Environment
7:13 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Gov. Brownback Plans Conference On Future Of Water

Texan Wesley Spurlock grows corn. He has replaced some of his sprinklers with water efficient nozzling systems to help conserve water from the Ogallala Aquifer.
Credit USDAgov / Flickr

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is sponsoring a two-day event this week that his office is calling the state's first conference on the future of water.The event is scheduled to begin tomorrow in Manhattan and will include a speech from Brownback. Also on the agenda are U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas and Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Brownback's office says the conference will examine the state's water infrastructure, ways to improve water quality and how to meet demand for water from the energy and agriculture industries. Another topic is extending the Ogallala aquifer.