water policy http://hppr.org en Ogallala Aquifer Conservation: Kansas Water Laws Change http://hppr.org/post/ogallala-aquifer-conservation-kansas-water-laws-change <p>Kansas' water-rights laws had encouraged consumption rather than conservation of Ogallala Aquifer groundwater used by irrigators in the western part of the state. Gov. Sam Brownback talks about his initiative to change laws in the 2012 legislative session to encourage conservation and self-regulation among ag producers. This story is part two of a four-part series on Ogallala aquifer conservation which originally aired on HPPR 01/22/13.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:16:52 +0000 Dale Bolton 10975 at http://hppr.org Ogallala Aquifer Conservation: Kansas Water Laws Change Drought raises stakes on Republican River http://hppr.org/post/drought-raises-stakes-republican-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a border war going in the Midwest and it’s over water. Kansas and Nebraska have been battling for years over the water in the Republican River, which runs from Colorado to Kansas, through Nebraska.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:12:55 +0000 Grant Gerlock 11506 at http://hppr.org Drought raises stakes on Republican River