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.
4th Annual Watershed Symposium, held September 15, 2015, was a huge success!! Read about it here.
West High Students Partner with UT on Environmental Study—A UT study on how trees affect water runoff in urban areas is fully under way, thanks in part to students at West High School in Knoxville. The concept—Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure Installations—was initiated with $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forestry Service.The West High students teamed with several UT departments, including the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center. UT’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment played a crucial role in the project, helping bring together various aspects of the university and community that might not otherwise be partnered, such as the College of Engineering and the Institute of Agriculture.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has revived River Neighbors, a publication produced to keep river neighbors informed. This new version will include lots of information about all the natural resources in the Valley.
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS—The 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Conference (to be held June 21-23, 2016 in Pensacola Beach, FL) is soliciting proposals for special sessions. Session proposals are due October 19.
EPA's FREE Green Infrastructure Webcast Series
—Winter Weather O&M for Green Infrastructure on October 6. Registration opens in late September.
VUSP PA STORMWATER SYMPOSIUM 2015: The 9th Stormwater Management symposium is being conducted by the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) on October 14-15, 2015.
TENNESSEE STORMWATER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE will be held at Falls Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, Tennessee, on October 20-22, 2015. This year’s theme is “Fall into Green.” Presentations should inspire and educate, provide realistic and cost-effective solutions to managing stormwater runoff, and use innovative approaches to meeting MS4 permit requirements.
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).
Dr. Terry Hazen, Director of the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE), announced the appointment, effective September 1, 2015, of Dr. Thanos Papanicolaou as Director of the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TNWRRC). Dr. Papanicolaou is Professor and Henry Goodrich Chair of Excellence in UT’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and also serves as Chief Editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE. “Dr. Papanicolaou’s appointment will serve to enhance ISSE’s and TNWRRC’s mission as a Center of Excellence here at UT,” said Dr. Hazen. “We are so pleased to have him aboard.”
The Tennessee Division of Water Resources is pleased to announce the availability of the Tennessee Permanent Stormwater Management and Design Guidance Manual, First Edition. The manual includes site design standards for stormwater runoff reduction management and is intended to be a resource to local permanent stormwater management programs.
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