The Indiana Water Resources Research Center (IWRRC) hosts webinars to inform Indiana water researchers, conservationists, students, and beyond about pertinent water-related topics.  Please see our upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars below.  If you have ideas for a webinar that IWRRC should host, please contact us.

Upcoming Webinars:

Please check back for upcoming webinars

Past Webinars

Dr. Keith Cherkauer, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University introduced the new State of Indiana Waters website and showed how to use the website to monitor current water conditions, review a summary of the new water year, and view long-term surface and ground water trends.

Aired November 7, 2019

We hosted two of our past IWRRC small grants funding (104B) recipients to present on their research projects focusing on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).

Our first presenter was Dr. Nathan Bosch, Grace College Professor and Director of the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams.  Dr. Bosch will discuss the results of his project, Quantification of tributary nutrient transport and HABs in Lake Wawasee, Indiana's largest natural lake.

Our second presenter, Dr. Zhi (George) Zhou, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at Purdue University, presented his project, Effects of viruses on the development of harmful algal blooms.

Aired October 22, 2019

Agriculture, water & conservation in the Saginaw Bay Watershed: Results from a social science evaluation of the agricultural and conservation community

Presented by Linda Prokopy, Ph.D., Purdue University and Francis Eanes, Ph.D., Bates College

In 2016, Purdue University conducted surveys and interviews with agricultural producers, crop advisors (CAs), and conservation professionals in the Saginaw Bay watershed. This webinar shares the results from this research, including:

  • Information on relationships and trust between farmers and crop advisors regarding conservation
  • Key barriers preventing crop advisors from engaging in conservation

Aired: September 28, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Michigan State University's Institute of Water Research

*This webinar is approved for CEUs for CCA, CPAg, CPSS, and CPSC for 0.5 CEU SW and 0.5 CEU CM.  To receive CEUs, registration is required here.

National Competitive Grants (104G) through USGS and NIWR: Information on the new pre-proposal format, experience of past proposal attempts and success, and tips learned from review panels.

Presented by Linda Prokopy, Ph.D., Laura Bowling, Ph.D, and Ron Turco, Ph.D., Purdue University

Aired: January 23, 2017