Missouri Water Plan LogoGovDelivery logoFive technical workgroups have been established by water plan topic area; Consumptive Needs, Non-Consumptive Needs, Infrastructure Needs, Agricultural Needs, and Water Quality. The objectives of the technical workgroups are to provide guidance on technical analyses, give feedback to the development of technical products, identify and prioritize water resource issues, and provide recommendations on how to address those issues. This information will be incorporated into the Missouri Water Resources Plan. The technical workgroups will meet at least quarterly for the next two years and will report findings and recommendations to the Interagency Task Force.

Consumptive Needs Workgroup

Girl drinking out of water fountainWater TowerThe Consumptive Needs workgroup will review technical data and analyses regarding consumptive water use, such as public drinking water, industrial self-supply and other domestic and municipal use. In addition, they will work to identify water resource concerns and provide recommendations about how to address those issues.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Feb. 6, 2018 – 1730 East Elm St., Jefferson City
  • May 15, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City
  • Aug. 28, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City

Past Meetings

Technical Workgroup Members

Michael Smallwood, Ameren Missouri
Nancy Morgan, Alternate, Ameren Missouri 
Charles G. Stevens, KC Water Services
Tom Hyatt, Missouri Rural Water Association
John Knudsen, Missouri Soybean Association
Tony Stafford, Missouri Soybean Association
Roddy Rogers, City Utilities of Springfield
Rick Huizinga, U.S. Geological Survey
Joe Richards, Alternate, U.S. Geological Survey
Chad Johnson, Olsson Associates
Cary Sayre, Allstate Consultants
Jake White, Burns & McDonnell
Matt Vitello
, Missouri Department of Conservation
Kenda Flores, Alternate, Missouri Department of Conservation
Baolin Deng, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Water Resources Research Center
Jeffrey Cawlfield, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology – Dept. of Geosciences, Geological and Petroleum Engineering                

Non-Consumptive Needs Workgroup

River BankKayaksThe Non-Consumptive Needs workgroup will review technical data and analyses regarding non-consumptive water use, such as recreational, navigational and/or thermoelectric and hydropower use. In addition, they will work to identify water resource concerns and provide recommendations about how to address those issues.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Feb. 7, 2018 – 1730 East Elm St., Jefferson City
  • May 16, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City
  • Aug. 29, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City

Past Meetings

Technical Workgroup Members

Craig Giesmann, Ameren Missouri
Michael Bollinger, Alternate, Ameren Missouri
Paul Rydlund, U.S. Geological Survey
Shane Barks, Alternate, U.S. Geological Survey
Greg Poleski, Greenway Network
Terry Merritt, Alliance Water Resources
Kim Dickerson, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Paul Rohde, Waterways Council, Inc.
John Ferguson II, Representative Don Rone nomination
Chris Klenklen, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Emily Leroy, Alternate, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Shane Kinne, Missouri Corn Growers Association
Doug Novinger, Missouri Department of Conservation
Audrey Beres , Alternate, Missouri Department of Conservation
Nathan Muenks, Alternate, Missouri Department of Conservation
Lucy Fletcher, AgriServices and Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals
Larry Helms, Missouri Canoe & Floaters Association
Michelle Lambeth, Alternate, Missouri Canoe & Floaters Association
Doug Cluck, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
David Graber, Ducks Unlimited
Bryan Ross, Missouri Department of Transportation
Joy Heaviland, Heartland Conservation Alliance
David Shorr, Lathrop & Gage
Dan Engemann, Missouri River Coalition

Infrastructure Needs Workgroup

Water treatment plantDamThe Infrastructure Needs workgroup will review technical data and analyses regarding water and wastewater infrastructure needs while considering water quality related infrastructure challenges. In addition, they will work to identify funding and financing opportunities to meet those infrastructure needs, and work to identify other water resource concerns and provide recommendations about how to address those issues.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Feb. 6, 2018 – 1730 East Elm St., Jefferson City
  • May 15, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City
  • Aug. 28, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City

