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50 Year Vision at Governor’s Water Conference

WaterKansas Governor Sam Brownback’s Water Conference will be held Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Manhattan.

Thursday, the Governor will address a 50-Year Vision for Kansas water and meeting the state’s needs. He will issue an Executive Order to begin work immediately on this priority resource.

The conference topics include:

  • Meeting Kansas’ water needs now and in the future
  • Drought resiliency and conservation
  • The value of water
  • Reservoir sedimentation
  • Water’s role in developing the Kansas agriculture economy

Other speakers at the conference include: Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst and The Wal-Mart Effect and Pat Mulroy, who oversees the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority. A legislative panel is planned for Thursday afternoon. Day two will build on the water policy discussions with technical presentation posters and talks. Dr. James Stack, Director of the Great Plains Diagnostic will present Feeding a Growing Population in a Resource Stressed World.

To view the agenda for a complete list of speakers and panelists for both days visit: www.kwo.org

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