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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has some remaining uncommitted loan funding available for “shovel-ready” water and wastewater construction projects. Applications are due Friday, January 4, 2013. 

The TWDB will soon be accepting applications for the next round of Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan programs. Project Information Forms are due to the TWDB on March 1, 2013.

Please contact Jill Trevino at Freese and Nichols with questions about these funding opportunities.

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The Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University presents "Low Impact Development (LID) in Houston" on Feb. 26, 2013. This one-day event will cover the theory and practice of LID for Houston and will host a distinguished group of speakers that includes academia. The workshop flyer can be downloaded here.

This workshop is open to all engineers, architects, planners, developers, city and county officials, and students interested in LID.

The event is only...

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Congratulations to Robert Thompson on receiving his Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) from the University of Texas at Dallas. Robert is a GIS Analyst for the Stormwater Engineering group in the Freese and Nichols Dallas Office.  Robert's master's project was a spatio-temporal analysis of a simulated levee breach. He approximated how long it would take to flood the area behind the breach and analyzed the hazard impact using GIS-based methods. He also created a 3-D simulation of the flooding to visually illustrate the incremental flooding and times associated with...

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This post is an update regarding the June 12 post North Texas Low Impact Development Design Competition Kicked Off May 23rd.

On Nov. 7 of this week, the North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum named Freese and Nichols the winner of the Green Roadway Challenge in the Low Impact Development Design Competition​! Our design team's submittal, a retrofit of South Lamar Street in Dallas, received this...

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November 15 is Texas Recycles Day. This day to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling started in Texas in 1994 and became a national event in 1997.

Participants across the country are hosting recycling events throughout the season to raise awareness for this day. Visit http://americarecyclesday.org/ to find a recycling event near you. For more information, contact Kim Patak.

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This year’s Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) Fall Conference was held in Rockwall, Texas from September 19-21, 2012.

Freese and Nichols’ staff presented the following topics for the Fall 2012 conference, which are now available for download (click the title to view the presentation):

Using Calibrated Hydrology, Unsteady Hydraulics, and Stream Geomorphology to Better Define Flooding and Erosion Risks Along Marys Creek

  • Hector Olmos, PE, CFM – Freese
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The Still Creek Watershed in Bryan, Texas, had a habit of flooding in unexpected places. Some areas along the creek and its tributaries flooded on a regular basis. Other areas like the Lynndale Acres subdivision had a history of flooding outside of the Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain. This area was identified by the City's Stormwater CIP Masterplan as the most severe flooding problem in Bryan due in part to storms in 2007 and 2009 that flooded over a dozen homes each occurrence. This area of Bryan also included numerous repetitive flood loss properties and a couple of severe...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a request for applications for their Flood Protection Planning (FPP) Grant. The FPP can be used to develop flood protection studies and/or plans for watersheds to address flooding in a watershed. 

Freese and Nichols has been successful in assisting our clients in obtaining this grant. The FPP grant provides 50 percent matching funds. The total available funding allocated to this program is $900,000. 

The application deadline is January 23, 2013. Please contact Freese and Nichols if you have any questions about a...

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