Nebraska Extension Offers “Public Health and Water Quality” Webinar in January & February

Nebraska Extension Offers “Public Health and Water Quality” Webinar in January & February


Have you ever wondered if the water you are drinking is safe? Who studies the impacts of contaminates on my health? These are questions commonly asked throughout the state especially when there are stories continually discussing contaminates in the water we drink. 

The “Public Health and Water Quality Webinar Series” is trying to provide an opportunity to learn how water contamination occurs, and how health impacts are determined. The last part of the series goes into more discussion about atrazine and nitrate contaminates and the impact on human health. The webinar series concludes on how these big issues are being addressed by multiple government agencies and partners throughout the state and nation.

This FREE series will be offered in January and February with the live presentation occurring from 11 AM to Noon (CST) with the opportunity to view the recording up to 14 days following the live presentation. 

2022 Series Schedule

  • Jan. 10 - What is Public Health and How It Impacts Me? Dr. Jesse Bell, UNMC
  • Jan. 17 - How Does Water Become Contaminated? Becky Schuerman, Extension Educator
  • Jan. 24 - Impacts of Atrazine
  • Jan. 31 - Impacts of Nitrate+ Dr. Martha Rhodes, UNL
  • Feb. 7 - Responses to Water Quality Issues

To register to participate in one or all five presentations please go to Recordings of the webinar will be available up to 14 days following the presentation to allow flexibility in scheduling.

Questions regarding the webinar series can be directed to Amy Timmerman (atimmerman2 [at] at the Holt County Extension Office 402-336-2760.