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 is housed within the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
TNWRRC Senior Researcher Dr. Bruce Tschantz has been invited to make a November 20 presentation at the 29th Annual Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar (CEPDS) at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Seminar is sponsored by Purdue, ASCE, the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. It will offer tracks on Bridges, Geotechnical, Transportation and Water Resources. Dr. Tschantz will present an afternoon Water Resources track session on the Hazards and Public Safety at Low Head (in-channel) Dams, with discussion on mitigation measures and strategies for reducing public hazard. The State of Indiana is concerned about public safety hazards at its dams and is looking at different engineering and legislative strategies for addressing this issue following several recent fatalities around its approximately 100 low-head dams. Dr. Tschantz has, over the last 25 years, researched, published several articles, consulted on, and made several national presentations on his research of this nation-wide issue.
EPA's Green Infrastructure Webcast Series
—FREE webcast, December 2, 2014, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT on "Green Infrastructure for Localized Flood Management."
The Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (TNEPSC) is a series of certification and training programs for construction site personnel.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: The 4th Annual Watershed Symposium will be held February 24, 2015. The Symposium theme is "Horizons of Environmental and Water Policy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going." This Symposium is supported by the participating colleges (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Law), and has the goals of introducing students to studies associated with watersheds, while providing an opportunity for interactions between academics and professionals working with watersheds. Follow this link to find the presentation submission portal and the registration site for the symposium. Platform and poster presentations are requested. Platform presentations on completed research studies that have marked conclusions are encouraged. Poster presentations are great opportunities for graduate students and others to share the early phase/ongoing work of research projects and studies. View information on the Watershed Symposiums from previous years here.
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