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:

Big Data and Water Resource Management
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2-3pm CT

Our June edition of The Current Webinar Series will overview a range of different types of big data and how these data-sets are being used in water resource programming and research. Speakers will discuss how different public data-sets can be leveraged to answer pressing questions related to harmful algal blooms, conservation adoption tracking, and groundwater monitoring and explore various data management issues and solutions.

Featured Speakers Include:
  • Natalie Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, NC State University: “Coupling diverse datasets to investigate connections between water management practices and harmful algal blooms”
  • Reid Christianson, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois: “Comparing Data Sources for Water Quality Practice Implementation”
  • Jillian Deines, Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University: “Informing Groundwater Management with Satellite Data: Mapping Three Decades of Irrigation Over the US High Plains Aquifer”

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