The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TNWRRC) is a federally designated state research institute supported in part by the U.S. Geological Survey. The Center 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.
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.
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.
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.
TNWRRC supports the Water Quality Forum in promoting its rain barrel initiative, including the “Make it, Take it Rain Barrel Workshops” scheduled for May 21 and June 18. It is also helping to promote a fun-filled Forum educational event for families to learn about creek ecology called "Families in the Creek" to be held on June 11th.
ESC Planning and Design Workshop for Design Professionals, Contractors & Developers, April 28, 2016, Hickory, NC—This workshop is structured to educate and familiarize design professionals, contractors, and developers with topics associated with erosion and sediment control activities, requirements, and best practices in North Carolina as related to the NC Sedimentation Pollution Control Act (SPCA).
Third Annual EPA Region 4 & SEIECA Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, May 16-18, 2016 in Nashville, TN.
2016 AMERICAN ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE—June 7-9, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. This year's theme is “Rooftop to Rivers – Integrating Built and Natural Ecosystems.” Poster presentation proposals will be accepted through April 2016.
EcoStream 2016: Ridgeline to Thalweg Stream Ecology & Restoration Conference August 22-25 in Asheville, NC.
ISSE (TNWRRC's host) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for seed grant funding for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Proposals are due May 31, 2016.
The newly formed Advisory Board for the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TNWRRC) held its first meeting in Knoxville on March 2 at the TNWRRC offices. The members of the Advisory Board are from state agencies, DOE, TVA, and the private sector, and the goal of the meeting is to enhance collaboration for advancing water resource research, education, and outreach in Tennessee.
Tennessee Stormwater Management Training offers multiple educational resources and training opportunities, including the preparation and implementation of stormwater pollution prevention plans for construction activities (TNEPSC Level 1 & Level 2), and the design and management of stormwater runoff from developed areas (SCM Design & Inspection and Maintenance).
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