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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced $32 million in funding opportunities for desalination construction projects and water reclamation and reuse projects under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) . Applications are due by June 28. For more information regarding this or other water funding opportunities, contact me at mark.evans@freese.com .

Desalination Projects

This opportunity is for sponsors of ocean and brackish water...

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Are you being smart with how you're managing your water supply?

As the demand and limited availability for water in Texas increase, the need for responsible management and consideration of sustainable alternatives also increase.

Join Marisa Flores-Gonzalez ( Austin Water) as she discusses the implementation of the 100-Year Austin Water Forward plan, as well as Zach Huff ( Tarrant Regional Water District) and Spandana Tummuri (Freese and Nichols) sharing their experiences developing...

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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 Natural Resources Conservation Service ’s National Design, Construction and Soil Mechanics...

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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.

Thursday, April 4

Title: Tunneling: Trending Solution for Challenging Urban Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Conveyance...

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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 broadens the scope of the 2002 Bioterrorism Act.

What are the basic requirements?

Sec. 2013 Community Water System Risk and Resilience: Replaces SDWA Section 1433 (2002 Bioterrorism Act) and...

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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 competitions in the United States since 1996, and he was invited to observe the international process in August 2018.

The competition, which is open to projects on...

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TagsWEAT, Water, competition, world, sweden,

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 Project Information Form ; forms submitted in previous years must be updated to be included for the fiscal 2020 priority list.

The Clean...

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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 information regarding this...

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

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