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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map for April 17 through July 31, 2014 shows drought to persist or intensify in most of the southwestern United States. In Texas, drought is expected to develop, persist or intensify throughout parts of West Texas and the Panhandle. In the eastern and southern portions of the state, drought improvement or removal is likely. To view the NOAA U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map, click here

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Texas Water 2014 is just around the corner, and Freese and Nichols will once again be in attendance to offer a variety of relevant, local project presentations and posters to attendees.

If you are attending, you can connect with one of our professionals in booth 107/109. We also invite you to join us at one of our technical sessions. Here’s a look at the papers, presentations and posters we will be sharing at this year’s conference in Dallas.

Tuesday, April 15

  • 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Impacts of Drought
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The Texas Water Development Board announced the launch of an interactive website that allows water users to “take an up-close look at data in the 2012 State Water Plan and how water needs change over time.”

The website shows a map of Texas’ 16 regional water planning groups and identifies the water needs of each, sorted by a number of categories. Users can click, zoom into and hover over areas of the map to display information about each region.

TWDB has plans to add population...

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Congratulations to Bob Pence and Jason Crawley, who have been honored by the Water Environment Association of Texas.

Bob, our President and CEO, has been named the 2014 WEAT Pillar of the Profession. This recognition is given to an individual for substantial contributions toward improvement of the water environment and a distinguished career in the treatment or water quality industry.

A practicing Environmental Engineer in Texas for more than 35 years, Bob has overseen innovative work in energy recovery, nutrient removal piloting and...

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In addition to the announcement posted last week, here is another opportunity to consider:

Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) and High Unit Cost Grants (HUC) (also known as the State Grant Program)

These two grant programs are included in the state Drinking Water Reserve and Wastewater Reserve accounts. The amount of HUC grants awarded for three consecutive fiscal years may not exceed $3 million and the amount of TAG grants awarded...

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Follow @FNI_Water to stay informed on important water news, drought conditions, funding sources and more. 

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Be sure to take a look at these upcoming funding opportunities. Both applications are due April 1, 2014:

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently published a request for applications for the CWSRF loan program. Approximately $50 million is available to design and/or construct wastewater facilities. 

Community Development Block Grant –...

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Gov. Rick Perry announced his appointment of Kathleen Thea Jackson of Beaumont to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Kathleen is a registered professional engineer and former public affairs manager for Exxon Mobil Corp. Her expertise in water includes serving as a board member for the Texas Water Conservation Association and as a member of the Sabine and Neches Rivers Bay and Estuary Environmental Flows Stakeholder Committee and the Lower Neches Basin Water Quality Assessment Program Steering Committee. To read more about Jackson, please view the full...

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