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various pictures from WRRC projects

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.



orange bullet Read the TNWRRC Spring 2017 email newsletter.

orange bullet 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."

orange bullet 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]

orange bullet 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.

orange bullet 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.

orange bullet The 2016-17 Adopt-A-Watershed Program is up and running! [Read more here]

orange bullet 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

orange bullet 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.

orange bullet Read the TNWRRC 2015-16 Annual Technical Report to USGS.

orange bullet 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.

orange bullet 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.

Local Events

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

orange bullet 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.

orange bullet 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 Applications must be received no later than June 1, 2017 to be considered.

orange bullet The 2017 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference will be held June 13-15 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

orange bullet 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!

orange bullet 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.