2020 Upper Mississippi River Webinar Series

2020 in-person conference has been cancelled. Please join us again in Moline in 2021!

Instead, we are offering a series of one-hour webinars on topics that our Upper Mississippi River stakeholders will find informative and thought provoking. Registered attendees will receive a link via email to join the webinar prior to each session. Continuing Education Certificates available following each session upon request.

CLICK HERE for online registration.


October 21, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Larry Weber, Ph.D., IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa

The Iowa Watershed Approach: A Vision for a More Resilient Iowa

October 22, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Matthew Fockler, Ph.D., Augustana College

Two Mississippi: A Historical Geographic Exploration along the Upper Mississippi River since the Great Depression

October 27, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Christopher Jones, Ph.D., IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa

Nitrogen Budgets for Iowa Watersheds

October 29, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Toby Hunemuller, US Army Corps of Engineers and Rob Davis, City of Cedar Rapids Flood Control Manager

Cedar Rapids Flood Project Update

November 5, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Roger Viadero, Ph.D., Western Illinois University

Headwater Streams: Their Importance in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

November 10, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Patrick Elliott PE, CFM, Senior Project Manager, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and Tanya Fonseca, Senior Planner, Graef-USA

The Rediscovery and Healing of an Urban River - Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 12, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Kris Johnson, Ph.D. and Eugene Yacobson, The Nature Conservancy

Science and Decision Tools to Guide Floodplain Protection & Restoration in the Mississippi River Basin

November 17, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Trevor Sample, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Implementing the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

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Zachary Moss, Izaak Walton League

Getting Your Feet Wet: A Stair-Step Approach for Engaging Community Members in Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

November 19, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Kirsten Wallace, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association and Paul St. Louis, US Army Corps of Engineers

Flood, Sediment, and Drought Management Planning