2018 Call for Abstracts

Professional Poster Information

Abstracts on water research are invited for Day 2, November 14. Building on the Governor’s 50 Year Water Vision we will focus on the four themes: Water Conservation, Water Management, Technology and Crop Varieties and Additional Sources of Supply. Topics of focus for this year's event include reservoir sustainability, municipal and industrial water use, streambank stabilization or watershed best management practices, aquifer characterization and modeling, irrigation conservation, managing extreme events, and other emerging issues such as water transfers and reuse. However, all topics related to water are welcome. 


Professionals: Monday, October 8, 2018 (oral or poster), Submission are now closed.
Students: Monday, October 22, 2018, 4 p.m. (poster), Submissions are now closed

Student posters must also submit a PDF or other image of draft posters by Monday, November 5, 2018 by 4 p.m. Posters must be set up, ready for judging by 8 a.m, Wednesday, November 14.

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. 

Student Poster Information

Students are interviewed and their research posters evaluated for the Governor's Outstanding Research Graduate or Undergraduate awards. Westar Energy will sponsor four cash awards to the: top graduate ($250), top undergraduate ($250), and two runners-up ($125). Judges meet with students the morning of November 14. Award presentation will be made during lunch at the conference.

Students must register for the conference at the student rate of $25 for only Day 2, or the entire conference at $50.

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More information

Professional Abstracts Contacts
Susan Metzger, Kansas State University, smetzger@ksu.edu
Dan Devlin, Kansas State University, ddevlin@ksu.edu

Student Abstracts Contact 
Diane Knowles, Kansas Water Office, diane.knowles@kwo.ks.gov

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