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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 at water systems. Section 2013 of the AWIA contains provisions and deadlines for water systems to assess and...

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Do you have a water, wastewater, and/or stormwater project and you need funding assistance?

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB ) has just opened the solicitation period for projects for the SFY 2020 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (CWSRF & DWSRF, respectively).

Eligible projects submitted during this invitation period, Dec. 20, 2018, through March 1, 2019, will be listed in...

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The Texas Water Development Board is now accepting Abridged Applications for the 2019 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, or SWIFT .

Abridged applications are due Feb. 1.

Through four funding cycles, the SWIFT program has committed $6.2 billion to fund recommended water management strategy projects listed in the Texas State Water Plan . The program features...

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced 11 funding opportunities for more than $100 million through their 2019 WaterSmart programs .

WaterSmart Grants – $34 million for the planning and implementation of actions to increase water supply through investments to modernize existing infrastructure and reduce local water conflicts.

Water and Energy Efficiency Grants - Water management improvements that result in quantifiable water savings and support...

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We’re proud to announce a new, user-friendly tool for developing water conservation plans and regional water plans, along with upcoming training.

As part of the consultant team for the Texas Water Development Board , Freese and Nichols provided input in the development of the Texas Municipal Water Conservation Planning Tool (MWCPT) to ease the planning processes, preventing inconsistencies in savings calculation methodologies and target setting. This tool was...

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Winter is coming – the first official day of winter is Dec. 21.

As a dam owner, you can take advantage of these changed conditions by going out and doing an inspection.

Here are some things to look for as Old Man Winter approaches.

  • Hopefully you got that end-of-season mowing completed and now the vegetation is not obscuring your ability to take a good look at your dam.
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Louisiana’s coastal bayous and bays are vital to more than just its ecological health, providing the recreational, industrial and cultural basis for Louisiana’s economy. Louisiana is blessed with an abundance of surface water, so much so that the use of that surface water, for industrial, municipal and petrochemical pursuits has not reached the point where aquatic ecosystems have suffered.

But with increases in population and the petrochemical industry, saltwater intrusion, climate change...

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Operators of water resource and recovery facilities (WRRFs) are increasingly interested in using carbon-capture technologies such as high-rate activated sludge (HRAS) systems to minimize carbon oxidation and maximize organic carbon recovery and methane potential through biosorption of biodegradable organics into the biomass.

I worked with an international research team to study a universal process model for HRAS for maximizing carbon capture from wastewater.

During our research, we studied models involving the Blue...

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