FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 25, 2017
Contact: Katie Patterson-Ingels, 785-296-3185, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Nominations for Kansas Water Legacy and “Be the Vision”
The Kansas Water Office (KWO) is accepting nominations for the Water Legacy Award as well as the “Be the Vision” to be presented at the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas Nov. 8-9, 2017 in Manhattan, Kansas.
The Water Legacy Award recipient will be selected based on significant contributions and lasting impacts on the future of water in the state. Past recipients of the award include Wayne Bossert in 2015 and Joe Harkins in 2016.
“Be the Vision” recipients, which can be individuals, municipalities, companies or organizations, will be selected as an entity or individual taking extraordinary measures to conserve, reuse or adopt better practices to help ensure the future of our state’s water resources.
Registration for the Governor’s Water Conference will open September 6 and interested individuals can register on the KWO website.
The Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is hosted by the KWO, K-State /Kansas Water Resource Institute and the Kansas Geological Survey/KU. Major sponsors for the event include Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock.
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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.