The University of Tennessee’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) seeks to promote the development of policies, technologies, and educational programs that cut across multiple disciplines, engage the university’s research faculty and staff, and grow in response to pressing environmental and security issues facing the state, the nation, and the globe.
ISSE’s specialized centers, programs, and initiatives address a range of issues that fall under the broad rubric of sustainability.
Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TNWRRC) Senior Researcher Dr. Bruce Tschantz has been invited to make a November 20. 2014 presentation at the 29th Annual Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar (CEPDS) at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Seminar is sponsored by Purdue, ASCE, the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Dr. Tschantz will present an afternoon Water Resources track session on the Hazards and Public Safety at Low Head (in-channel) Dams, with discussion on mitigation measures and strategies for reducing public hazard. The State of Indiana is concerned about public safety hazards at its dams and is looking at different engineering and legislative strategies for addressing this issue following several recent fatalities around its approximately 100 low-head dams. Dr. Tschantz has, over the last 25 years, researched, published several articles, consulted on, and made several national presentations on his research of this nation-wide issue.
Catherine Wilt (ISSE Research Director) was a plenary session speaker at the 25th Annual Tennessee Recycling Conference held in Franklin, TN, March 10-12, 2014. Her topic was "Twenty-Five Years of Recycling: Glancing Back, Looking Forward."
Wen-Juan Shi, Fu-Min Menn, Ting-Ting Xu, Zibo T. Zhuang, Clara Beasley, Steven A. Ripp, Jie Zhuang, Alice C. Layton, Gary S. Sayler. 2014. C60 reduces the bioavailability of mercury in aqueous solutions. Chemosphere 95: 324-328 (doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.09.027).
Tai-Long Guo, Quan-Jiu Wang, Ding-Qiang Li, Jie Zhuang, Lao-Sheng Wu. 2013. Flow hydraulic characteristic effect on sediment and solute transport on slope erosion. Catena 107: 145-153 (doi:10.1016/j.catena.2013.03.001).
Rachel J.C. Chen. 2013. How Can Stores Sustain Their Businesses? From Shopping Behaviors and Motivations to Environment Preferences. Sustainability 5(2): 617-628 (doi: 10.3390/su5020617)
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