Deputy Director of Investigations, USGS
Kelly Warner is the Deputy Director of Investigations for the U.S. Geological Survey Central Midwest Science Center and coordinates research for Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. She has been a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey for over 20 years with expertise in water-quality, groundwater, and continuous nutrient monitoring. The focus of her research has been on nutrients and arsenic in drinking water. Kelly has over 70 publications on water quality and most recently helped in writing the first International Biennial Report on Great Lakes Groundwater Quality and a textbook on Integrated Groundwater Management. Kelly has recently briefed Congress on nutrients in the Mississippi River Basin. She received a B.A. from Knox College and an M.S. from Northern Illinois University.