Understanding and protecting water quality in our major waterways is critical, especially when it comes to nutrient pollution, runoff, and the effects they can have on our waterways. IISG is stepping further into this role with our latest staff addition, Michael Brennan

Michael is a water quality outreach specialist, a position that combines work for IISG and the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. Specifically, Michael will be working on the implementation of an interactive geospatial application that will offer insight and facilitate analysis of nutrient pollution and additional water quality conditions in the Mississippi River basin. The application’s features and available data will allow researchers, communities, and decision makers to better manage and protect water quality. 

Michael has previously worked with the U.S. EPA as an Oak Ridge for Science and Education Fellow and has a Master’s in environmental science from Indiana University.