Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute

About us

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.


OEWRI attended the Missouri Natural Resources Conference from January 31st-February 2nd. It was great seeing everyone there and we can't wait to see you next year!

OEWRI students presented posters:

Hannah Adams: "Geospatial analysis of bank erosion for conservation planning, Lamar Lake Watershed, MO"

Heather Moule: "Nutrient transport in a karst spring-reservoir system during baseflow, Springfield, Missouri."

Joe Nash: "Geomorphic response to engineered log structures after a catastrophic flood event, North Fork of the White River"

Kelly Rose: "Neighborhood history on metal concentrations in roadside soils and street dusts, Springfield, Missouri"





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