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Freese and Nichols is proud to host the next five-day asset management certification course conducted by the Institute for Asset Management. The class will be Feb. 25 to March 1 at our office in Austin, Texas.

Why is this course beneficial?

At the end of the course, attendees will be certified in internationally recognized

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We’re proud to announce a new, user-friendly tool for developing water conservation plans and regional water plans, along with upcoming training.

As part of the consultant team for the Texas Water Development Board, Freese and Nichols provided input in the development of the Texas Municipal Water...

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Winter is coming – the first official day of winter is Dec. 21.

As a dam owner, you can take advantage of these changed conditions by going out and doing an inspection. 

Here are some things to look for as Old Man Winter approaches.

  • Hopefully you got that end-of-season mowing completed and now the vegetation is not obscuring your ability to take a good look at your dam. Look for deficiencies that may have occurred due to our
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Louisiana’s coastal bayous and bays are vital to more than just its ecological health, providing the recreational, industrial and cultural basis for Louisiana’s economy. Louisiana is blessed with an abundance of surface water, so much so that the use of that surface water, for industrial, municipal and petrochemical pursuits has not reached the point where aquatic ecosystems have suffered. 

But with increases in population and the petrochemical industry...

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Operators of water resource and recovery facilities (WRRFs) are increasingly interested in using carbon-capture technologies such as high-rate activated sludge (HRAS) systems to minimize carbon oxidation and maximize organic carbon recovery and methane potential through biosorption of biodegradable organics into the biomass.

I worked with an international research team to study a universal process model for HRAS for maximizing carbon capture from...

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To be more cost-effective and energy-efficient, cities increasingly are shifting their wastewater treatment plants toward energy-recovery systems. And the high-rate activated sludge system (HRAS) is becoming the backbone of energy-efficient wastewater treatment processes.

But not enough research has been done on the various carbon-removal technologies available. And there is a need to better understand and improve nitrogen and phosphorous management in...

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Note: This is part two in a series. Read part one here.

When we think of recycling, we tend to think about materials: plastics, cardboard, glass and metals, but not water. Materials recycling is successful for a multitude of reasons, but one of the primary drivers of recycling is securing reliable long-term resources. That same reasoning can (and should)...

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We've expanded our water/wastewater capabilities for clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast United States by hiring Paula Feldman, PE and Eric Nease, PE.

Feldman and Nease, who owned Engineered Horizons, will lead our East Coast water/...

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