Kansas Environmental Conference
The 2013 Kansas Environmental Conference was held August 13 – 15 at the Topeka Capitol Plaza in Topeka.
The conference, which focused on environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and sustainability, recorded an impressive attendance of 380 individuals participating throughout the event.
On Tuesday, August 13, the KDHE Bureau of Waste Management hosted a beginner and an advanced Hazardous Waste Generator workshop. Over 100 individuals attended these workshops to learn more about hazardous waste generator requirements and other topics.
The conference commenced Wednesday, August 14, with the Kansas Environment Update presented by John Mitchell, Director, KDHE Division of Environment. Breakout sessions covered various topics related to air, water, waste, remediation, sustainability, and pollution prevention. The conference closed with the plenary session, Coping with Kansas Drought: The Role of our Reservoirs, presented by Tracy Streeter, Director, Kansas Water Office.
The Pollution Prevention (P2) awards luncheon was also held on Wednesday. For information on the awards presented this year, please visit the P2 awards website at http://www.kdheks.gov/sbcs/p2_pollution_prevention_awards.html
Thirty-one vendors displayed their products and services at the conference. A vendor social was held on Wednesday evening. This was a great opportunity to visit with the vendors in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you would like to participate in the planning of the 2014 Kansas Environmental Conference, feel free to e-mail Melissa Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org.