The UT faculty associated with the Interdisciplinary Watershed Minor program sponsored a Watershed Symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the Ag (West) Campus of UT. This Symposium was supported by the participating colleges (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Law), and co-hosted by the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TN WRRC). The goals of the Symposium was to introduce students to studies associated with watersheds while providing an opportunity for interactions between academics and professionals working with watersheds.
The Symposium presenters are listed below, with a link to a PDF file of their PowerPoint presentations (if available).
Student Technical Presentations - Moderator: Carol Harden, Ph.D., Professor, UT Geography
|Robby Woockman, UT CEE||An exploration of biotic response to turbid events in TN streams|
|Robert Hunter, UT EPS||Measuring microbial and nutrient-related impacts of dairy operations on streams and groundwater at a university dairy research center|
|Kelsey Hensley, UT BESS||Streambank mapping Driftwood River to identify areas of erodibility|
|Patrick McMahon, UT CEE||Bedload sediment transport in a southern Appalachian stream|
| KEYNOTE ADDRESS
by David Feldman, Ph.D.,
Presentation of Student Awards
Student Technical Presenter Award Winner: Robert Hunter, Graduate Student, UT Earth & Planetary Sciences; Presentation Title: Measuring microbial and nutrient-related impacts of dairy operations on streams and groundwater at a university dairy research center (pictured at left with Dr. John Schwartz)
Student Poster Award Winner: Julie McKnight, Graduate Student, UT Geography; Poster Title: Water-Energy Trade-Offs in the Tennessee Valley (see abstract)
Technical Presentations - Moderator: John Buchanan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT BESS
|David Blackwood, West TN River Basin Authority||Restoration projects in West Tennessee|
|Forbes Walker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT BESS||UT Extension experiences with watershed management in East Tennessee|
|Patrice Cole, Ph.D., Consultant||Building institutional capacity to reduce water quality impacts of traditional land uses|
|Karina Bynum, TDEC Water Resources||Urban watershed management|
|Liem Tran, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT Geography||Effect of land use on mean annual streamflow at regional scale|
|Dennis Gregg, Obed Watershed Community Association||Moving from monitoring and assessment to restoration - a citizen approach|
|Valerie Friedmann, Lecturer, UT Architecture||Water quality in Knoxville MSA: Inventory, analysis, and recommendations|
|Wyn Miller, UT Landscape Architecture||Regenerative rainwater harvesting in Southern Haiti|
| PANEL DISCUSSION
What do you see as the future challenges with water resources?