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CEE Professor Thanos Papanicolaou Appointed Co-Chair of Working Group for Governor Haslam’s TN H2O Project

Thanos PapanicolaouCEE Professor Thanos Papanicolaou was recently appointed to serve as co-chair of the Surface Water working group of Governor Bill Haslam’s TN H2O Project, established to develop a statewide water plan to better understand strategic water resource needs and priorities for the state. The project will address several issues which highlight the need for a comprehensive assessment of water resources in Tennessee, include water claims, droughts, failures of aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and contentious interstate battles over rights to water. The Surface Water task force will focus on future water resources available in the states lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands.