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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.



orange bullet The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and UT's Municipal Technical Advisory Service are hosting a four-hour floodplain management training course throughout the state of Tennessee. All of the sessions are FREE. Go to the MTAS website for information on the course including dates, locations, and how to register.

orange bullet Take a look at the many Spring 2016 outreach activities facilitated by TNWRRC.

orange bullet TNWRRC facilitated installation of a pervious concrete sidewalk in the Halls Outdoor Classroom to benefit handicapped students. [more]

orange bullet Read about the activities sponsored by TNWRRC volunteers at this year's 17th Annual EarthFest celebration.

Publications & Presentations

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.

orange bullet A recent study led by the TNWRRC Director Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation’s soil, even potentially altering history books. (See: A. N. (Thanos) Papanicolaou, Kenneth M. Wacha, Benjamin K. Abban, Christopher G. Wilson, Jerry L. Hatfield, Charles O. Stanier, Timothy R. Filley. 2015. From soilscapes to landscapes: A landscape-oriented approach to simulate soil organic carbon dynamics in intensively managed landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 120, 11: 2375-2401.) This study was featured by NSF in their Science360 newsletter.

Upcoming Events

orange bullet Environmental SeminarThursday, August 25 from 3:30-5:00pm at the Tickle Engineering Building in room 410. Dr. Sean Schaeffer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science at the University of Tennessee, will be speaking on the topic "How does drought stress control decomposition in California grasslands."

orange bullet UPCOMING SYMPOSIUM: The UT Watershed Faculty Consortium and TNWRRC invite you to participate in the 5th Annual Watershed Symposium on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Hollingsworth Auditorium on Ag Campus. This year's symposium will focus on showcasing to university students the breadth of career opportunities in water-related fields and will feature a "Careers in Water" career expo. Industry representatives from government agency, private consulting, non-profit and education organizations will be on site with information about the career opportunities in their organization.

orange bullet Thanos Papanicolaou, TNWRRC Director, will be hosting a series of Environmental Seminars Fall semester 2016 (August-November). See the schedule for dates, times, location, and speaker.

orange bullet 2016 Tennessee Stormwater Association Conference October 18-20, 2016, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, TN.