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Effective Sept. 1, Carlos Rubinstein, Bech Bruun and Mary Ann Williamson are the new full-time members of the three member board of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). Gov. Rick Perry announced the new members today. The purpose of the board is to "provide leadership, planning, and financial and technical assistance for the responsible development of water for Texas."

Read the full announcement here.

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Freese and Nichols, Inc. is hosting an Innovative Funding Seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Pearland, Texas.

This class will focus on select grant and loan opportunities that are available for stormwater, transportation, water resources, water and wastewater studies and projects. Instructors and facilitators include:

  • Stephanie Griffin, P.E., CFM, Funding Specialist, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • Ron Bavarian, P.E., Infrastructure Group Manager, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • Alan Hutson, P.E., ENV SP, Water/Wastewater Group Manager, Freese
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced on their website that they are accepting nominations for the 2014 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards:

  • “These annual awards recognize achievements across Texas that significantly reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and prevent pollution. Deadline for applications is Oct. 4.”

Read the full announcement on TCEQ’s website.

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As Texas continues to feel the effects of drought, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) are asking citizens across the state to help them “capture what the drought looks like for them” by sharing photos of their surroundings. The photo campaign launched Aug. 5 on Flickr, a public photo-sharing website, and already has more than 100 photos posted. The departments are also encouraging Texans to post their photos to Twitter and Instagram, using...

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The Texas Water Infrastructure Coordination Committee (TWICC) is holding a drought workshop on Thursday, August 1 at the Abilene Civic Center in Abilene, Texas. The purpose of the workshop is “to provide information about funding and other assistance for public water systems and other entities.” There is no registration fee for this workshop, but space is limited, so sign up today. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, July 30. View the workshop PDF for instructions on how to register and for more...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has made an announcement on their website stating there has been a 25 basis point reduction in the interest rates offered for Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) projects.

Visit TWDB's website to view the full announcement.

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has announced that the 83rd Legislature approved three bills as part of a package to provide funding for State Water Plan projects. The bills propose creation of a new fund, the State Water Implemenation Fund for Texas (or SWIFT). Before using any of the funds, Texas voters must first consider the amendment creating the SWIFT, which is up for election on November 5th.

Read the full announcement on TWDB's website.

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is holding a period of public review and comment before approval and adoption of the draft State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2014 State Revolving Fund (SRF) Intended Use Plans (IUPs) expected on August 15, 2013. These documents are available online:

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