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.


The North Central Region Water Network’s Algal Bloom Action Team had their first webinar of the year on Wednesday, February 7th at 11am CT. The webinar focused on research working to unravel the mysteries and secrets surrounding harmful algal blooms. Learn more


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.  

Upcoming Webinar:

Putting Citizen Science Data to Use
Wednesday, March 13th at 2pm CT

Citizen science is a powerful engagement and education tool in protecting and improving water resources. But how is the data collected through citizen science programs used? This edition of The Current webinar series will feature two citizen science programs – the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network and Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program – and explore how the data collected by volunteers is being used to inform decision-makers and influence future science.