The Current Webinar Series

The Current is a speed networking webinar series for professionals engaged in water-related extension, research, and conservation activities. The North Central Region Water Network and Extension Directors from all 12 North Central states are sponsoring this series to highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming in the region. Webinars will run for 60 minutes, with three 10-minute project snapshots and 30 minutes of QA/peer-to-peer interaction.

Most Recent Webinar:

Building Human Capital in Conservation and Watershed Work
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 2pm CT – View the Recording

People are the ultimate driver of change. This is no exception when it comes to achieving clean water and conservation goals in the Midwest. Human capital, or an individual’s skills and confidence to perform their job, is a critical ingredient of the power of people. Yet, in watershed management, it is a limiting and often overlooked resource. This edition of The Current Webinar Series discussed new research and programming aiming at building human capital in conservation and watershed work.

Featured Speakers:

  • Clare Lindahl, CEO, Soil and Water Conservation Society: “Results from New Poll offer Boots-on-the-Ground Insight on Improving the Nation’s Conservation Delivery System”
  • Jenny Seifert, Watershed Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension: “Why Human Capital Matters for Clean Water, and How a New Collaborative is Building It”

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Looking for information on our other webinars? The Network’s Harmful Algal Bloom, Soil Health and Climate team all have a webinar series. Be sure to check them out!

View all past webinars in our media archive