Current 2021 planning involves a conference back in Manhattan, KS at the Hilton Garden Inn.  As restrictions start to lift across the state, staff are moving forward with an in-person planning efforts/hybrid optionKeep in mind there may be restrictions this fall that could affect the conference and we will keep you updated as we know more information.

The conference brings together scientists, water managers, state and federal officials and legislators, city and county administrators, environmental organizations and citizens who share an interest in Kansas water resources.

Registration Information

Registration information will be posted later this summer.


Sponsor Information

Our sponsors are greatly appreciated! We couldn't offer this conference without your support!

Your commitment as a sponsor ensures this annual Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is a success - setting the precedent for future years! For more sponsorship information and levels: Sponsorship Form. Sponsorship deadline is July 19, 2021.

There are two payment options again this year: Online payment portal (found in the link above in the yellow side bar) or you can print the sponsorship form and submit payment with the information required.

Please note: Keep in mind there may be restrictions this fall that could affect the conference. We will keep you updated as we know more information and will work with you and any changes this could mean as a sponsor.

KWO Photo Contest

Winners of the 2020 Kansas Water Office Photo Contest
Thank you to all of those who submitted photos


Grows on Water


Michael Irwin 
Holding On

Creativity with Water


Tyler Vaughn
Ye Old Spring

Sunrise & Sunset

60_Ginny Fuhrer_S&S

Ginny Fuhrer
The Dock of Memories Made

Water at Play


Kate Morris
Relaxing on the Water

Youth Division


Jenna Poage
Peaceful Fall Kansas Sunset

Lakes & Landscapes


Emanuel Manwaring 
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For 2019 Governor's Conference information, including presentations and the agenda, please click here.

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