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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 has a new Director. Dr. John Schwartz, who is a Professor in UT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been selected to head TNWRRC, starting January 1, 2019. Congratulations and welcome to Dr. Schwartz! [Read more here.]

orange bullet Read a new study by scientists at USGS: "Hormones and Pharmaceuticals in Groundwater Used As a Source of Drinking Water Across the United States."

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

orange bullet John Schwartz, TNWRRC Director, is serving on a committee with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to comprehensively evaluate the Watershed Protection Plan for New York City’s drinking water supply. [Read more here.]

orange bullet The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center and the Town of Farragut are working together to identify, locate, and assess the different stormwater structures that are owned by the Town. [Read more here]

Upcoming Events

orange bullet The UT 7th Annual Watershed Symposium, "Protecting and Restoring Tennessee’s Waterways with Watershed Management Plans," will be held from Noon-5pm on March 26, 2019 at 102 Mossman on the UTIA campus. More information is available here.

orange bullet 28th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, April 10-12, 2019, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN.

orange bullet AEES 19th Annual Meeting (June 3-6, 2019, Asheville, NC) Call for Abstracts—Deadline for Submission March 15, 2019

orange bullet UCOWR Annual Conference, June 11-13, 2013, Snowbird, Utah

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

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

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.