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

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts on their water-related research to be presented as posters at the 10th annual Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas Conference. Any research that involves water quantity, quality or water education is eligible. 

Posters will be presented on the Kansas Water Office website throughout the month of November 2021.  The virtual poster session will include 3-5 minute, pre-recorded, lightening presentations prepared by the student.

Students are encouraged to attend the virtual conference November 17-18, 2021. There is no registration cost.

Student Poster Awards

  • Student project posters will be evaluated for the Governor’s Outstanding Graduate or Undergraduate awards (a good award to add to resumes).
  • Four cash awards will be given - top graduate ($250), top undergraduate ($250), and two runners-up ($125).
  • Announcement of the awards will be made during November 18th of the virtual conference.

Student Poster Deadlines

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 4 p.m. – abstracts (no more than 250 words) and PDF posters must be submitted using submission form below.  In addition, a 3-5 minute video recording of a lightening presentation of your research and poster shall be submitted to the coordinator with the poster (preferred video format is .MP4).

Student poster submission form

More information
For more poster information, please contact:
Susan Metzger,
Kirk Tjelmeland,



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