Meeting with St. Louis University WATER Institute Experts
This past August, LLF Biologist Katie Wiesehan and LLF partners from the Midwest Waters Initiative and Riverlaw.Org, met with scientists from the WATER Institute of Saint Louis University to discuss potential collaboration to advance streambank and wetland restoration and research projects. WATER Institute staff provided a tour of their labs. We discussed WATER Institute research priorities as well as ongoing LLF initiatives in Southwest Missouri along Shoal Creek and in Southeast Missouri along Joachim Creek.
Located in St. Louis at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, the Water Access, Technology, Environment and Resources (WATER) Institute at Saint Louis University is the first of its kind in the American Midwest. The Institute is “inspired by the Saint Louis University’s Jesuit identity” with a mission “to advance water innovation to serve humanity.” The Water Institute’s research projects include clean drinking water, microplastic debris, and water storage. LLF and Midwest Waters look forward to partnering with the WATER Institute on restoration projects.
WATER Institute Scientists discuss stream morphology dynamics with LLF and MidwestWaters.Org.
Pictured left-to-right: Stephanie Grathwohl, JD Candidate (2022) at Saint Louis University; Katie Wiesehan, LLF Biologist; Robert Stout, Midwest Waters Board Chair; Dr. Amanda Cox, WATER Institute Director; and Rachel Rimmerman, WATER Institute Director of Business and Outreach.
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