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Urban Water Institute

What is the Urban Water Institute?

Water has been identified as one of the most critical resources for the future. The Urban Water Institute at Kansas State University is a center of knowledge, research and engagement focused on sustainable water management in urban and urbanizing environments through promotion of treatment technologies, management approaches and public policy. Institute activities focus on creating lasting positive impacts in urban environments through integrated watershed management. The Institute accomplishes its mission through research and development, education and training, technology transfer, outreach, and service to society.

Israeli Experts Present International Water Management Seminars at KU and K-State  

September 9-10, 2014

Two seminars presented by experts in water technology, strategic planning and desalination from the Israeli Water & Sewage Authority and the Jerusalem Water Utility will be presented at the University of Kansas September 9 and at K-State Olathe September 10.  The seminars are made possible by collaboration between the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, the Kansas Water Office, Kansas State University, and the University of Kansas.  The Urban Water Institute is pleased to participate in hosting the seminars.

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2014 One Water Leadership Summit: Two Rivers | Two Cities | Two States | One Water

September 15-17, 2014

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

The Urban Water Institute is serving on the local planning committee for this national conference advancing an integrated approach to water management. Join the Urban Water Sustainability Council to examine the many uses of water and ways to unite its silos.  As a focal point for the national dialogue on resource recovery and green infrastructure, this Leadership Summit has been driving the notion of water as an integrating strategy for the urban environment.

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Kansas Waters: Research and Communication-From Data to News

September 26, 2014

The symposium will be held at the University of Kansas from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Research on Kansas water use and water quality will be presented followed by a workshop on how to communicate science and policy to the general public. 

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59th Annual Midwest Ground Water Conference

September 30-October 2, 2014

The 59th Annual Midwest Ground Water Conference is an annual meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Lawrence. The conference provides an opportunity for hydrogeologists, geologists, engineers, students and others studying Midwest ground-water resources to meet and exchange ideas, discuss mutual problems affecting the Midwest, and summarize results of field and laboratory studies. Those attending include individuals from local, state, and federal agencies (including the U.S. Geological Survey), colleges and universities, and industries across the region.

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The Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas

November 12-13, 2014

The Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas.



Kansas State University's magazine, "Perspectives" recently dedicated a full issue to water. Read more and learn how K-State is making a difference.