Missouri State University

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


February 28, 2014

On February 28th, Dr. Pavlowsky went to the University of Missouri and gave a talk on Managment challenges due to geomorphic instability and climate change in Ozark river systems.


February 8, 2014

OEWRI staff and students attended the 2014 Missouri Natural Resources Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri February 5th through the 7th.7.


December 2, 2013

Dr. Pavlowsky gave an online presentation entitled "Spatial variability of PAHs in stream sediments in an urban karst watershed.


November 21, 2013

Dr. Pavlowsky gave a talk entitled "Ridge to reef watersheds and geotourism opportunities along Bluesfields Bay, Jamaica" for Missouri States Geography Awareness Week Lecture Series.


November 7, 2013

Dr. Pavlowsky gave a talk entitled "Mining contamination of alluvial sediments and managment implications in the Big River, Old Lead Bel, Missouri." at the American Water Resources Associations Annual Water Resources Conference that took place in Portland, OR from October 27th through the 30th.   



Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute