2020 Governor's Conference Presentations

Day One

Governor Laura Kelly

Patrick Decker - President and CEO, Xylem Inc.

Dr. George Annandale - Principle, George W Annandale, Inc.

Dr. Steven Rosenzweig - Soil Scientist, General Mills

State Agency Panel Discussion

Secretary David Toland - Kansas Department of Commerce

Secretary Brad Loveless - Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Assistant Secretary Kelsey Olson - Kansas Department of Agriculture

Bureau Director Tom Stiles - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Day Two

Surface Water Issues

Taking the Pulse on Water Quality - Tom Stiles, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Aquatic Nuisance Species - Status, Impact, and opportunities in Kansas - Chris Steffen, KDWPT

Developing a Multi-Use Restoration Plan for Midwest Streams - Michael Heller, JEO Consulting Group

Groundwater Issues

The New Kid on the Block: The Kansas River Alluvial Aquifer Index Well Program - Jim Butler, Kansas Geological Survey

Certified Irrigator Program Development - Shannon Kenyon, GMD 4

A Tale of Two Producers - Kylen Hunt, Kylen Hunt & Co.


Community Affordability in Small Water Systems - Michelle DeHaven, WSU Environmental Finance Center

Urban Tree Cover Impacts on Stormwater Management - Andrew Larson, JEO Consulting Group

In Spite of COVID-19, Now might be the time to address our water infrastructure needs - Tracy Streeter, Burns &  McDonnell and Bryan Frye, Wichita City Council

Research Topics

Treating Produced Water for Beneficial Reuse: A Pilot Project in Kansas - Edward Peltier, Kansas University

DropXL Sorghum: A trait technology package to deliver water-optimized sorghum varieties - Rubi Raymundo, Kansas State University and Sarah Sexton-Bowser, Kansas State University

Solutions to Declining Resources in Agriculture - Economics, Technical Innovations, and FEWtures - Mary Hill, Kansas University


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