Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas set for Nov. 13-14


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The annual Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas will be November 13-14, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Manhattan, KS.

Registration is limited and the conference sold out last

This is the seventh year for the conference and they are looking forward to a great event and speakers! There will be early registration available the evening prior to the event, as well as mingle time as attendees arrive November 12. Based on feedback from previous conferences, this year will again feature breakout sessions the afternoon of Day One in addition to the Day Two concurrent sessions.

Day 1 the conference will highlight the following themes:

v  Conservation and Sustainability

v  Water Transportation

v  Water Infrastructure

v  Water Policy Shaping Kansas’ Future

v  Farm Bill Policy

Speakers will include Tom Kula, Executive Director of the North Texas Municipal Water District and former USACE Southwest Division General; Amy Larson, President of the National Waterways Conference; Matt Carstens, Sustainability Senior Vice President of Land O’Lakes along with several other influential policy and decision makers.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Water Legacy Award and Be the Vision recipients, and the KWO Photo Contest will be a feature again this year.

Visit http://kwo.ks.gov/news-events/governor’s-water-conference to find the working agenda, registration, conference details, sponsors and hotel information. Registration deadline is November 1.



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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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