Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

Presenter: Mike Daniels, Extension Professor for Soil and Water Conservation with the Crops, Soils and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas. 

His research program focuses on practices that reduce nutrient losses from agriculture, defining and building soil health, improving irrigation efficiency and edge-of-field monitoring of runoff.  His statewide Extension efforts encourage agricultural producers to adopt conservation practices to protect natural resources and improve agricultural sustainability.

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Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:00pm

Presenter: Aaron Mittelstet, assistant professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

His areas of research focus on the
(1) evaluation of land use (Redcedar encroachment), climate change and management practices on water quantity and quality using both surface and ground water models;
(2) surface/groundwater interaction and the variability of streambed hydraulic conductivity both spatially and temporally; and
(3) effectiveness of streambank stabilization and restoration projects on streambank retreat, and monitoring erosion/deposition real time to improve understanding of the erosional and depositional processes

Register at https://bit.ly/35AVFMt.

Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

Download the INRC Spring 2021 Water Research Seminar Series flyer to post or share.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 3:00pm

Presenter: Margaret Kalcic, assistant professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University.

Kalcic research is in the area of watershed hydrology with a particular focus on water quality in agricultural regions. Since 2013 she has worked on decision support tools and watershed modeling in the western Lake Erie watersheds to encourage policy and agricultural decision-makers to incentivize and adopt effective conservation measures to tackle Lake Erie’s nutrient goals. She has a broad and applied research program spanning water quality modeling, geospatial analysis, stakeholder engagement, ecosystem services, and field-scale monitoring of conservation effectiveness.

Register at https://bit.ly/35AVFMt.

Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

Download the INRC Spring 2021 Water Research Seminar Series flyer to post or share.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 3:00pm

Jason Hubbart is a professor of physical hydrology and water quality in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design (DCANRD). He serves as the director of the West Virginia University (WVU) Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS) and also directs the WVU DCANRD Interdisciplinary Hydrology Laboratory (IHL). He serves as the assistant director of the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and is the West Virginia gubernatorial appointee to the Science and Technical Advisory Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program (STAC). He advises post-docs, graduate students, conducts research, and has published over 115 peer reviewed articles in the field. 

Advancements in contemporary watershed management are both a major challenge, and urgent need of this century. The experimental watershed study (EWS) approach was originally applied in forested wildland watersheds over a century ago to quantitatively characterize basic landscape alterations (e.g., forest harvest, road building) on water quality and various ecosystem responses. These long-term EWS monitoring programs created a model system to show stakeholders how investing in science-based monitoring initiatives improves decision-making and reduces long-term costs, thereby improving management decisions, increasing management efficiencies, and sustaining natural resources through more focused investments. Applications of classic wildland EWS’s to contemporary EWS designs in multiple-land-use watersheds will be presented while illustrating how such an approach can encourage innovation, cooperation, and trust among diverse watershed stakeholders working towards a common goal of improving and sustaining hydrologic regimes and water quality.

Register at https://bit.ly/35AVFMt.

Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

Download the INRC Spring 2021 Water Research Seminar Series flyer to post or share.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

Presenter: Jennifer Tank, Galla Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of the Environmental Change Initiative at Notre Dame.

Tank's research focuses on the cycling of nutrients in streams and river with an emphasis on the restoration of ecosystem function in impacted systems. She leads a multidisciplinary group of researchers examining the effect of agricultural land use on freshwater as part of the Indiana Watershed Initiative. Her research is helping to quantify the water quality benefits of agricultural conservation practices through watershed-scale implementation of effective practices.

Register at https://bit.ly/35AVFMt.

Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

Download the INRC Spring 2021 Water Research Seminar Series flyer to post or share.