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Just as trees’ inner rings tell the story of their growth, their roots can reveal how quickly the earth is washing away around them. It’s critical information for addressing watershed problems.

Freese and Nichols’ Bryan Dick, left, and Ian Jewell, right, not only adapted a method for reading exposed tree roots to measure rates of riverbank erosion, but our team is using the technique for a growing list of clients.

Since...

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Tagsroot dendrogeomorphology, Dendrogeomorphology, Oklahoma, Erosion, streambank, pollution,

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, we’re partnering with the National Society of Professional Engineers to celebrate the engineers who keep the world running .

Freese and Nichols actively supports NSPE. Oklahoma Division Manager Tricia Hatley serves as vice president and will eventually serve as president in 2020-21.

Whether it’s designing highways to planning out water resources for cities, engineers shape the infrastructure of tomorrow, and it’s important to celebrate them on National Engineers...

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Grady Hillhouse, Water Resource Dam and Levee Design Engineer in San Antonio, runs an educational YouTube channel, Practical Engineering , which focuses on home-built demonstrations of fundamental engineering concepts while also advocating for the profession.

What started off as a fun, creative way to introduce engineering to his wife’s elementary class on Career Day in 2015 is now a hobby that has amassed a following of more than half a...

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TagsPractical Engineering, geotechnical, youtube, community involvement, education,

Freese and Nichols joins several national organizations today to commemorate National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

There are more than 90,000 dams across the United States, many of which are vital to the nation’s infrastructure by providing drinking water, holding back flood waters, storing water to irrigate crops, providing recreation opportunities, and controlling rivers for navigable transportation. In addition, dams provide nearly half of the nation's clean, renewable electricity through hydropower generation.

Yet dams...

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Freese and Nichols is partnering with the American Water Works Association and the water community to recognize the vital role drinking water plays in our daily lives.

Every day we work with you to make our water safer, cleaner and available in your faucet. As part of National Drinking Water Week , we looked into simple ways you can conserve water for future generations.

This year’s theme is to “Protect the...

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Tagsawwa, drinking water, reservoir, Conservation, Reuse,

We're excited about our 22 presentations at Texas Water.

From asset management to wastewater collection 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 631.

See all of our presentations below by topic or click here for a full list by date/time.

Asset Management Professional...

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TagsTexas water, Water conservation, asset management, Wastewater,

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now requesting Letters of Interest for water infrastructure projects across the country for consideration under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program with as much as $5.5 billion in loans available.

Those seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by July 6.

WIFIA credit can be used for a wide range of projects, including drinking water treatment and distribution...

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TagsFunding, EPA, wifia, water infrastructure,

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

Securing a safe and reliable source of water is a primary goal for any municipality. This is especially so in Texas, which in recent years has experienced record-breaking droughts and population growth.

Currently, Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) population growth estimates predict an additional 12 million people in Texas by 2050. Coupled with the Environmental Protection Agency prediction of...

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Tagswater resources, Groundwater, TWDB, EPA,

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