Indiana Water Summit
Managing regional and local water supplies and ensuring a sustainable and resilient future for Indiana depend upon the cooperation of dozens of stakeholder organizations, public officials, and state policymakers, as well as individual citizens.
About the Summit
The Indiana Water Summit is an apolitical and inclusive annual forum developed to examine the complex interests and issues that face our water supply. The Summit’s subject matter seeks to remain consistent with and build upon current legislative actions in order to provide a broad planning perspective, weaving together diverse topics that together demonstrate the interdependency of water issues and the science behind the state of the waters.
The overarching goal of the Summit is to lay the framework for state- and regional-level water planning. Topics are selected to align with relevant university research, as well as the current water needs and challenges facing all sectors of water users (agriculture, industry, utility, community quality of life, etc.) and the set of strategies outlined in the Indiana Water Roadmap. The format of the Summit includes a combination of national and local speakers; a review of best practices, case studies, and lessons learned; interactive elements; and an influential keynote address. The Summit is supported by many partners and individuals – learn more about supporting the Summit here.
Save the Date! The 2024 Indiana Water Summit will be held August 21 & 22 at the Biltwell Event Center in Indianapolis.
Past Water Summit content, including the 2023 Water Summit, is available in the blue sidebar to the right, or by clicking the blue button below.
Topical Forums Schedule
The Summit leadership continues to offer topical discussion events between annual Water Summits in order to continue advancing key strategies identified in the Indiana Water Roadmap. Sign-up for our Currents e-news HERE or at the bottom of the page to stay informed about details of these casual, couple-hour events!
Information about past topical forums, including speaker information and recordings can be found in the sidebar to the right. Catch up on these hot topics!
Summit Leadership & Working Group
The Water Summit Working Group takes Summit and Forum content and discussions and turns them into follow-up actions. This may include collaborative projects across water sectors, cooperative funding, policy recommendations, program and SOP alignment, cross-marketing events, and unified educational initiatives. This work, like the Summit agenda, will revolve around the Indiana Water Roadmap strategies. The Working Group meets four to six times a year for half-day workshop sessions. If you’re interested in participating in the Group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the Water Summit Working Group:
Support the Summit
Become a Water Investor
Everyone has a role to play! You can help us ensure the Water Summit’s success and affordability by directing your donation to the Indiana Water Summit and becoming a Water Investor. No donation is too small or too large. Your donation as a Water Investor can be publicly recognized or remain anonymous. All donations are tax-deductible and those indicated as being directed to the Indiana Water Summit will be utilized specifically for the Indiana Water Summit and its related efforts.
- River Assessment Field Team (RAFT)
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- Indiana Water Summit
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- Indiana Water Roadmap & Water Topic Sheets
- The Collective Tap Podcast
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- Trained Individual Contractor Certification
- State of the Waters
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