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July 10 - Big Muddy Speaker Series - Kansas City 2013


The WaterOne Missouri River Intake during the flood of 1993.

"Water One's Extreme Climate Challenges - Our Utility's Experience with Drought and Floods in the Missouri River Basin"

presentation by Tom Schrempp, P.E., Director of Production for WaterOne

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

6 p.m. Social Hour
7 p.m. Presentation
at Hickok's Grill
528 Walnut St. - Kansas City, MO (in the River Market District)

Click here to download flier (pdf)

According to the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources, over half of Missourians acquire their drinking water from the Missouri River. The Missouri River is widely regarded as an reliably high quality source of water. But we all know that the river isn't always the most cooperative partner. Issues like drought, flooding, bed degradation and contamination all effect the reliability of our water supply.

Tom Schrempp, Director of Production for WaterOne, Johnson County's water supply district, will share the process of turning the Big Muddy into tapwater, and how these river issues impact their ability to do that. Looking ahead, he'll describe how the water supply industry is planning for impacts on water due to current and predicted climate changes.

Mr. Schrempp has also served on Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee, representing "Water Supply" and working with other stakeholders to plot a path for Missouri River restoration. tomschremppWaterOne, the water supply district for Johnson County, KS, receives its water from the Missouri and Kansas Rivers in addition to wells in the alluvial floodplain.


From Kansas City, Kansas: 

  • Take I-70 into Missouri.
  • Take exit 2D towards Main St.
  • Merge onto W. 6th St.
  • Turn left onto Walnut St. Hickok's Grill will be on your left.

From the East:

  • Take I-70 into downtown Kansas City.
  • Take exit 2F toward Grand St./Walnut St./Oak St.
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto E Independence Ave.
  • Turn right onto Walnut St. Hickok's Grill will be on your left.

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