Past Meetings

Technical Workgroup Members

Curt Skouby, City of St. Louis Water
Rebecca Losli, Burns & McDonnell
Craig Giesmann, Ameren Missouri
Jim Enterline, Missouri Rural Water Association
Mike Milius, Olsson Associates
Tim Snoke, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District              
Matt Vitello, Missouri Department of Conservation
Rebecca O'Hearn, Alternate, Missouri Department of Conservation
Mayor Richard Bodi, Representative Don Rone nomination
Paul Rydlund, U.S. Geological Survey
Amy Beussink, Alternate, U.S. Geological Survey             
Gail Melgren, Tri-State Water Resources Coalition
David Casaletto, Ozarks Water Watch
Mark McNally, Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission
Aaron Jones, Allstate Consultants
Joe Boland, Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority
Karen Massey, Alternate, Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority
Kem Reed, City Utilities of Springfield
Jimmy Coles, City of St. Joseph and Association of Missouri Clean Water Agencies
Tim Geraghty, Alliance Water Resources              
Jeff Henson, Black & Veatch
Trent Stober, HDR
Ewell Lawson, Missouri Public Utility Alliance
Penny Speake, Missouri Public Utility Alliance
Charles G. Stevens, KC Water Services
Phil Walsack, Burns & McDonnell

Agricultural Needs Workgroup

Sprinkler on rows of cropsThe Agricultural Needs workgroup will review technical data and analyses regarding agricultural water use, such as crop and livestock use. In addition, they will work to identify water resource concerns and provide recommendations about how to address those issues. The department’s Soil and Water Conservation Program is working with the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to perform the agricultural water needs analysis portion of the Missouri Water Resources Plan.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Feb. 8, 2018 – 1730 East Elm St., Jefferson City
  • May 16, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City
  • Aug. 29, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City

Past Meetings

Technical Workgroup Members

Eric Fuchs, Missouri Rural Water Association
Chris Klenklen, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Emily Leroy, Alternate, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Darrick Steen, Missouri Soybean and Corn Growers Association's            
Greg Luce, Missouri Soybean Association
Brent Hampy, Missouri Farm Bureau
Chris Boeckmann, Lincoln University - Busby Research Farm
Tom Rafferty, Representative Don Rone nomination
Robert Brundage, Newman, Comley & Ruth P.C.              
Matt Vitello, Missouri Department of Conservation
Paul Calvert, Alternate, Missouri Department of Conservation
John Schumacher, U.S. Geological Survey
Joe Richards, Alternate, U.S. Geological Survey
Dave Baker, Missouri Department of Agriculture              
Don Nikodim, Missouri Pork Association              
Jerry Foster, JBS
Stanley J. Thessen
, MFA              
Pat Guinan, Ph.D., University of Missouri, State Climatologist
Clif Baumer, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Steve Herrington, Alternate, The Nature Conservancy
James Cole, The Nature Conservancy
Holly Neill, Alternate, The Nature Conservancy
Dave Drennan, Missouri Dairy Association
Donald Schuster, Public member, retired Natural Resources Conservation Service
John Bryan, The Poultry Federation
Jamie Burr, Tyson Foods
Nate Moore, Missouri Egg Council
Paul Heins, Public member, recommendation from Missouri Dairy Industry Alliance

Water Quality Workgroup

Water running out of a water spicketThe Water Quality workgroup will review technical data and analyses regarding water quality to assess how it affects volumetric water supply needs. In addition, they will provide recommendations about how to address those issues.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Feb. 8, 2018 – 1730 East Elm St., Jefferson City
  • May 17, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City
  • Aug. 30, 2018 – 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City

Past Meetings

Technical Workgroup Members

Kenny Lynn, Ameren Missouri
Lauren Maul, Alternate, Ameren Missouri
Lisa K. Adams, Missouri American Water
Charles G. Stevens, KC Water Services
Elliott Rafferty, Representative Don Rone nomination
Samantha Davis, Corn Growers Association
Darrick Steen, Soybean and Corn Growers Association's
Jay Hoskins, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
Eric Fuchs, Missouri Rural Water Association
Steve Herrington, The Nature Conservancy
Dale Blevins, Missouri Prairie Foundation
Mike Kromrey, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
Robert Brundage, Newman, Comley & Ruth P.C.              
Lynne Hooper, Boone County Resource Management
Leslie Holloway, Missouri Farm Bureau
Robb Jacobson, U.S. Geological Survey
Miya Barr, U.S. Geological Survey
Dave Heimann, Alternate, U.S. Geological Survey
Paul Blanchard , Missouri Department of Conservation
Rebecca O'Hearn, Alternate, Missouri Department of Conservation
Frank Nelson, Alternate, Missouri Department of Conservation
Todd Brewer, City Utilities of Springfield              
Steven Hefner, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Nick Muenks, Geosyntec Consultants
Diane Tucker, APAC - Kansas City
Tony Thorpe, University of Missouri - Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program
David Casaletto, Ozarks Water Watch
Dave Mosby, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jeff Barnard, Burns & McDonnell
John Holmes, Allstate Consultants
Rob K. Morrison, Barr
Jason Knouft, Saint Louis University
Trent Stober, HDR