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Imagine a Day without Water

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

In honor of Imagine a Day Without Water, this month’s The Current will highlight three cases – Flint, Michigan, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin and Toledo, Ohio – where communities have dealt with water quality concerns and how Extension professionals, researchers, and public...

Soil Health Parameters and Water Quality Webinar

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

As measuring soil health becomes more of a common practice, there are a variety of factors to consider based on location, soil type, and cropping system. So, which tests makes sense for you? Tune in to this month’s webinar and learn about the variety of soil health parameters,...

Soil Health and Water Quality

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Max Glover, Katelyn Hain, Brad Kohlhagen

Soil Health is a rapidly evolving movement that is frequently in the headlines. Water Quality is important everywhere, but specific issues vary widely based on geography, land use, and population. Attend this webinar to learn about resources that you can use to answer...

Conservation Practice Tracking for the Mississippi River Basin

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

This was the November edition of North Central Region Water Network's Current Webinar series. This webinar gave an overview of conservation and water quality tracking across the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). Discussion focused on the overall need for tracking...

Water: The Lifeblood of Communities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT

ESP Public Issues Webinar Series: Water in the 21st Century Water: The Lifeblood of Communities Jonathan Aguilar, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University Research & Extension This webinar will explore water use topics in Kansas, which can be applicable...

Harmful Algal Blooms and Agricultural Nutrients: State Responses to a Growing Issue

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Peggy Hall

Science points to runoff from agricultural fields as a cause of elevated levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorous in our nation’s waterways, leading to Harmful Algal Blooms, hypoxia and other water quality issues. In this webinar, Hall will present an overview of different...

Groundwater and enteric disease: Could enteric pathogens be present in wells in PA?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT

Globally, approximately 2.2 billion people rely on groundwater for daily consumption. Approximately 4 million people in Pennsylvania rely on private wells. It is widely accepted that groundwater typically represents a more pristine source of water for human consumption...

WQIag - A Tool of Multiple Applications

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Harbans Lal

Participants will learn about WQIag and its application by different state and federal agencies. Conceptualized and...

Assessment of Willingness to Supply Dedicated Energy Crops on Marginal Lands in the Northeastern United States to Improve Water Quality

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT

Presenters: Wei Jiang, PhD student, Penn State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education According to the Chesapeake Bay Model, planting certain biomass crops (specifically grasses like switchgrass and winter crops like winter rye and...

Environmental Side Effects of Human and Veterinary Medicines

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT

Alistair Boxall, Professor of Environmental Science, University of YorkWe will probably all use pharmaceuticals at some stage in our life. Following use, pharmaceuticals are excreted into the sewage system and can then pass through sewage treatment plants into surface waters....

North Central Region Water Network: The Current Webinar 17: Developing a Land-grant Institution Soil Health Network in the North Central Region

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Dr. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University – Iowa Soil Health Conference: Lessons learned on hosting a soil health conference Walt Sell, Purdue University – Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI): How Extension, SWCD, ISDA and NRCS work together for soil...

North Central Region Water Network: The Current Webinar 15: Systems Approaches in Water and Nutrient Management Education

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Anne Baird

Anne Baird, Program Director, The Ohio State University, Mentoring for Early Career Extension Educators: A Systems Approach to Nutrient Management Jeremy Solin, Wisconsin Coordinator and National Program Manager of ThinkWater, ThinkWater: Integrating Systems Thinking into...

Women's Role in Water Quality in the Midwest

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT

Jamie Benning, Water Quality Program Manager with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will present current water quality issues and challenges in Iowa and the Midwest and roles for women landowners, farmers, and professionals. Farmer Kellie Blair will share her...

Remote sensing of lakes: they're not all just "blue"

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm EDT - Presented by Shane Bradt, Leslie Pelch

Come join us for an exploration of the remote sensing of lakes! While most common land remote sensing approaches treat surface water as a single class ("blue" most of the time), a great deal of information about the dynamics and water quality of lakes can be...

Water Quality Index for Agricultural Runoff Tool

Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm EST

The Water Quality Index for Runoff from Agricultural Fields (WQIag) is a qualitative, multivariate tool that characterizes the quality of water exiting as surface runoff at the field scale. It is simple, transparent and easy-to-use web-based system. In combination with the...