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Matt Unruh

Title: Assistant Director, Kansas Water Office

Contact: (785) 296-3185;

NWSA Involvement: Board of Directors



Matt Unruh is the Assistant Director of the Kansas Water Office, providing leadership oversight of agency comprehensive planning activities which help to coordinate and guide the management, conservation and development of the state's water resources. Prior to joining the Kansas Water Office, Matt spent nearly 10 years at the Kansas Department of Health & Environment analyzing and working to address issues impacting the water and air quality of the state. A native of south-central Kansas, Matt received his undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, and graduate degree in Physical Sciences from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS.



Organization Type: State.

Water Supply: Federal reservoirs within Kansas.

Population Served: Approximately 2/3 of Kansans.

Water Users: Municipal, industrial, irrigation and recreation.

Total Storage Volume: Over 1.05 million acre-feet.

Key Issues/Challenges: Growth in regions of Kansas where water supply storage is impacted by reservoir sedimentation. 

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