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This week, Freese and Nichols is attending both the Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds Association Annual Conference and the American Shore and Beach Preservation Texas Chapter Symposium. If you’re attending, we hope to see you there! Here’s a look at our involvement at the two events:

OCLWA
Tuesday, March 29
1:30 p.m. | "Monitoring Fish with High Definition Sonar" by David Buzan and Andrew Labay, members...

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Congratulations to Garrett Johnston, Stormwater, Austin, and Kendall Ryan, W/WW Master Planning, Pearland, who both were named Young Engineer of the Year by their local professional groups in conjunction with Engineers Week. 

Garrett was honored by the Fort Worth chapter of TSPE during the Fort Worth Engineers Week Banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Read more about the awards and other recipients in the...

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A new report details strategies and initiatives Australia adopted to survive its millennium drought and prevent its cities from running out of water, and researchers say these findings may be the key to dealing with our own drought in the states.

“California has made significant progress in advancing water conservation and efficiency to cope with the drought, but this report shows that more can be done,” said Heather Cooley, Director of the Water Program at the Pacific Institute.

Water conservation, planning and management backed by strong community involvement and...

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The Bureau of Reclamation is requesting applications for its WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grant for Fiscal Year 2016. The objective of this program is to encourage entities to submit proposals for activities to establish or further develop a watershed management group.

Funding may be used to complete:

  1. Establishment or further development of a watershed group
  2. Development of a mission statement for the watershed group
  3. Development
  4. ...

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Freese and Nichols is attending the Texas Water Conservation Association Annual Convention, March 2-4 in The Woodlands. We are honored that TWCA is dedicating its 72nd Annual Convention to Mr. Jim Nichols, who recently passed away. The dedication presentation will take place on Thursday evening. If you're attending the conference, we encourage you to visit us there.

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The EPA recently released the 2012 Clean Water Needs survey showing that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure, including pipes to treatment plants, treatment technology and stormwater runoff methods. According to Joel Beauvais, EPA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water, “Our nation has made tremendous progress in modernizing our treatment plants and pipes in recent decades, but this survey tells us that a great deal of work remains.” The survey identified needs in Texas, Oklahoma and North Carolina as $11.8 billion, $2.4 billion...

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The Bureau of Reclamation is requesting applications for its Drought Resiliency Project and Drought Contingency Planning Plan Grants. Applications are due April 11, 2016 and require 50 cost share.

Projects submitted under the Drought Resiliency Project Grants should “help communities prepare for and respond to drought” by ultimately developing community resiliency, especially in terms of their water supply. There is approximately $3 million of federal funds available under the...

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Tom HillWe are pleased to announce that Tom Hill, P.E., has joined our Southeast Treatment, Transmission and Utilities Group. He will serve as a senior engineer with the Pearland office to support our water transmission subpractice team.

Tom brings more than 35 years of expertise in hydraulic analysis of fluid piping systems associated with the oil and gas industry, municipal water industry, power plants and refineries. He specializes in surge modeling, which...

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