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4th Annual Watershed Symposium

The UT faculty associated with the Watershed minors sponsored the 4th Watershed Symposium on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Hollingsworth Auditorium/Plant Biotech Building 156/157 on the Ag (West) Campus of UT. 

THEME: Horizons of Water and Environmental 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.

Tentative schedule

7:30 AM Check-in/registration
8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome
8:15 - 8:45 AM History of the Clean Water Act, Paul Davis, Water Resources Consultant, former TDEC Water Quality Division Manager (retired)
8:45 - 9:30 AM Invited Technical Presentations (invited): Robby Karesh, TDEC; Damon Hearne, Little Tennessee River Native Fish Conservation Area and Trout Unlimited Conservation Director; Robby Karesh, TDEC Water Resources Division Stormwater Director
9:30-9:45 AM Break/refreshments
9:45 - 11:30 AM Keynote/Panel Discussion moderated by Professor Becky Jacobs, College of Law: Jim Giattina (USEPA Region 4 Water Protection Division Director), Shari Meghreblian (TDEC Deputy Commissioner); Sally Palmer, (Science Director Nature Conservancy), Rodney Knight (USGS Water Science Center, Nashville); Professor Dean Rivkin, UTK College of Law; Bob Sneed (Water Management Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District Office)
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch (food trucks - on your own) and student poster session
12:45 - 2:20 PM Technical Session 1: Dr. Thanos Papanicolaou, UTK Goodrich Chair + 5 accepted papers
2:20 - 2:30 PM Break/refreshments
2:30 - 2:50 Dr. Eddy Langendoen, USDA, ARS Nationl Sedimentation Laboratory
3:10 - 3:20 PM Break/refreshments
3:20 - 4:35 PM Technical Session II
4:35 - 6:00 PM Student poster session

Free parking and shuttle (starting 7:15 AM PM, ending at 5:30, every 15 minutes) at Laurel Church of Christ parking lot, 3457 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Click here to register and/or submit an abstract for consideration for a poster or oral presentation (due Jan 12, 2015). Registration is free but we encourage you to register.



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Dr. John Schwartz
Dept. Civil and Envir. Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Tel. 974-7721