Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI)

2017 News

Erika Hernandez, a Research Assistant at KWRRI, was featured in the University of Kentucky Civil Engineering News.  Read about her research work here.

The Kentucky River Watershed Watch Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at BCTCS-Newtown Campus.  Please plan to attend and learn about 2017 sampling results, as well as network with fellow samplers and hear about a variety of water quality topics.

Kentucky River Authority Watershed Grants are available.  Application deadline is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Click here for more details and a link to the application form.

Applications for the annual USGS 104B Student Research Enhancements Grants for 2018-2019 are due on October 13, 2017.  The application instructions can be found here.

Come visit us!  KWRRI will be have an open house on October 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm as part of the national Earth Science Week.  For more information about the events of this week, go to http://www.uky.edu/KGS/news/openhouse2017.php.

This year’s Water Week at University of Kentucky kicks off on Saturday, October 7th and continues through Friday, October 13th. We have numerous water related events, most of which are centered on the theme of climate change. You can learn more about the events by visiting http://tfise.uky.edu/water_week_2017 or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UKWaterWeek/?ref=bookmarks

The Kentucky River Basin Team will meet on Thursday, October 5th at Floracliff Nature Sanctuary (8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY) from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Come at 12:30 pm for a hike to the waterfall at the sanctuary.

KWRRI was awarded two 319(h) grants by the Kentucky Division of Water in 2017.  We will support Headwaters, Inc. in developing watershed plans for Crafts Colly, Sand Lick, and Dry Fork in Letcher County, Kentucky.  Under a separate grant, KWRRI will develop watershed coordinator training modules and training materials and facilitate annual meetings of watershed partners from throughout the state.  Stay tuned for updates on these projects in 2018 and 2019.

KWRRI Symposium was held on March 20, 2017.  The proceedings can be downloaded here.  The awardees can be found here.



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