Two-day conference on water issues opens
MANHATTAN (AP) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other officials are taking part in a two-day summit in Manhattan on the state's long-term water needs.
Brownback was scheduled to speak Thursday morning at the start of the Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas. His office said he would deliver a "50-year vision" for Kansas water and issue an executive order.
Organizers were expecting several hundred state and local officials to attend. Brownback's office said the conference would deal with water needs, plans for rebounding from future droughts and the growing amounts of sediment in Kansas reservoirs.
The conference is sponsored by the state's Water Office and the Kansas Water Resources Institute at Kansas State University.