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. Jack Parker made a presentation at the REMTEC conference in Denver, Colorado on March 3 titled “An Integrated Approach to Multi-Strategy DNAPL Remediation Considering Uncertainty Using Stochastic Cost Optimization.”
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.
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).
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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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