19, 2021

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served.   2021 Agenda will be posted soon, this is the agenda from 2019.  

Time Activity
8-9 a.m. Registration and Breakfast w Sponsor Slide Show
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Housekeeping
  • Gail Melgren - Executive Director, Tri-State Water Coalition and the SW MO Regional Water Commission
  • Clif Smart - President, Missouri State University
    • Welcome from MSU
  • Ken McClure - Mayor, Springfield, Missouri
    • Welcome from Springfield, MO
9:15–9:45 a.m. Overview SWMO Regional Water / Video
  • Gail Melgren - Executive Director, Southwest Missouri Regional Water
9:45-10:30 a.m.
  • Panel: Long-Term Water Supply for Southwest Missouri
    • Moderator Harold Bengsch - Commissioner, Greene County, MO
10:30–11 a.m. Break
11-11:30 a.m.
  • Update: Water Storage Reallocation Request at Stockton Lake
    • John Grothaus, KC District Corps of Engineers
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • CDM Smith Technical Update for Southwest Missouri Regional Water
    • Sarah Stewart – Senior Projects Manager, CDM Smith
12-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1 p.m.
  • State of Missouri Water Resources Planning and Funding
    • Joe Gillman– Director and State Geologist, Missouri Geological Survey & Missouri Department of Natural Resources
1-1:45 p.m.
  • History of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Regional Water System – An Example Community
    • Chris Browning, Utilities Director, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1:45–2:15 p.m.
  • Lake Atoka – Example project
    • Brent Houser - Project Manager, CDM Smith
2:15–2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45–3:15 p.m.
  • Drought Planning for Southwest Missouri
    • Roddy Rogers – Manager, Water Resource Projects
3:15–3:45 p.m.
  • Drought Planning – An Interesting Planning Model
    • Brian Breaker, Little Rock District, Corps of Engineers
3:45–4 p.m.
  • Drought Planning - Joplin Reservoir Update
    • Matt Barnhart - Southwest Missouri Operations Manager, Missouri American Water
4–4:45 p.m.
  • Infrastructure Challenges Faced by Small Towns
    • Leland Butcher – Former City Manager, Neosho, Missouri
4:45-5 p.m. Evaluations and Adjourn