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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: 

May 13, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CST: Managing Agricultural Drainage Water

  • Jane Frankenberger, Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering Purdue University:
    Managing Water for Increased Resiliency of Drained Agricultural Landscapes”
  • Chris Hay, Assistant Professor South Dakota State University: “Drainage Water Management and Multi-state Training Collaboration for Drainage Education”
  • Richard Cooke, Associate Professor Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Incorporating Uncertainty into Bioreactor Design”

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Recent Webinar: 

April 15, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 CST: Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit: Kristine Tidgren, Staff Attorney for Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, will offer a legal analysis of issues surrounding the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit and discuss implications for agriculture and water resource management. Watch here.

The Current Webinar Schedule:

June 17, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CST: Cover Crops

July 15, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CST: Harmful Algal Blooms

August 19, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CST: Agricultural Irrigation Management

September 16, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CST: Citizen Water Quality Monitoring

October 21, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CST: Farmer Leadership in Watershed Management

November 18, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CST: Stormwater

Past Webinars