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Governor's Conference


The Kansas Water Office is excited to announce the third Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas. The Conference will attract hundreds of attendees who share an interest in our state’s water resources. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

Registration will open on August 15, 2014. We hope you will mark your calendar and make plans to attend!

2013 Conference

Hosted By: kwo Logo KSU Logo

& Kansas Water Resources Institute

The annual Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas was held October 24-25, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. It highlighted the latest policy and research developments of water issues in Kansas. The conference brought together scientists, water managers, state and federal officials and legislators, city and county administrators, environmental organizations, irrigators and citizens who share an interest in Kansas water resources.  We thank our sponsors who help keep registration costs very affordable. 

Please share your feedback on this brief survey on the Governor's Conference.  We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you next year.  Governor's Conference Survey


Presentations Day 1 (pdf)

Presentations from Day 2 Concurrent Sessions (pdf)


Concurrent Session 1

A. Ogallala I

B. Irrigation & Crop Water Management

C. Reservoir Sedimentation I

D. Municipal Landscape Water

Concurrent Session 2

A. Facilitating Groundwater Conservation

B. Hydraulic Fracturing: Trends, Legislation & Risks - Panel

C. Municipal Water Management

D. Reservoir Sedimentation II

Concurrent Session 3

A. Climate

B. Sedimentation I

C. Municipal Water & Infrastructure


Concurrent Session 4

A. Ogallala II

B. Sedimentation II

C. Drought

D. Habitat and Water Quality

Concurrent Session 5

A. Ogallala III

B. Water Management

C. Algal Blooms

D. Water Quality




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