North Central Region Water Network

The North Central Region Water Network is a 12-state extension-led collaboration working to ensure safe and sufficient water supplies across the North Central Region and beyond. At the North Central Region Water Network, we are dedicated to enhancing connectivity and learning, sharing the latest Extension research and knowledge, strengthening the resource base for Extension education, and coordinating multi-state teams with measurable short and long term impacts.

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NETWORK NEWS
The Watershed Management Research and Outreach Internship Program

The North Central Region Water Network is currently accepting applications for the Watershed Management Research and Outreach Internship Program. Undergraduates from any institution can apply – the internships are full-time, paid, and take place from Mid to late May to August 2023. Interns are paired with a mentor depending on their interests and preferences and placed at one of six leading institutions across the North Central Region of the US where they will gain valuable hands-on experience that will help them pursue a future career in a water-related field. Listen to the recording of our recent Q&A session to hear from mentors and past participants and learn about the application process! Also – please note, the application deadline has been extended until Sunday December 4th at 11:59pm CT!

3rd Annual Harmful Algal Bloom Research Symposium

3rd Annual Harmful Algal Bloom Research Symposium Save the Date

Save the Date! The Algal Bloom Action Team is once again hosting their Annual Virtual Harmful Algal Bloom Research Symposium this January 5-6th, 2023.

Registration is now open!

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THE CURRENT WEBINAR SERIES

The Current Webinar Series is a speed networking series for professionals engaged in water-related Extension, research, and conservation activities. Each month, we highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming throughout the region. To date our webinars have featured over 100 educators and researchers and reached over 4,500 attendees.  LEARN MORE

Most Recent Webinar:

Precision Conservation: Tools for Improving Agricultural Conservation Decision-Making Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – View the recording

Would enrolling these acres into a conservation program prove more profitable than keeping it in production? Where is the best location for a structural conservation practice on my land, or in my watershed? Precision conservation tools can help us answer these questions and more. This webinar overviews the Mississippi State University Precision Conservation Tool and the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework – two precision conservation tools that leverage map data to help improve conservation decision making. Featured Speakers:

  • Mark D. McConnell, Assistant Professor of Upland Birds, Mississippi State University
  • Jessica Nelson, Graduate Research Assistant, Iowa State University