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In the fight against erosion, articulated concrete blocks serve as an option to armor auxiliary spillways.

A new chapter in the National Engineering Handbook – reviewed by Freese and Nichols’ Grady Hillhouse, PE, and Colin Young, PE – covers articulated concrete blocks (ACBs), its usages, new design methodologies, design considerations, maintenance and installation guidance.

Grady and Colin worked in collaboration with the ...

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We're excited about our 17 presentations and two posters at Texas Water. 

From utility management to drinking water quality to engineering ethics, our presentations address your challenges. With 13 offices across Texas, we are the experts next door that you can rely on. We look forward to seeing you at the presentations and booth 430.

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Note: This is a second part in a series about the AWIA of 2018. Read the first part here.

With Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey focusing increased attention on vulnerabilities and preparedness, the American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 significantly...

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A trip by account director Ray Longoria to the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize International Competition in Stockholm, Sweden, has been featured in TexasWET magazine.

Ray, a past president of the Water Environment Association of Texas, has judged a majority of the SJWP...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is accepting Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Project Information Forms to be included in the initial Project Priority List for the 2020 fiscal year. They are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.

To be included, entities must submit a completed...

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With the new year comes new funding opportunities. 

Applications are now being accepted for three of the WaterSMART grant programs for Fiscal Year 2019 through the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. The three programs are Drought Resiliency, Small-Scale Water Efficiency, and Water & Energy Efficiency.

Contact your Freese and Nichols Project Manager to explore ways that your project might qualify under these programs.

For more...

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TagsWater, Funding, grant, water funding, WaterSMART, reclamation,

Looking at an industry-accepted practice, a Freese and Nichols study examined the use of small slotted drainage pipes in dams.

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials recently featured the findings of Marc Miller, PE, left, and Grady Hillhouse, PE, right, in the Journal of Dam Safety...

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Water systems across the U.S. have compliance deadlines beginning in March 2020 to assess infrastructure risks from natural and man-made hazards and to develop plans for emergency response and improved resiliency against those risks.

The American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 contains new requirements for risk and resiliency planning and documentation...

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