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Rex Buchanan, Speaker

Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey

Water, Energy, and Rural Kansas: How They’re Connected, What the Future May Hold

For decades, many rural counties in Kansas have experienced population decline. This is due in part to more efficient agricultural and industrial practices. This presentation explores the complex relationship between natural resources, renewable energy sources, public land access, and population trends in both rural and urban areas. Economic impact and viability are important considerations when planning for the long-term future of Kansas, but this presentation encourages us to consider the value of our natural surroundings in securing the best future for generations to come.

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