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Kansas Ag Connection - 10/10/2017

The Governor's Water Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas registration is open and speakers continue to be confirmed. This two-day event is Nov. 8 and 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas.

The conference topics include:

- Water and Emergency Response

- Partnerships -- Water Quality

- Federal Policy

- Water Management Solutions

- Kansas Water Vision Implementation

- Water Funding Around the Nation

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

Some of day one speakers include: Kenneth Wagner, Senior Advisor to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt; Kansas Adjutant General Lee Taffaneli; Dave White, American Water Works Association; Mike Naig, Deputy Secretary-Iowa Dept. of Agriculture.

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. Information regarding abstracts proposals for these presentations can be found at www.kwo.ks.gov. Student proposals are due October 16.

"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 November 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 Kansas Water Office, Kansas State University/Kansas Water Resource Institute and Kansas Geological Survey/KU. Sponsors for the event come from multiple diverse water interests. Major sponsors for the event include Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock.

If accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please notify the KWO, (785) 296-3185, at least five working days prior to the meeting.

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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