Governor’s Water Conference Registration is Now Open



Registration for the Governor’s Water Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is now open.


The Governor’s Water Conference is Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, 2019 at a new location, the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kansas.


Conference topics include:

  • Sustainability Across the Supply Chain
  • Flooding Impacts
  • Groundwater Quality
  • Reservoir Sediment Management


Conference speakers will include Jill Wheeler, head of Sustainable Productivity for Syngenta in North America along with several other influential policy and decision makers.


Day two will build on the water policy and vision implementation discussions from the previous day with technical presentation posters and talks. Graduate and undergraduate students will present their research. Abstracts proposals for these presentations can be sent to KWO. Professional presentation proposals are due September 18 and student proposals are due October 14.


“We encourage anyone to attend who has an interest in our state’s water resources. Legislators, water managers, state, federal, city and county administrators as well as scientists, organizations and producers are all welcome,” said Earl Lewis, Kansas Water Office Acting Director. “Now being five years into the Kansas Water Vision and considering the state’s current resource conditions as well as dealing with such extreme drought one year and devastating flooding the next, there is no better time to focus attention to Kansas’ water needs and the role water plays in growing our state’s economy.”


The Water Legacy Award and Be the Vision recipients will be presented at the conference and the KWO Photo Contest will be a feature again this year.


Registration is available online at The deadline is October 24. Conference details, tentative agenda, 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 and K-State /Kansas Water Resource Institute. Major sponsors for the event include Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, 96 Agri Sales, Inc.



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As the state’s water office, KWO conducts water planning, policy coordination and water marketing as well as facilitates public input throughout the state.

The agency prepares the KANSAS WATER PLAN, a plan for water resources development, management and conservation.

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