Water and Planning Connect

September 11–12, 2018 | Kansas City Marriott Downtown | Kansas City, Missouri

Registration Opens June 20, 2018

Join planners, water utility experts, and other affiliated professionals interested in water in a special two-day event exploring the connections between land use and water resource management.

The event will focus on the relationships between land use planning and design and water resource management. Topics will include water supply, stormwater management, wastewater treatment, and the integrated "one water" approach.

Water and Planning Connect is a can't-miss opportunity for planners and water professionals to network, learn from peers, and exchange ideas about shared water concerns.

Looking for more information? Email water@planning.org.

What's on the program?

Water and Planning Connect will include engaging keynotes, interdisciplinary panels, and networking opportunities. Sessions will cover a broad range of subjects, including water reuse and water supply diversification, using water decision-support tools, planning for green infrastructure, water equity, incorporating water resources into local plans and codes, and state water management frameworks. The conference will also include a multi-part scenario planning workshop and site visits to innovative projects in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Why Kansas City?

Situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers, Kansas City has been profoundly influenced by water throughout its history. The city and its environs provide multiple examples of innovative water management and green infrastructure strategies. Its close association with water and centralized location make Kansas City the ideal setting for a conversation about the intersection of land use and water resource management.

There is much to see and do around Kansas City. From the conference location downtown, you can take Kansas City's free streetcar to Union Station and Crown Center or explore the City Market — one of the largest public farmers' markets in the Midwest.

Fun fact: There are 48 publicly owned fountains in Kansas City. It is nicknamed "The City of Fountains" and reportedly has more fountains than Rome.

Interested in Sponsoring Water and Planning Connect?

APA's Water and Planning Connect is the coolest place for planners, planning officials, and related professionals.

Sponsoring ensures that your company name and logo will be a familiar sight to conference attendees. Raise your company's profile in the planning community and receive maximum exposure for your company by becoming a sponsor today. Share your industry knowledge and expertise, and seize the opportunity to show off your business to this enthusiastic and influential group.

Water and Planning Connect Prospectus


Kate Calabra
Meetings Associate