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Organizations > Regulatory/Management/Water Rights

Division of Water Resources (DWR), Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA)
management of the state's water resources through administration of state water laws (water rights/appropriations, water structures, water use)
Groundwater Management Districts
the five groundwater managment districts are responsible for regional planning and management of groundwater resources, collecting resource data and educating the public about each region's groundwater resource
GMD1--Western Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 1
GMD2--Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2
GMD3--Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3
GMD4--Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4
GMD5--Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5
Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC)
regulates rates, service and safety of public utilities, common carriers, motor carriers; regulates oil and gas production
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
agency in charge of environmental regulation
Bureau of Environmental Field Services
administers all environmental program operations at the six KDHE district offices and provides scientific, technical and operational support for KDHE Division of Environment programs
Bureau of Water
administers programs related to public water supplies, wastewater treatment systems, the disposal of sewage, and nonpoint sources of pollution
Division of Environment
links to bureaus related to environmental issues.