Call for Abstracts

The Kansas Water Office (KWO) invites professional, researchers, and students to submit abstracts for presentation at the 9th annual Governor’s Water Conference.

Building on the 50-Year Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas and as it continues to be implemented, the conference will focus on four themes: Water Conservation, Water Management, Technology and Crop Varieties, and Additional Sources of Supply.

These themes include, but are not limited to: reservoirs; municipal and industrial water; watersheds; High Plains and other aquifers; irrigation and water conservation; droughts, floods, and climate change; water transfers; water reuse; water and energy; water and health.

Acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall program balance. Oral presentations will take place on Monday, November 9th and student poster presentations will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Professional Abstracts

Submission Deadline Call for Abstracts Graphic

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
We are no longer accepting abstracts for poster presentation for professionals.

Abstract Submission Form

All Submissions Must Include

  • Name and contact information of primary presenter
  • Affiliation/Organization
  • Co-presenter information (if any)
  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (500 word limit)

Additional Information

For more information regarding abstracts, please contact:

Katie Goff, Kansas Water Office,

Student Posters

Submission Deadlines

The call to submit abstracts for student poster presentations will open in August.

Monday, October 12, 2020, 4:00pm CDT 

Posters must be set up, ready for judging by 8:00am, Tuesday, November 10 Call for Student Posters Graphic

Any area of water related research is invited; studies relevant to Kansas especially encouraged. This conference consistently sells out with annual attendance of over 600 people. 

Poster Submission Form

All Submission Must Include

  • Name and contact information of primary author 
  • Affiliation/Organization
  • Co-author information (if any)
  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract

Student Poster Information 

Students are interviewed and their research or project posters evaluated for the Governor’s Outstanding Graduate or Undergraduate Awards. Cash awards will go to: top graduate ($250), top undergraduate ($250), and two runners-up ($125). Judges meet with students the morning of November 10 to evaluate their poster. Award presentation will be made during lunch at the conference.

Students must register for the conference at the student rate of $30 for Day 2, or the entire conference at $60.

Additional Information

For more information regarding abstracts, please contact: Kirk Tjelmeland, Kansas Water Office,

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Topeka, Kansas 66612
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