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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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Webinar On Modeling Potential Wetland Impacts Using NOAA's Sea Level Rise Viewer

The data, methods and factors for potential wetland impact modeling will be the focus of URISA Texas’ June talk.

Nate Herold, a physical scientist with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management in Charleston, S.C., will lead a webinar called “Modeling Potential Wetland Impacts Due to Sea Level Rise in NOAA's Sea Level Rise Viewer” at noon June 27.

Herold will give an overview of the NOAA's Sea Level Rise Viewer, where he...

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Texas and United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK

In the June 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, predictions for the continuance of ENSO-neutral throughout the fall have increased in confidence by approximately 5 percent. Although the continuance of ENSO-neutral is favored, chances for El Niño remain elevated. If El Niño does 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

Drought conditions in the central Plains and the Midwest have worsened after continued dry and warm weather. Conversely, moderate to heavy rainfall in the Southeast alleviated some of the dryer areas along the eastern Gulf and southern Atlantic coasts. There were also some small improvements to conditions in the South where scattered showers occurred, but overall conditions mostly deteriorated because of rising summer temperatures.

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David Bennett Elected WEAT Secretary

Continuing our support and participation in the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT), David Bennett was elected secretary of the organization at the Texas Water conference in April.

David is an Associate in the Central Texas ...

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George Kelley, Murphy Parks Discuss Dam Assessments in Magazine

Freese and Nichols’ George Kelley and Murphy Parks are featured in the April issue of Municipal Water Leader, offering insight into dam risk assessments in the wake of the Oroville Dam incident.

Kelley and Parks examine some key takeaways, gave tips for dam owners to ensure safety and looked at the dam from an engineering perspective.

Kelley is a senior water resources engineer in the Atlanta Metro office; Parks is a Principal and Water Resources Design Practice Leader in Fort Worth.

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Here are 5 things you need to know about Senate Bill 1511

Following the close of the legislative session, a few less widely publicized bills are poised to make significant changes to Texas’ State and Regional Water Planning Process.

The planning process was first established by the legislature in 1997 with Senate Bill 1 (SB1). To implement SB1, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) divided the state into 16...

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URISA Texas Hosts Webinar On Near-Real-Time Flood Impact Mapping

The latest updates in helping safety officials anticipate flood impacts will be the focus of URISA Texas’ May talk.

Dr. David K. Arctur, a research scientist at the Center for Water and Environment, will lead a webinar called “Developing Near-Real-Time Flood Impact Mapping In Texas” from noon to 1 p.m. May 23.

NOAA's National Water Center started publishing hourly streamflow forecasts in August. The ...

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