The conference will highlight the latest policy and research developments of water issues in the state, covering topics such as drought resiliency, the value of water and the challenges of meeting Kansas’ water needs.
Greg Towsley, director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs for Grundfos North America, will speak at the event, providing attendees with a detailed understanding of the applied technologies available for water and energy efficiency.
“Here in Kansas, we’re currently fortunate enough to have adequate amounts of inexpensive water and electricity,” Towsley said. “That won’t always be the case, however. In the future, Kansas will need to rely on innovations in water management technology to use its limited water resources more efficiently.”
On October 25, Towsley will address conference attendees in a technical session on irrigation and water management solutions that have been successfully applied in other regions, explaining how Kansas could use such technologies to maintain high quality water resources at low costs. He will also provide an overview of the water research currently in development.
A gold-sponsor, Grundfos will have an informational exhibition at the event where attendees can learn more about the company’s innovative and efficient products. On display will be Grundfos’ CUE variable frequency drive, which is designed to control pump speed in heating, pressure boosting, water treatment, commercial and industrial applications.
Grundfos has maintained a presence in Kansas since 2001, when it moved its U.S. sales headquarters to Olathe, a suburb of Kansas City. Today, the company employs more than 250 people in the state. In addition to sales, Grundfos Kansas City is home to a number of other corporate departments, including human resources, information systems, finance, customer service, product management, marketing, customer and employee training and the North American headquarters for research and development.