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The Asian Carp Battle

Water Center researchers look for ways to manage the species while preserving the lake's important lake tourism and sport fisheries industries.

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Plans to Collaborate

A River and Streams Network for Tennessee?

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Focus on Biodiversity

"Buffalo" fish travel upstream to Citico creek

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Center at a Glance


Every fiscal year, we look back at how we did and how we can improve.  In the 2019-20 fiscal year, we did the following:

  • Received $1.2 million in state appropriations
  • Earned $2.3 million in external funding (which is a $1.96 return per state dollar)
  • Managed 38 active grants, with five nearing completion 
  • Submitted 25 new proposals
  • Supported eight staff members, 41 graduate students and 61 hourly student workers
  • Worked with four faculty focus area leaders and 14 faculty principal investigators
  • Published 13 peer-reviewed papers and made 40 professional presentations

The Water Center has a long-standing tradition of applied research in service to the people of Tennessee, the nation and the world.  Over the past year, the Center has refocused its efforts to better meet the needs of water managers by asking the question, "Who are the end users of our research, and is our research meeting and supporting their information needs?"  We then try to determine the ones that are the most high priority and assemble scientific teams with the right expertise to meet them.  Explore the links to the left to learn more about our specific research focus areas and the exciting projects happening within them. 


Photo Inset:  The Striated Darter, Etheostoma striatulum, is one of the rarest fishes in the U.S. and is found in only one of Tennessee's many river systems.  

 

 

 

 

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