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Leonard Ripley Picked for National Anaerobic Treatment Workshop

Freese and Nichols engineer Leonard Ripley is one of just eight experts selected to participate in a national anaerobic treatment workshop.

The National Science Foundation funded workshop’s purpose is to advance understanding and promote implementation of anaerobic co-digestion at wastewater treatment plants. Co-digestion is the addition of high-strength...

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I'm Planning a Project that Crosses a Levee. Will I Need a 408 Permit?

Owners or engineers who have a project that is near, approaching or crossing a levee often ask, “Do I need a 408 permit?”

What Is the Section 408 Permit?

The Section 408 permit is a requirement for altering a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) civil works project. We all generate questions...

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CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS in Texas and the United States

Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest continued to deteriorate over the past week. The Rockies and Plains benefited from some rain that alleviated abnormally dry conditions in some areas and slowed worsening in others.

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Texas and United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK

In the August 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, the continuance of ENSO-neutral is heavily favored (85% chance) through September 2017. The ENSO-neutral prediction confidence decreases to about 50-55 percent from Dec. 17 through February 2018. To read more, click here.

In the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook update covering July through October, drought conditions are expected to persist in Montana, North Dakota, South...

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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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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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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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