The Current

The Current is a speed networking webinar series for university professionals engaged in water-related extension and research. The North Central Region Water Network and Extension Directors from all 12 North Central states are sponsoring the seven part series to highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming in the region. Webinars will run for 60 minutes, with four 10 minute project snapshots and 20 minutes of QA/peer-to-peer interaction. Please join us. We promise your calendar won’t mind.

Next Webinar:
Feb. 18, 2:00PM CST – 
  • Elizabeth Juchems, Conservation Station Coordinator – Water Rocks!: Making a Splash with Youth Water Education 
  • Catherine Techtmann, Environmental Outreach State Specialist – G-WOW 
  • Kate Reilly, Outreach Program Manager – Think Water 
  • Managing Agricultural Drainage Water – Coming April

Stay tuned for final dates and times.

Past Webinars:
  • Aquatic Invasive Species: Impacts and Resources – October 15, 2014 – Watch Now
    • Peter W. Sorensen, Professor Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota – Carp Control and the Judas Fish Technique
    • Ashley Baldridge, Research Benthic Ecologist, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Ann Arbor – Relative Impacts of Climate Change and Dreissenid Mussels on Lake Michigan Zooplankton
    • Patrice M. Charlebois, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant & Illinois Natural History Survey, Chicago Botanic Garden – Using Science and Outreach to Prevent Invasions from the Organisms in Trade Pathway
    • Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota Sea Grant – Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! in Your Neck of the Woods
  • Soil Health: What Do We Know, What Can We Do? – September 17, 2014 – Watch Now
    • Naeem Kalwar, North Dakota State University – Soil Salinity and Sodicity Impacts to Soil Health
    • Dr. Dave Franzen, North Dakota State University – Soil Erosion and its Effects on Soil Health
    • Chris Augustin, North Dakota State University – Cover Crops for Healthy Soils
    • Kevin Erb, UW-Extension and Christina Curell, Michigan State University – Soil Health: Making Agriculture more resilient in an era of Climate Variability
  • We the People: Social Science Applications in Water Resource Management – August 20, 2014  – Watch Now
    • Richard Moore, The Ohio State University – Community-based Water Quality Trading: Lessons from Ohio
    • Ken Genskow, UW-Madison – Social Indicators Data Management and Analysis (SIDMA): A tool for using social indicators with watershed planning and management
    • Linda Prokopy, Purdue – Climate Change and Water: Farmers’ and Advisors’ Perspectives
    • Tonya Haigh, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – National Drought Mitigation Center: Planning and Social Science Resources — http://drought.unl.edu
  • Decision Support Tools for Nutrient and Sediment Management – May 27, 2014  – Watch Now
    • Laura Ward Good, University of Wisconsin and Richard Halopka, University of Wisconsin-Extension – Wisconsin’s Runoff Advisory System: Reducing the Risks in Manure Management (4:47)
    • Chad Hart, Iowa State University – U2U: Considering Climate Data in Agricultural Decisions (17:42)
    • Jessica D’Ambrosio, The Ohio State University – Enhanced Ditch Design Spreadsheet: Design and Decision Support Tool for Alternative Agricultural Drainage Ditch Designs (29:45)
    • Rick Cruse, Iowa State University – Iowa Daily Erosion Project: Estimating Soil Erosion on a Daily Basis (47:15)
  • Managing Water Supply: Resources for Education, Engagement, and Research – April 2, 2014  – Watch Now
    • Richard Klemme, University of Wisconsin-Extension – Introduction to the North Central Region Water Network
    • Gary Zoubek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension – The Nebraska Ag Water Management Network: Improving Water Use Efficiency
    • Margaret Schneemann, University of IL-Extension – Water Supply Planning and Programming in Northeastern Illinois
    • David Lusch, Michigan State University – Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Assessment Program: An Environmental Flows Approach to Large-Volume Withdrawal Management