The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TN WRRC) 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.
It is housed within the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Check out the research policy briefs and white papers at the Baker Center for Public Policy website. Dr. Brandon Prins has released a paper looking at the Obama and Bush (43) administrations. Dr. David Greene has a white paper on transitioning to electric vehicles. Dr. Mary English released a paper addressing the issue of selling TVA. Dr. Carol Harden and her team at the UT Dept. of Geography have written a white paper on The Water Energy Nexus in East Tennessee.
Rainwater Resources partnered with Halls High School as the first Knox County School approved for a rainwater harvesting system! WRRC's Roy Arthur was instrumental in making this project happen.
You are invited to attend "Ecological Design in the Southeast: A Workshop and Design Charrette," April 23-25, 2014, Four Points Sheraton, Asheville, NC. Work with landscape architects, engineers, ecologists, planners, and local stakeholders in a fun, interactive, productive opportunity to practice collaborative, multidisciplinary ecological design.
The U.S. EPA’s Green Infrastructure Program has a listing of upcoming 2014 Webcast Series. This series is generally geared towards public officials and practitioners just beginning to implement green infrastructure, as well as those looking to enhance established programs. Leading academics and professionals from around the country will cover a range of topics and applications, from best practices in operations and maintenance to the intersection of green infrastructure and climate change. The next webinar is May 6, and the topic is "More Bang for the Buck: Integrating Green Infrastructure into Existing Public Works Projects."
Southeast Regional Stormwater Seminar (Atlanta, Georgia, April 8 - 9, 2014)—The program will include updates from EPA on new and proposed rules and regulations affecting the MS4 program, including LID and Green Infrastructure Initiatives, TMDLs and Stormwater compliance.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS—2014 Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference (November 17-20, 2014, Charlotte, NC) is requesting abstract submittals for either oral or poster presentations that are focused on innovations in planning, design, monitoring and assessment of stream restoration efforts for achieving ecological goals and recovering ecosystem services. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2014.
Jon Hathaway, Asst. Professor in UT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, presented a webinar on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. His topic is "Bioretention Research and Design: The State of the Practice." View his PowerPoint Slides here (in PDF).
The Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (TNEPSC) is a certification and training program for construction sites.
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