At the North Central Region Water Network, we are dedicated to enhancing connectivity and learning, sharing the latest Extension research and knowledge across the region, strengthening the resource base for Extension education, and coordinating initiatives with measurable short and long term impacts.

Over the last three years Network initiatives and other projects leveraging Network resources have generated over $5.4 million in additional funds for extension in the North Central Region. Join us on our journey to turn science into success!

NETWORK NEWS
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Network is continuing our work remotely. Our thoughts are with those impacted by the virus and the negative consequences of physical distancing. For more information on the Network, and the work we are doing to manage water resources and support our communities during this time, read this letter from our director, Rebecca Power.

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Tue 04

Watershed Applications of ACPF Workshop

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 06

Watershed Applications of ACPF Workshop

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue 11

Watershed Applications of ACPF Workshop

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Have an event to add to the calendar? Email us!

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

Upcoming Webinar:

Inclusion and Green Infrastructure
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 2 pm CT

Building social equity and environmental justice into the conversation around green infrastructure (GI) is an opportunity to transform communities by integrating economic, environmental, and social goals. Green infrastructure – such as parks, green roofs, and rain gardens – has the potential not only to meet community stormwater management needs but to address other inequitable burdens exasperated by climate change, such as pollution and lack of access to green space. Join us for the next edition of The Current, where we’ll dive into a new North Central Region Water Network report, led by the University of Illinois, with insights for communities and extension professionals seeking to implement GI programs that incorporate equity and GI goals.

Featured Speakers:

  • Carla Walker, Founder/CEO, think BIG Strategies, LLC: “An Equity Lens on Green Infrastructure
  • Tony Heath, P.E., Green Infrastructure Specialist, University of Illinois Extension: “Lessons Learned from Equitable Green infrastructure Listening Sessions
  • Yordanose Solomone, Director of Equitable Engagement, Metro Blooms: “Actualizing Equity in Green Infrastructure

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