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.
Dr. Bruce Tschantz (with ISSE's TNWRRC) was invited to Washington, D.C. by Homeland Security and FEMA to present a historical perspective on the development of the 1979 Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety to the Joint Meeting of the Interagency Committee on Dam Safety (ICODS) and the National Dam Safety Review Board (NDSRB) held January 21, 2015. Tschantz, who coordinated federal and nonfederal dam safety policy and program efforts for the Carter Administration from 1977-80 following the 1976 failure of Teton Dam, challenged the federal agencies to consider several contemporary dam safety issues, including hydrofracturing effects, cyber terrorism/hacking, public safety around dams, coal combustion residual (CCR) impoundments, and risk-informed decision making (RIDM), as the Joint Committee begins to update the Guidelines that President Carter, in October 1979, directed 22 federal agencies to adopt and implement.
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)
ISSE has made the
Green Power Switch:
REGISTER for the 4th Annual Watershed Symposium to be held February 24, 2015. The Watershed Faculty at UT is hosting this annual symposium at Hollingsworth Auditorium on the UT Agriculture Campus to highlight the latest research in water-related fields and share insights from state and federal experts around this year’s theme of Horizons of Environmental and Water Policy: Where we are and where we are going. See Symposium flyer here.
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