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.
TN WRRC facilitates research at universities and colleges throughout the region; promotes education and training relevant to water-resources issues; and serves as an information clearinghouse for federal, state, and local government agencies that oversee water-related problems. It is housed within the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK).
News & Events:
An article in the January 9, 2013 issue of the Knoxville News-Sentinel, "Creative Solutions Remedy Beaver Creek Erosion Problems," mentions the Tennessee Water Resources Center and Researcher Roy Arthur.
Dr. Bruce Tschantz was invited to present a national webinar November 2013, on "Identifying Hazards and Improving Public Safety at Low Head Dams," sponsored by the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO). The webinar will focus on the overall danger that low-head dams present to the public, the hydraulic basis of the danger, and alternative design modifications to improve or eliminate the public hazard. Mr. Paul Schweiger, PE and Vice President of Gannett Fleming, Camp Hill, PA, will co-present the webinar with Dr. Tschantz.
Dr. Bruce Tschantz, UT Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Engineer at ISSE's Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TN-WRRC) presented the Tennessee Stormwater Management Assistance, Research, and Training (SMART) Center program to the 4th Annual Tennessee Mining Association (TMA) Conference held in Gatlinburg on October 29, 2012.
Reports & Publications:
Bruce Tschantz made a presentation titled “Temporary Sediment Basins to Permanent Stormwater Detention Ponds – Regulation and Conversion Factors” at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, and American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ASCE-TSPE-ACEC) annual meeting September, 13-14, 2012 in Murfreesboro, TN. The full paper from Dr. Tschantz's invited talk is posted on TN-WRRC's Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) website at http://www.tnepsc.org under "Information >>Resources." Dr. Tschantz's slide presentation was co-authored by Tim Gangaware, Associate Director, ISSE/TN-WRRC, and Kirk Brode, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Chattanooga office.
Bruce A. Tschantz and Kenneth R. Wright. 2011. Hidden Dangers and Public Safety at Low-head Dams. Journal of Dam Safety 9(1): 8-17.14C. Biogeochemistry 108:91-107.
Call for Abstracts:
Water Education Summit: Making a Difference in Your Community, September 24-26, 2013 in Chattanooga, TN. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be focused on one of the following topics: Homeowner Drinking Water and Waste Management; Farmer and Rancher Best Management Practices; Watershed Planning and Stewardship; Youth Water Education; Water Friendly Landscapes: Rainwater Harvesting, Backyard Streams and Rain Gardens; Community Engagement; Education for Public Officials and Decision-Makers; Ecosystem Restoration and Preservation; Innovative Knowledge and Technology Transfer. Call for Abstracts Deadline is June 1, 2013.
Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control—A certification and Training Program for Construction Sites
Center for Watershed Solutions—CWS is a partnership initiative between UT-ISSE and the Cumberland River Compact.