Call for Abstracts

The Kansas Water Office (KWO) invites professional, researchers, and students to submit abstracts for presentation at the 10th 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 Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Professional Abstracts

The call to submit professional abstracts is now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. KWO is currently reviewing each submission, and presenters will be notified of acceptance into the program agenda by late July.

Additional Information

For more information or questions regarding abstracts, please contact:

Katie Goff, Kansas Water Office,

Student Posters

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

Posters must be set up, ready for judging by 8:00am, Thursday, November 18

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. 

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 18 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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