Call for Abstracts & Posters

The Kansas Water Office (KWO) invites professional, researchers, and students to submit abstracts for presentation and poster at the 11th annual Governor’s Water Conference.

This exciting conference will highlight the latest policy and research developments of water issues in Kansas. The conference will focus themes such as: 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.

Student Posters

Any research that involves water quantity, quality or water education is eligible. In addition to an abstract, students are required to submit a 3-5 minute, pre-recorded, lightening presentation on their project/poster. The posters will be displayed the morning of November 17th in the Flint Hills Room at the Hilton Garden Inn.  

Poster Requirements:

Abstracts (no more than 250 words) and PDF posters must be submitted using the submission form below. In addition, a 3-5 minute video recording of a lightening presentation of your research and poster shall be submitted (preferred video format is .MP4).

Submission Deadline:

The deadline for abstract submission has passed.

Student Poster Awards:

  • Student project posters will be evaluated for the Governor’s Outstanding Graduate or Undergraduate awards (a nice award to add to your resume).
  • Four cash awards will be given - top graduate ($250), top undergraduate ($250), and two runners-up ($125).
  • Announcement of the award winner will be made the afternoon of November 17th at the conference. 

Additional Information:

Students must register for the conference at the student rate of $40 for Day 2, or the entire conference at $80. Registration will be available at the door.

For more poster information, please contact:

Susan Metzger, Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment and the Kansas Water Resources Institute,
Kirk Tjelmeland, Kansas Water Office,

Professional Abstracts

The deadline for abstract submission has passed. Notice will be recieved by those who submitted an abstract in late July or early August.

    Additional Information:

    For more information or questions regarding abstracts, please contact:

    Lauren Campbell, Kansas Water Office,

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