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.

Upcoming Webinar:

Flood Prevention
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2pm CT

As spring arrives throughout much of the region, many of us have flooding on the mind as we continue to recover from 2019 record-breaking flooding and look forward to planting in 2020. Tune in to this month’s edition of The Current Webinar series as we focus on Flood Prevention. You’ll hear a flood outlook for the region, and learn about the latest flood prevention research.

Featured Speakers:

  • Corey Loveland, Service Coordination Hydrologist, NOAA/NWS North Central River Forecast Center
  • Witold Krajewski, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa College of Engineering and Director, Iowa Flood Center
  • Laura Edwards, Extension State Climatologist, South Dakota State University Extension


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Most Recent Webinar:

Private Well Water Quality
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2pm CT
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It is estimated that more than 13 million households rely on private wells for drinking water in the United States, and without federal drinking water regulations to protect these water sources, ensuring private well water quality often falls on the owner.  This month’s webinar will feature research on two contaminants impacting private well water quality throughout the region – nitrates and PFAS. Discussion will also overview how professionals working with private well owners can help them protect the water quality of their wells.

View all past webinars in our media archive.M