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Category: Innovations & Solutions

Urban Heat Youth Fellows Program

Announcing the Urban Heat Youth Fellows Program! The Cumberland River Compact is partnering with MTSU professors Dr. Adelle Monteblanco and Dr. Alisa Hass to offer the Urban Heat Youth Fellows program, an environmental leadership and research summer program for 15 – 18-year-old urban Nashville residents. The program focuses on understanding the science of high temperatures […]

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The Water Industry’s Impending Silver Tsunami (with TN Assoc. Utility Districts, Pellissippi State, Cumberland River Compact, and TN STEM Innovation Network)

Subscribe to River Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google. Summary: Clean and abundant water is provided to communities across the United States by skilled and trained environmental professionals. Yet the water workforce is facing an impending retirement crisis, with an expected 30 to 50 percent of the workforce retiring in the next decade. The crisis has reached […]

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Underwater Rainforests of Life: Stories of Southeastern Biodiversity (with. Dr. Anna George, Tennessee Aquarium)

 Summary: The rivers and streams of the southeastern United States feature astounding biodiversity, warranting the nickname of “underwater rainforests” of life. From the colorful tangerine darter to the charismatic river chub and the prehistoric sturgeon, you can find a little bit of everything in our waterways. Yet we also know these species are threatened […]

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Innovative Stream Restoration in Mansker Creek (with Adam Spiller and Zach Mryncza, KCI Technologies)

   The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021–2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The Decade positions the restoration of ecosystems as a major nature-based solution towards meeting a wide range of global development goals and national priorities. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. The Cumberland […]

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Healing the Creek that Runs Through the Heart of Nashville

This post was also published on the North American Association of Environmental Education’s blog to celebrate World Environment Day 2021. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore”, and will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).  The Cumberland River basin sits within the third most biodiverse freshwater ecosystem in the […]

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