Wed. Sept. 27; 4pm EST 

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 throughout the country.
Kansas is unique because the eastern section, often, has more-than-adequate water.  In the western region,
which is semi-arid, other issues have to be addressed through varying conservation practices. Dr. Aguilar will
discuss the issues between water quality and water quantity addressed by states with abundant water and
those with inadequate water resources.

Wed. Oct. 4; 3pm EST

Water First for Thirst: Policy, System, and Environment Changes to Promote Water Consumption

Carol Smathers, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor and Field Specialist in Youth Wellness and Nutrition, Ohio State University Extension
Replacing sugary beverages with healthier options—especially water—is a key public health priority.  Over
100 studies have linked sweetened beverages and overweight/obesity. On average, each American consumes
almost 50 gallons of sugary drinks a year, equivalent to about 38 pounds of sugar. Every serving of sugary drinks
a child consumes increases his or her chances of becoming overweight or obese by about 60%.  For adults, consuming
1 or more sugary drinks each day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by about 25%.  Learn about policy,
system, and environment change strategies Extension can help implement to promote water consumption across communities.

Wed. Oct. 18; 4pm EST

Water-related Impacts from Climate Change: Tools and Resources for Extension Professionals  

Paul Lachapelle, Associate Professor and Extension Community Development Specialist, Montana State University

Madison Boone, Institute on Ecosystems, Montana State University

Droughts and extreme precipitation events are projected to become more acute and impactful as a result of climate
change in the coming decades.  This webinar will explore issues related to water and water supply for rural and urban
areas in the United States and various tools and resources available to Extension faculty for outreach and research. 

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