Registration for the Govenor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is now OPEN!
Call for Abstracts (Oral & Poster, Day 2) Now Open! (scroll to bottom of page for more information)
You can register two ways:
The annual Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas will be held November 12-13, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Manhattan, KS. This third year for the conference will highlight the latest policy and research development of water issues in Kansas. The conference brings 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. A large focus will be sharing the outcomes of the past year to address the Governor's 2013 Call to Action to develop a long-term vision for our state's future water supply. Registration is limited and sold out last year.
Thank you to all our sponsors who help keep registration costs very affordable.
Reception Level Sponsors
Black & Veatch
Burns & McDonnell
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
Platinum Level Sponsors
Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission/Sorghum Checkoff Program
Kansas Rural Water Association
Gold Level Sponsors
Kansas Biological Survey
Kansas Department of Wildife, Parks & Tourism
Kansas Farm Bureau
Kansas Forest Service
Kansas Geological Survey
Kansas Groundwater Management Districts
Silver Level Sponsors
Brown & Caldwell
Kansas Bankers Association
Kansas Municipal Utilities
Professional Engineering Consultants
State Association of Kansas Watersheds
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Bronze Level Sponsors
Kansas Dairy Commission & Dairy Association
Many great speakers and topics are planned for both days of the conference.
Abstracts on water research are invited. Thematic areas include, but are not limited to: Water Reuse and other new sources of water; WRAPS, watershed infrastructure, sediment control; Urban water infrastructure and management; Irrigation technology; High Plains aquifer management; aquifer and surface water conditions, trends and user perceptions; reservoir sustainability; extreme weather and climate change; water and energy.
Submitting Proposals for Day 2
Please have the following information available before you begin the submission process:
The Governor's Award certificates will be given to the top undergraduate poster and the top graduate poster and cash awards to the winners and top two runners up at the conference. To be considered for an award, students must submit an electronic version (such as PDF) of their poster for initial judging by October 24, 2014.
Hotel Rooms have been blocked at the following hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
410 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
Ph: 785-532-9116; Room Rate: $114.00
Block ends: October 17, 2014
1212 Bluemont Avenue, Manhattan, KS
Ph: 785-473-7091; Room Rate: $85.00
Block ends: October 21, 2014
Fairfield Inn & Suites
300 Colorado Street, Manhattan, KS
Ph: 785-539-2400; Room Rate: $99.00
Block ends: October 12, 2014
Parkwood Inn & Suites - Group #:
505 S. 17th Street, Manhattan, KS
Ph: 877-816-5440; Room Rate: $85.00
Block ends: October 12, 2014