2019 Dialog

2019 Fourteenth Annual Dialog on Sustainability

"Climate Change and Storm Water Management"

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fielder Auditorium and Atrium, Fiedler Hall in the Engineering Complex
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Free Registration! Free Lunch!

Email your name, affiliation, phone to:

chsr@ksu.edu, 785-532-6519

We invite individuals, communities, and organizations to come prepared to share input, ideas, and information.  In addition to the presentations and dialog, there will be displays, posters, exhibits, lunch (provided), and more.  All who are interested are invited to attend and actively participate in the dialog. There is no registration fee, but please pre-register (above) so that we will have a seat and lunch reserved for you.

Program Agenda


Speaker Notes

The Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS) and its partners will host the Fourteenth Annual Dialog on Sustainability: " Climate Change and Storm Water Management,"  Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Fiedler Hall Auditorium and Atrium, in the Engineering Complex at Kansas State University.  Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the program starts at 8:25 a.m.  This year's dialog will focus on climate change, flooding resiliency, and water management.  The anticipated audience will include students, faculty, leaders and members of environmental organizations, environmental and health professionals, and members of communities.


Wildcat Creek Watershed as a Living Labratory - Kate Nelson

Wildcat Creek Watershed: Plans for Resiliency - Chad Bunger

Climate Change and Precipitation in Kansas - Mary Knapp

Green Action Property Owners can take to Reduce Storwater Runoff - Lee Skabelund

Climate Resilience Strategy and Green Infastructure in Kansas City - Tom Jacobs

Climate Change: Impact on Stormwater - Vahid Rahmani


Tables Displays, Posters, Papers, and Presentations

We encourage you to bring information to share (e.g., brochures, flyers, fact sheets, etc.) on sustainable activities that your organization is involved with. Also, posters, exhibits, university course descriptions, and information on future sustainability events are invited. Tables will be available. For posters, please send title and author information by July 15, 2019 so we can reserve poster space for your poster. For exhibits, course description listings, and displays, or if you require table space for handouts, please inform chsr@ksu.edu of your needs by July 16 as well. There is no cost to exhibit.

 Thank You to Our Sponsors:

  • Gold Sponsor: Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS)
  • Bronze Sponsor: Climate & Energy Project, Kansas Natural Resource Council
  • In-kind Sponsors include: K-State Center for Hazardous Substance Research, K-State Department of Chemical Engineering, K-State Department of LARCP, immy Johns (Manhattan - Aggieville Location)

Co-sponsorship is encouraged to assist with travel and event expenses; contributors will receive a certificate of sponsorship and be recognized in the program for contributions as follows:

Gold:  $500 and greater;     Silver:  $250 and up to $500;    
Bronze:  $100 and up to $250

For more information on this important event, please contact:
Larry E. Erickson, lerick@ksu.edu, (785) 532-4313
Sheree Walsh,  chsr@ksu.edu(785)-532-6519

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