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TNWRRC LogoThe 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.


RiverGauge graphicThe Tennessee RiverLine Partnership developed an interactive survey – RiverGauge – designed to give individuals outside of our pilot communities an opportunity to share their own Tennessee River experiences and ideas for enhanced river access in their community. Here’s how you can help! Take the survey yourself, and encourage your friends, colleagues and fellow river advocates to do the same by sharing this message.

orange bullet An internship for U.S. EPA is now available through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The focus of this research internship is to analyze the state and trends of decentralized wastewater treatment across the U.S. and to advance the goals of a broad decentralized wastewater MOU partnership between EPA and 18 other organizations. The application period closes on August 1, 2019. Refer any questions to Zach Lowenstein (

orange bullet The Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA) Communication Committee has released the first video in the Legislative Series:  What is Stormwater?  This video is free to share via email and social media with elected officials and the public.

orange bullet The 7th Annual Watershed Symposium at UT, hosted by the UT's Watershed Faculty Consortium, was held March 26, 2019 from Noon-5pm. [Read more here]

orange bullet Read the Tennessee River Basin Network's July 2019 Newsletter.

orange bullet Read about the Tennessee Riverline, a vision for a continuous, multimodal system of trail experiences along the Tennessee River from its formation in Knoxville, TN, to its confluence with the Ohio River in Paducah, KY.

Upcoming Events

orange bullet Southern Region Water Conference, July 23-25, 2019, College Station, Texas

orange bullet 2019 Tennessee River Basin Network Meeting, Tennessee River Basin Network, August 6-7, 2019, Guntersville, AL. Registration is open!

orange bullet UPCOMING WORKSHOP at UT: The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes Workshop, October 14, 2019, 8AM-Noon. The workshop is designed for graduate students and early career scientists with backgrounds in hydropedology, soil erosion, soil biogeochemistry, ecology, field methods, modeling, sensor technology, and/or analytical methods. Registration is required.

orange bullet Annual Conference Call for Presentations for SESWA 14th Annual Conference, October 9-11, 2019 - Chattanooga, TN—Deadline for submission March 8, 2019

orange bullet 2019 Tennessee Stormwater Association Conference, November 19-21, 2019 at Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN—The draft agenda, sponsorship, exhibitor, registration, and lodging information are all available at the link above.

Training Programs

TNEPSC logoThe Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control training program for construction sites offers the following classes: Level 1 Fundamentals, Level 1 Recertification, Level 2 Design Principles for Erosion Prevention Control for Construction Sites, and Level 2 Recertification. For more information, click on the link.

TN Stormwater Management logoPermanent Stormwater Management Training is available to design engineers and architects as well as plan reviewers and other local municipal program personnel.