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.


Summit Schedule

The 5th Annual Indiana Water Summit will return again in mid-August 2022.

Content from the 2021 Indiana Water Summit is available in the blue sidebar to the right.

THANK YOU to all 2021 Water Summit and Forum participants and speakers!


Topical Forums & Roundtables 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. Look for more topical forum information before the 2022 Indiana Water Summit. 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!

Two forums were hosted following the 2021 Indiana Water Summit – an Indiana Wetlands Forum and a PFAs Research & Policy Forum. Information about these events, including speaker information and recordings can be found in the sidebar to the right.

If you’re interested in participating in the Summit’s working committee, reach out to us at info@thewhiteriveralliance.org.

If you would like to support the Indiana Water Summit as a sponsor, please click the Be an Investor button below the video.


Support the Summit

Become a Water Investor

Everyone has a role to play! You can help us insure the Water Summit’s success and affordability by becoming part of this Water Investors group. The Summit offers three standard levels of giving to support specific program elements as well as welcomes individualize giving. No donation is too small or too large to be a Water Investor. All Water Investors are equally recognized and appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible and will be utilized specifically for the Indiana Water Summit and its related efforts. to Indiana’s water future.

Be an Investor


FAQs

How is Water Summit being funded and organized?

The first few years of the Indiana Water Summit have been made possible by generous support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust as well as potential Summit sponsors known as Water Investors (see below for more information on how to get involved).

A Program Steering Committee made up of high-level state and local leadership (state legislators, local public officials, agency heads, etc.) as well as key social and technical organizations (large utilities, agriculture, industry, professional organizations, universities, philanthropic CEOs, non-profit directors, etc.) are helping to guide the vision and insure diverse and relevant topics are addressed.

A Working Committee made up of a broader group of partners (chambers of commerce, aggregate neighborhood associations, development community representatives, etc.) and technical staff from cities/towns, consulting firms, researchers, agency staff, and other related professionals, as well as the staff from the White River Alliance who provide backbone support, are working on agenda development, guest speakers, and other related tasks.