Indiana Water Summit
Managing regional and local water supplies and insuring a sustainable and resilient future for Indiana depend upon the cooperation of dozens of stakeholder organizations, public officials and state policy makers, 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.
The 5th Annual Indiana Water Summit will take place on September 7th & 8th, 2022 at the Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis. It will include a day focused on advancing regional water planning and a day spent exploring critical statewide water conservation and protection efforts. Don’t miss these important conversations and a chance to be part of ensuring a sustainable water future for Indiana!
*Registration for the 2022 Indiana Water Summit is now OPEN! Register before August 12 to receive the early bird special. Use the button below to register.
If you are with a water or wastewater utility and the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) will pay for your attendance at Day 1, September 7 – Regional Water Planning, of the Water Summit PLEASE USE THE BUTTON BELOW.
A draft agenda for the 2022 INdiana Water Summit is available by clicking the button below.
2022 Draft Agenda
Content from the 2021 Indiana Water Summit and other past Water Summits is available in the blue sidebar to the right.
THANK YOU to all 2021 Water Summit and Forum participants and speakers!
Topical Forums Schedule
The Summit leadership continues to offer topical discussion events between annual Water Summits in order to continuing advancing key strategies identified in the Indiana Water Roadmap. The next Forum is schedule for early November and will take a hard look at Water and Climate Change with the help of state and national researchers. 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!
The Water Summit Working Group takes Summit and Forum content and discussions and turns it 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.
Upcoming Working Group Meetings:
– Aug 11, 11:30-1:45 (online via zoom)
– Aug 25, 2:00-4:15 (online via zoom)
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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.
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