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TCEQ Provides Update on General Permit Renewals

TCEQ’s Water Quality Advisory Work Group (WQAWG) held a Stakeholder meeting on Tuesday to discuss updates regarding the Phase II MS4 General Permit (TXR040000) and the Stormwater Construction General Permit (TXR150000).

Phase II MS4 General Permit Renewal

The current Texas Phase II MS4 General Permit expires Dec. 13, 2018. The renewal permit will incorporate two federal rules. The Federal Remand Rule (effective January 2017) specifies permits must be clear, specific and...

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Texas and United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK

In the July 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, the continuance of ENSO-neutral is favored throughout the fall and winter of 2017-18. The ENSO-neutral prediction carries about 50-55 percent confidence level. Chances of El Niño remain elevated (~35-45 percent). If El Niño were to develop, it could mean wetter weather across the southwest U.S. To read more, click here.

In the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook update covering...

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CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS in Texas and the United States

The Eastern U.S. continued to remain drought free with just a few areas remaining abnormally dry. Drought conditions in the West worsened as temperatures remained higher than normal. Areas of drought expanded in the central Plains to the Midwest due to the below-normal precipitation and excessive heat. Small areas in North Dakota and Montana are now in a state of exceptional drought.

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Land Use Planning in the Internet Era: Ask the Right Questions

Market Trends

The Internet’s potential to redefine how we shop has been speculated since the late 1990s.  A storm has been brewing over the brick-and-mortar retail industry for decades, but the power of the storm is only just now being realized. How bad is the storm? According to CNN Money and the ...

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Freese and Nichols Presents TWDB Funding Workshops

In an effort to engage people in their own backyards, Freese and Nichols is holding workshops about funding  projects with a focus on stormwater and flood mitigation.

Collaborating with the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition and Texas Water Development Board, Freese and Nichols is sponsoring and presenting TWDB funding workshops titled “Digging Deeper into the...

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Freese and Nichols Presents TWDB Funding Workshops

In an effort to engage people in their own backyards, Freese and Nichols is holding workshops about funding  projects with a focus on stormwater and flood mitigation.

Collaborating with the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition and Texas Water Development Board, Freese and Nichols is sponsoring and presenting TWDB funding workshops titled “Digging Deeper into the...

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Freese and Nichols University hosts ‘Ready for the Regulators’ Webinar

If you're in the wastewater business, regulators may analyze your system/plant performance — and you'll need to be ready. Freese and Nichols University will host the Skype Webinar “Ready for the Regulators?” 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  Central on June 28. In this webinar, FNI’s legal and engineering experts will help you navigate the complex terrain of wastewater enforcement from both state and federal regulators.

We'll present recommendations so you can be ready when regulators knock on your door....

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Southeast Young Professionals Lend a Helping Hand

Young Professionals (YPs) from the Freese and Nichols Pearland office participated in a Trash Bash at Terry Hershey Park and helped feed the local community at the Houston Food Bank.
Pictured from left are Carlos Gularte, Carrie French and Ishita Rahman.

Ishita Rahman, Water...

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