Kansas Water Conference next month

Registration is open and speakers continue to be confirmed for the seventh annual Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas. This two-day event will be Nov. 13 and 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas.

The conference topics include:

  • Reservoir Management to Meet Growing Demands
  • Market Forces That Influence Conservation and Management Practices
  • Infrastructure for the Future
  • Water Technology Farms and Ogallala Aquifer Impacts
  • Kansas Water Vision Implementation
  • Why Does Navigation in Kansas Matter

To view the brochure for a current list of speakers and panelists visit www.kwo.ks.gov

Some day one speakers include: Tom Kula, executive director of North Texas Municipal Water District; Amy Larson, president of National Water Ways Conference; Jim Macy, director of Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality; Mark Lambert, associate director of Quantified Ventures.

Day two will build on the water policy, funding and vision implementation discussions from the previous day with technical presentation posters and talks. Graduate and undergraduate students will also present their research. Student proposals are due Oct. 22 and more information can be found on the website.

“We encourage anyone to attend who has an interest in our state’s water resources. Legislators, water managers, state, federal, city and county officials as well as scientists, organizations and agricultural producers are all welcome,” said Tracy Streeter, Kansas Water Office director. “Kansas must continue to prioritize our commitment to creating a future that provides safe and reliable sources of water to households, cities, industries, producers, and the list goes on. Dedication to our water resources is critical and necessary for each and every one of us.”           

Registration is available online at www.kwo.ks.gov. The deadline is Nov. 1. Conference details, brochure, speakers, sponsors and hotel information can be found online as well. 

The Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is hosted by the KWO, K-State /Kansas Water Resource Institute. Major sponsors for the event include Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock.