UTK Institute Designated EPA Watershed Management Center of Excellence

In a first-of-its-kind partnership between a university and a non-governmental organization, UT’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) and the Cumberland River Compact (CRC) have been named, collectively, a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management.

The designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency means that ISSE and CRC will take on a critical role in restoring and protecting Tennessee’s polluted waterways.

"The Center of Excellence Program is a very nice tool that will allow us and CRC to partner with organizations that have a stake in watershed management and be able to pool resources more effectively to improve Tennessee waters," said ISSE Director Randall W. Gentry.

More information on ISSE is available online at http://isse.utk.edu.