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:

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.




Most Recent Webinar:

Creating Resilient Shorelines
Wednesday, February 14th at 2pm CT – View the Recording

Whether it is the shores of the Great Lakes or the shores of your local inland lake, creating resilient shorelines in the face of extreme weather and increasing land demands is critical for the stewardship of our water resources. This edition of The Current Webinar Series discussed research on coastal storm resiliency, nature-based shorelines, new policies surrounding inland lake seawall replacements in Michigan and more.

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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