Water and Planning Connect


Are you ready to plan with water? Water and Planning Connect puts the tools you need to engage with your community's water management needs in your planning career.


Come to kc to collaborate, learn, and contribute

When and Where

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

September 11–12, 2018

200 W. 12th Street | Kansas City MO

The full conference program takes place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, in the heart of Kansas City's Library District.

Travel Information


Why Attend Water and Planning Connect

Shape dialogue around the confluence of land-use planning and water resource management.

Contamination, drought, irrigation, rising sea levels, algal blooms, fish die-offs, water supply and use rights — water is a hot topic. As planners and water industry professionals, you get your feet wet every day.

Water and Planning Connect is your chance to collaborate with others and brainstorm new, better ways to manage water needs and respond to water crises.

Expand your professional network. At Water and Planning Connect, you will meet experts and industry leaders in your corner of the planning profession. Other conferences allow you to broaden your rolodex — come to Kansas City to deepen it.


Earning AICP Certificate Maintenance Credits

Members of the American Institute of Certified Planners will have the opportunity to earn up to 9.75 Certification Maintenance credits at Water and Planning Connect. Check out the conference program page, for detailed CM information as the event approaches.

For help with logging CM credits, view the logging guide


Conference Policies

  • Typical conference attire is business casual.
  • APA will record and photograph portions of the conference. By registering for Water and Planning Connect, you agree to be photographed or recorded and grant APA permission to use the photographs or recordings on APA's website, YouTube channel, Twitter feed, and other social media; in APA publications; emails; and elsewhere.