Topeka Gov. Sam Brownback has announced plans to host an economic summit on the future of the Ogallala Aquifer.
The summit is scheduled to be held July 21 at Colby Community College in Colby. It's one of a series of summits focused on the Kansas economy.
Brownback said in a release Thursday that the Kansas Water Authority and other agencies will consider policy, legislation and incentives aimed at conserving and extending the life of the aquifer while also enhancing the western Kansas economy.