Kansas Water Environment Association
KS Section American Water Works Association

Entertainment and Fundraising Events for all Conference Participants

We welcome and encourage you to take part in not only the training and educational aspects of this water and wastewater conference but to also participate in the various extracurricular events and forms of entertainment.

Monday Golf Tournament


Monday Sporting Clays Shoot


Tuesday Young Professionals Orientation and Breakfast

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 7:30 a.m.

Join us for a conference kick-off breakfast and maximize your conference experience! You will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other young professionals, introduce yourself to KWEA and KsAWWA leadership, find out how you can become more involved in the organizations, and much more.

Attendance and the meal is free but limited to the first 40 individuals to sign up.

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Tuesday Night Meet & Greet

All conference participants are invited to Topeka Civic Theater for dinner, socializing, and entertainment by the Improvisational group Laugh Lines. This event is included with your conference registration.

MARS Factory Tour

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Join the KWEA Laboratory committee for a tour of the MARS factory. Space limited to 20 individuals so sign up early. This event will include a history lesson of chocolate and a walk-around tour, as well as a look into their pre-treatment process. In order to host the tour, MARS has some requirements of attendees including specific attire instructions and restrictions, proper PPE, etc. Credit hours will be awarded for the tour.

Provided transportation will depart from the Capitol Plaza Hotel at 2:15 p.m.

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Water for People Fundraising Auction

Around the world, 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. Every day, nearly 6,000 people who share our planet die from water-related illnesses, and the vast majority are children. Water for People helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs.

The KsAWWA & KWEA Water for People Committees will offer donation items for auction during the conference. One hundred percent of the funds will go directly to Water for People.