Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute


The Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute (OEWRI) is in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at Missouri State University. The institute supports efforts to protect and restore water quality and supply in the Ozarks Region of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. It provides a hub for science-based monitoring and assessment of water and sediment quality trends, watershed function and disturbance, and land use/land cover change in the Ozarks. In addition, it implements research projects aimed at solving environmental problems by working in partnership and cooperation with university researchers, environmental groups, and governmental agencies.


Latest News


June 12, 2015

Marc Owen graduated from the University Staff Ambassadors program Class of 2015. 


June 1, 2015

OEWRI would like to welcome new graduate assistants Rachael Bradley and Megan Hente.   


April 26, 2015

David Huggins, Adam Mulling, and Karen Zelzer presented posters at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers held in Chicago on April 21-25, 2015.  Adam won first place in the student poster competition in the Water Resources Specialty Group for "Historical changes of sediment phosphorus in a river-lake system due to improvements in wastewater treatment".


 Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute