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 Tuesday in Manhattan.
Brownback plans to speak the first day. Also on the conference agenda are U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas and Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The governor'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.