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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.

Request for Pre-Proposals

TNWRRC is pleased to announce the USGS 104b RFP for FY 2020 has been issued. The Request for Pre-Proposals can be downloaded here A few steps have changed from previous submission requests. Please make sure you it carefully.

The deadline for submission of pre-proposals to TNWRRC is October 18, 2019. If you have any questions please contact Tim Gangware for more information.

Request for Proposals

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Nonpoint Source Program (TN-NPS) is seeking project proposals for funding from a grant provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) under section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act. Local (city/county) governments, interstate agencies, nonprofit organizations and institutions, colleges and universities, and agencies of state government are eligible to apply.

More information is available here. The deadline for submittal is: December 1, 2019

picture of Schwartz and BlackstoneLab with a View: In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, UT engineering professor John Schwartz and his students are taking adventurous steps to ensure the quality of our water and air is in check. Dr. Schwartz is director of the TNWRRC. In this photo, John Schwartz and Taylor Blackstone are at their third collection point in the Smoky Mountains. Read more...

regional map of USWhat’s in Your Stream? Get Online to Find Out!
Stream Quality Viewer Shows Contaminants, Nutrients, and Stream Health— A new update to an online interactive tool for learning about pesticides, nutrients, and overall stream health in major regions of the U.S. is available from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Regional Stream Quality Assessment. Users now can access results for the Northeast and Pacific Northwest regions, along with results for the Midwest and Southeast regions made available in 2018.

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.

Other News

picture of training classroomUS Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District employees received stormwater certification training through TNWRRC's Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (TNEPSC) training program. Read more here.

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orange bullet Read the TNWRRC E-Newsletter for Fall 2019.

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 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 SESWA 14th Annual Conference, October 9-11, 2019, Chattanooga, TN—Register now!

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.

UCOWR/NIWR 2020 Annual Conference—June 9-11, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Call for Nominations for the 2020 UCOWR Awards is now open, with a deadline of October 1, 2020. Conference abstracts are due January 24, 2020.

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.