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Catch our presentations below at the 2019 TFMA Fall Summit.

Title: Hands-on HEC-RAS 2D Workshop When : 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 Presenters: Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM Holly Ahumada, PE, CFM What: This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of the new capabilities of HEC-RAS 5. For over two decades, the US Army Corps of Engineers’ free HEC-RAS software has been the industry-leading standard for hydraulic river modeling and channel...

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The Engineering Management Institute (see EMI podcast interview with our me here ) has partnered with PPI-Kaplan to provide a discount to FE, PE, and SE exam prep materials.

You can receive a 15% discount on PPI's products, by visiting their website here , and using the coupon code EMI15 . PPI has helped over 4 million engineers pass their licensure exam (including me) and become leaders in their fields. Please note that the...

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Tagsprofessional development, career, PE Exam, FE exam, test,

City Hall in Colleyville, Texas, looks out on a 140-by-140-foot flat area of lawn with no trees or distinguishing features. But not for long.

City leaders envisioned turning that unadorned lawn into a dynamic public space with a critical linkage to City Hall and the Public Library . The goals included creating a signature gathering place for residents of this city of 25,000 residents nestled between Fort Worth and Dallas, while making...

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Tagslandscape architecture, city hall, public space, urban design,

Note: This is the fifth part in a series about the AWIA of 2018. Read the first parts: part one here , part two here , part three here and part four here.

The clock is ticking for U.S. water systems to comply with the American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 requirements for Risk and Resilience Assessments and Emergency Response Planning.

Compliance deadlines begin in March 2020 for water utilities...

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TagsAWIA of 2018, EPA, water infrastructure, resiliency, asset management, asset, emergency response,

Drought conditions increased throughout the United States. DSCI (drought severity and coverage index) increased from 18 to 24, which was the largest DSCI across the country since early April. Dryness and drought conditions expanded across wide-ranging areas of the contiguous 48 states, with the exception of certain areas in the Southeast. Overall, the percent area of D0 (abnormally dry), D1 (moderate drought) and D2 (severe drought) expanded across the U.S. In particular, hot, dry...

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TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

Overall, oceanic and atmospheric conditions were consistent with a weakening El Niño. In the July 2019 Climate Prediction Center update, it was predicted that a transition from El Niño to ENSO (El Niño/Southern Oscillation)-neutral is expected to occur in the next month or two. ENSO-neutral conditions are most likely to remain through the fall and winter in the Northern Hemisphere. To read more, click here .

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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TagsLa Nina, Forecasts, Drought Outlook, Drought Maps, Climate,

In workplaces across the country, employees are increasingly feeling the burn of burnout. Learning to counter it is another useful workplace skill.

A Gallup Poll last year of 7,500 full-time employees, found that 23% of reported feeling burned out at work very often, while 44% reported feeling burned out sometimes.

Feeling burned out can also affect life outside the office. Gallup also reported that employees who reported feeling burned out are 23%...

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Tagsburnout, stress, workplace, anxiety, stress relief, career,

Note: This is the fourth part in a series about the AWIA of 2018. Read the first here , second here and third here.

On Aug. 1, the U.S. EPA released additional information related to the American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Section 2013 Risk and Resilience and Emergency Response Plan requirements. In addition to an updated web tool, the EPA provided guidance for baseline threats, an emergency response plan template and an...

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TagsEPA, water infrastructure, resiliency, asset management, asset, emergency response, AWIA of 2018,