Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The recently formed Statewide Water Funding Task Force began a five-month process to produce a long-term funding plan for Nebraska’s water projects to help maintain water sustainability. Six state senators, 27 citizens, and the director of the Department of Natural Resources signed on to wrestle with Nebraska’s future water challenges. Olsson Associates is supporting this effort through its consultation services.
The Task Force will travel across the state to see first-hand the issues facing those who work and live in each of the state’s major watersheds. Meetings were held recently in Franklin and Holdrege, where Task Force members toured several projects completed in the Republican River Basin. They learned of the challenges in the Blue River Basin and began prioritizing goals that will lead to project and funding recommendations.
The Task Force identified the following top priorities:
Olsson's team is led by Project Manager Karen Griffin.