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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.

 Draft Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas Released    

The Kansas Water Office released the Draft Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas July 1, 2014. The public provided input to the Vision Team during the Kansas Water Vision Tour July 7-11.  Additional comments may be sent directly to the Kansas Water Office.

 Urban Water Institute to host the Kansas Water Authority

Thursday, August 21, 1 - 5 pm and Friday, August 22, 8:30 am - 12 noon

The Kansas Water Authority will meet at K-State Olathe to continue review of the Draft Vision for the Future of Water in KansasAgenda

A Social following the first day's proceedings will be held in the Bistro at K-State Olathe from 5:15-6:15 p.m., sponsored by Urban Water Institute Industry Advisory Board members George Butler Associates Architects and Engineers and Black & Veatch

Weigh In: How Can Engineering Professionals Engage the Community and K-12?

Monday, August 25, 4:30-6:30 pm

Join the Urban Water Institute and K-State Olathe on Monday, August 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. as we host the Joint Engineering Council and KC STEM Alliance Round Table Discussion on community service and school outreach.

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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.

Agenda and Registration

 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.