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 Director Thanos Papanicolaou and his team are conducting experiments to investigate how past, present, and future human activities and climate affect the health of soil. [Read More Here]
TNWRRC researcher Jon Hathaway (an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at UT) is an expert in flooding, water runoff, and urban water issues. He provides some information about the issues facing Texas and Louisiana when floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey begin to recede.
TNWRRC staff played a major role in the Harrell Road Stormwater Park Development. Read about the new park in the Tennessee Stormwater Association News & Information on page three.
TNWRRC and local partners sponsor community outreach events throughout the year. Read about their 2016-17 activities.
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]
Publications & Presentations
Erin Arcipowski, John Schwartz, Lisa Davenport, Meghan Hayes, and Tracy Nolan. 2017. Clean Water, Clean Life: Promoting Healthier, Accessible Water in Rural Appalachia. Universities Council on Water Resources, Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education 161: 1-18.
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.
ISSE 2018-19 Seed Grant RFP focuses on water
The Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) issued their 2018-19 seed grant RFP with a focus on water and methane. To apply, download the Request for Proposals with Cover Sheet (a PDF file) and the budget worksheet (an Excel file). The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2018.
Thanos Papanicolaou (TNWRRC Director) awarded the 2018 Einstein Award. [Read More Here]
Former TNWRRC Director, Bruce Tschantz, is honored for his lifetime achievements in dam safety with a Public Dam Safety award. [Read More Here]
TNWRRC Director Thanos Papanicolaou has been selected by the COPRI/EWRI Einstein Committee to receive the 2018 Hans Albert Einstein Award “for connecting upland erosion to in-stream transport and geomorphology; new theories on source provenance and connectivity predicting stochastic transport, bedload turbulent interactions, cohesive sediments, and sensor technology for prediction of movement.” Congrats to Dr. Papanicolaou!
Watch the video or view the Powerpoint presentations of a TNWRRC-sponsored webinar held July 24, 2017—Exploring Regenerative Stormwater Conveyances for Tennessee: Design, Installation and Performance Evaluation.
Read about the 2017 UT Watershed Symposium held Sept. 26 with support from TNWRRC and ISSE.
Read the TNWRRC Spring 2017 email newsletter.
Read about the Water Center's 2016-17 outreach activities here.
Conferences & Calls
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS—Global Water Security Conference for Agriculture and Natural Resources, October 3-6, 2018 in Hyderabad, India.
2018 Tennessee Stormwater Association Annual Conference, October 15-17, 2018, Fall Creek Falls, Pikeville, Tennessee. Abstracts are due May 31.