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.

In the last two years Network Initiatives reported receiving over 1,707,739 in additional funds for their projects – that’s a success rate of 49%. Join us on our journey to turn science into success!



NETWORK NEWS
UCOWRThe North Central Region Water Network is pleased to announce that we have been selected to receive the Universities Council on Water Resources 2019 Education and Pubic Service Award! Network Director, Rebecca Power, will be traveling to the 2019 UCOWR Annual Water Resources Conference, June 11-13 in Snowbird, Utah, to accept the award on behalf of the Network. Special thanks to the Network Leadership Team for making this award possible through all their hard work on behalf of the Network.

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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:

Beyond Hydrology: Exploring the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure

Our May edition of The Current Webinar Series will focus on green stormwater infrastructure. Many folks recognize the benefits of green infrastructure from a hydrological standpoint, but there are many benefits of green infrastructure beyond water quality, from economics and ecosystem services, to community and workforce development and enhancing urban landscapes. This month’s webinar will overview different examples of green infrastructure and explore the hydrological, ecological, economic and policy benefits of these practices.

Featured speakers included:

  • John McMaine, Assistant Professor and Extension Water Management Engineer, South Dakota State University: Green Infrastructure – The paradigm and the processes
  • Kelsey McDonough,  Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Bayreuth, Germany: Ecosystem Services Benefits of Green Infrastructure
  • Lisa Merrifield, Community and Economic Development Specialist, University of Illinois Extension: Economic and Societal Benefits of Green Infrastructure

View the presentation slides.