‘Water and the Future of Kansas’ conference Sept. 30 in Topeka

With much of Kansas dealing with drought conditions this summer, a water conference planned in Topeka may be especially important this year.

The “Water and the Future of Kansas Conference” planned for Sept. 30 in Topeka at the Capitol Plaza Hotel will address a wide range of water quantity and quality issues facing the state, offering both presentations and poster displays.

“Anyone interested in water should attend this conference to learn more about issues affecting our water supply and quality,” said Dan Devlin, director of the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment and the Kansas Water Resource Institute – both based at Kansas State University.

The conference sponsors are KCARE, KWRI, K-State Research and Extension and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Topics to be addressed in the general session include:

  • Vision for the Future of Kansas Water Resources
  • Wichita Water 2050 – A Plan for Sustainable Water Resources
  • Trends for Water Use in the U.S
  • Dealing with Drought and Water Resources in Texas

Topics planned for the concurrent sessions range from “Ogallala: High Aquifer Sustainability” and “Surface Water Quality” to “Streambank Restoration” and “Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Kansas,” in addition to several others.

A poster session will highlight projects related to water quality and quantity that are occurring around the state.

The fee to attend is $65 if paid by Sept. 14 and $90 if paid after that date or at the door. A special $25 fee is available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students. The fee includes lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.

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