Virtual Governor’s Water Conference Next Month

Oct 29, 2020, 11:29 AM by Katie Ingels
The 2020 Governor’s Water Conference on the Future of Water Kansas is virtual and will be 11/9 and 11/10. Student poster abstracts due 11/2, photo contest deadline, 10/31.
October 29, 2020

The ninth annual Governor’s Water Conference on the Future of Water Kansas is virtual this year and will be Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10.

Conference topics include:

  • Surface and Groundwater Issues
  • Infrastructure
  • State Agency Updates
  • Current Research 

Conference speakers will include Patrick Decker, President and CEO, Xylem Inc.; Dr. George Annandale, Principal; George W. Annandale, Inc. and Dr. Steven Rosenzweig, Soil Scientist, General Mills.

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. Any student research that involves water quantity, quality or water education is eligible for submission and cash awards are available. The deadline to submit is by 8 a.m., November 2.

Also featured this year is the Water Photo Contest and worthy entries will be voted on by conference attendees. October 31 is the deadline to submit photos at

For more information about both contests as well as a tentative conference agenda and speakers, please select Governor’s Water Conference at under the News & Events section. Conference registration will be free and available to those planning to attend any of the virtual conference.

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