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.
West High Students Partner with UT on Environmental Study—A UT study on how trees affect water runoff in urban areas is fully under way, thanks in part to students at West High School in Knoxville. The concept—Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure Installations—was initiated with $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forestry Service.The West High students teamed with several UT departments, including the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center. UT’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment played a crucial role in the project, helping bring together various aspects of the university and community that might not otherwise be partnered, such as the College of Engineering and the Institute of Agriculture.
Bruce A. Tschantz. 2014. What We Know (and Don't Know) about Low-Head Dams. Journal of Dam Safety, Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) 12, 4: 37-45.
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).
ISSE has made the
Green Power Switch:
College of Engineering Dean Wayne T. Davis is pleased to announce that Dr. Terry Hazen, Governor's Chair Professor, will be the new Director of the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) effective August 1, 2015. Dr. Hazen will succeed Dr. Chris Cox, who has directed ISSE since 2011 and began serving as department head for Civil and Environmental Engineering on May 1. Read more here.
ISSE's Tennessee Water Resources Research Center was recently featured in Impact: a weekly newsletter from the Office of Community Engagement & Research. Read "Making a Difference: Tennessee Water Resources Research Center."
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