The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TNWRRC) is a federally designated state research institute supported in part by the U.S. Geological Survey. It serves as a primary link among water-resource experts in academia, government, and the private sector, and the diversity of its staff in terms of background and expertise enhances flexibility and positions the Center to establish productive partnerships. TNWRRC is housed within the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
TNWRRC researcher Bruce Tschantz was quoted in a March 21st article in the Knoxville News-Sentinel titled "Picturesque low dams turn deadly with swift currents."
UT graduate student, Hanahan Kubas, was the recipient of an IECA University Partnership scholarship to attend and participate in their Environmental Connection 2017 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on February 21-24, 2017. [Read more here]
Thanos Papanicolaou, TNWRRC Director, was named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a honor that is bestowed on only 1.2% of ASCE members.
TNWRRC Director Thanos Papanicolaou receives national attention in the August 2016 edition of the Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, which published a research paper that identifies new dynamic indices for soil quality. Read more here.
The 2016-17 Adopt-A-Watershed Program is up and running! [Read more here]
The Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2016 Report Card for Tennessee's Infrastructure on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The report includes an evaluation of the state's aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, inland waterways, parks, roads, schools, transit, and wastewater.
Publications & Presentations
Wilson, Christopher G., Kenneth M. Wacha, A.N. (Thanos) Papanicolaou, Heather A. Sander, Violet B. Freudenberg, Benjamin K.B. Abban, and Chang Zhao. 2016. Dynamic assessment of current management in an intensively managed agroecosystem. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education 158: 148-171.
Read the TNWRRC 2015-16 Annual Technical Report to USGS.
The UTK Hydraulics & Sedimentation Lab (HSL) is featured in the journal Hydrolink (2016, Issue 1), published by the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, as one of the top hydraulics labs around the world. Thanos Papanicolaou, TNWRRC Director, heads the HSL. Read the article here.
NSF's ScienceNation online magazine (dated March 21, 2016), features TNWRRC Director Thanos Papanicolaou's involovement with the NSF Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory. Read the story: Critical Zone Observatories help U.S. plan for the future.
March 25, 2017—Rain Barrel Workshop, 10-12:00noon, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive
April 1, 2017—River Rescue, 10am-2pm, Ijams Nature Center
April 20, 2017—10th anniversary Halls Outdoor Classroom Celebration, 6-8:30pm, behind Halls High School
April 25, 2017—Earth Fest, 11am-5pm, Knoxville Botanical Gardens
April 29, 2017—Rain Barrel Workshop, 10-12:00noon, Oak Ridge Central Services Complex, 100 Woodbury Lane
May 9, 2017—Water Fest (an elementary school field trip event), Ijams Nature Center (two sessions: 9-11am and 11:30-1:30pm)
May 13, 2017—Rain Barrel Workshop,10-12:00noon, New Harvest Park
May 26, 2017—10am, Harrell Rd Stormwater BMP Demonstration Park ribbon cutting
June 3, 2017—"Ivy" Rain Barrel, 9-11am, the University of Tennessee Gardens located off of Neyland Drive (Pick up pre-ordered rain barrels or purchase one.)
June 10, 2017 Families in the Creek, 8am-Noon, Ten Mile Creek off of North Gallaher View Road
Conferences & Calls
The 2017 SEC Academic Conference, "The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines, and Watersheds," will be held March 27-28, 2017 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. Water Resource Research Institutes in the southeast will hold a breakout panel on the second day to discuss establishing a Southeast Water Research Institute Forum to address multi-state and regional water resources priorities.
The fourth annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, hosted by the EPA Region 4 and the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Charleston, SC, May 15-17, 2017.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS—2017 Tennessee Stormwater Association Annual Conference, "Streaming Together," October 17-19, 2017, Fall Creek Falls, Pikeville, TN. Please complete the presentation application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received no later than June 1, 2017 to be considered.
The 2017 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference will be held June 13-15 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Southeast Stormwater Association's (SeSwA) Regional Stormwater Conference will be held October 11-13, 2017 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. Submit a presentation!
NALMS 2017 Call for Abstracts—The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) encourages you to submit your abstracts for the 37th International Symposium to be held in Denver, Colorado from November 6–9, 2017. Abstracts are due by May 31, 2017.