Planning is in full swing for the 2022 Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas! This year's conference will be in person at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas on November 16 & 17, 2022.

This is the 11th year for this exciting conference, which will highlight the latest policy and research developments of water issues in Kansas, as well as highlighting the updated Kansas Water Plan. It will attract hundreds of attendees, including state and Congressional legislators, state and federal officials, organizations, and citizens who share an avid interest in our state’s water resources.

Keep checking our website regularly for conference updates! 


Meet the Keynote Speakers

This year we welcome Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Senior Scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Colin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.

Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Senior Scientist in the NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory at the NOAA Office of Oceans and Atmospheric Research

Dr. Pulwary has designed and led widely-recognized programs dealing with climate science and services. His over one hundred articles, book chapters, and technical reports, focus on climate science, risk management and information services in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

Collin O’Mara, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Wildlife Federation

Under O’Mara’s leadership, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is focused on improving management of and access to public lands, restoring America’s water bodies, and advancing environmental education. The NWF is America's largest wildlife conservation organization, and O'Mara is regularly called before Congress to testify about wildlife, water, and sportsmen issues.

Sponsor Information

Our sponsors are greatly appreciated! We couldn't offer this conference without your support! We have several different sponsorship options still available. Below is the link to the paper sponsorship form. If you'd like an invoice, please email kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov.
Thank you to all of our sponsors who have already donated to the 2022 conference!
We are excited to see you all in Manhattan this November!
Printable Paper Sponsorship Form


2022 Distinct Sponsor & Student Research Award Sponsor



2022 Exclusive Reception Sponsors

Hays, City of_Yellow


Burns & McDonnell


Black & Veatch



Hy-Plains Feedyard   
U.S. Geological Survey
Kansas Forest Service 
Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment
Ducks Unlimited
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
JEO Consulting Group, Inc.
Juniper Environmental
Kansas Agribusiness
Kansas Biological Survey
Kansas Corn
Kansas Grain & Feed Associataion
Ks. Dept. of Wildlife & Parks
Kansas Farm Bureau
Kansas Geological Survey   
Kansas Mesonet
Kansas Rural Water Association
Kansas Soybean Commission
Komet Irrigation Corp
Renew Kansas 
State Association of Kansas Watersheds
USDA-KS Farm Service Agency
City of Wichita


Adrian & Pankratz, P.A.
City of Garden City 
EBH & Associates 
Farmers National
Foulston Siefkin LLP
Kansas Association of Conservation Districts
Kansas Bankers Association
Kansas Dairy Association
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission
Kansas Municipal Utilities
League of Kansas Municipalities
Nash Water Well Service
Professional Engineering Consultants

Past Conference Information

For 2021 Governor's Conference information, including presentations and the agenda, please click here.

For 2021 Student Posters please click here.
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