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.
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.
The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center was recently featured in Impact: a weekly newsletter from the Office of Community Engagement & Research. Read "Making a Difference: Tennessee Water Resources Research Center."
EPA's FREE Green Infrastructure Webcast Series
—Paying for Stormwater: The Benefits of a Utility on July 7, 2015. Registration opens in late June.
2015 ANNUAL UT WATERSHED SYMPOSIUM—The 4th annual symposium on watersheds has been rescheduled for September 15, 2015 (due to inclement weather on February 24). Its theme is "Horizons of Environmental and Water Policy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going." Additional information will be available soon.
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).
The Institute for Water Resources (IWR), US Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), requests proposals for grants to support applied investigations in select topic areas. Proposals must be submitted to the Institute for Water Resources by 4:00 PM, Eastern Time, Friday, July 17, 2015. See attached file for additional information.
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.
The manual can be downloaded from our Permanent Stormwater Management Training website. Also available on the website are the Tennessee Runoff Reduction Assessment Tool (TNRRAT), TNRRAT tutorial videos, information on upcoming training courses, and other related stormwater resources. The website is best viewed using Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 11 browsers. If you have any questions or comments, please email using the Permanent Stormwater Management Training website contact tab or by calling the Tennessee Stormwater hotline at 865 946-3009.
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