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Governors Water Conference to focus on meeting the states current and future needs
The second draft of the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas will be presented
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The Governor’s Water Conference is to be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, 410 S. 3rd Street in Manhattan. At 9:15 a.m. n Wednesday, Governor Sam Brownback will address the progress made on his call to action last year at the conference for a 50-Year Vision for meeting Kansas water supply current and future needs.
The conference topics include:
• Water conservation policies to mitigate future drought impacts
• Developing additional sources of supply
• Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas –answering the 2013 Call to Action
• Experiences and challenges with balancing multi-state river system demands and surface water transfers to replace depleting groundwater supplies
• Collaborative efforts to strengthen the natural environment with golf courses
Day one speakers include Paul Wenger, President of the California Farm Bureau Federation, Rhett Evans, CEO of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Brigadier General Duke DeLuca and Darron Leiker the city manager of Wichita Falls, Texas, Governor Sam Brownback and The Water Vision Team. Day two will build on the water policy and vision discussions from the previous day with technical presentation posters and talks. Graduate and undergraduate students will present their research. Jerry DeNoyelles, Deputy Director of the Kansas Biology Survey will present Reservoir Sedimentation: Challenges in Kansas.
To view the agenda for a complete list of speakers and panelists for both days visit:<>
This event is open to credentialed members of the media. RSVP to the Kansas Water Office by phone (785) 296-3185 or email Katie Patterson-Ingels, Communications Director at<>.
The Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is co-sponsored by the Kansas Water Office (KWO) and K-State /Kansas Water Resources Institute.  Sponsors for the event come from multiple diverse water interests. Major sponsors for the event include Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock.
If accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please notify the KWO, (785) 296-3185, at least five working days prior to the conference.