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The National Weather Service predicts a wetter-than-usual winter for the South and Southeastern United States. Coming on top of a string of stormy, soggy months that inundated communities from Central Texas to the Carolina coast, that forecast indicates that we should stay prepared for the potential of more flooding in coming months.

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The USACE released new version HEC-RAS 5.0.6 that repairs a list of problems from the previous version. Updates were made to the 2D Manning’s N Regions, RAS Mapper Stored Maps, Advanced Time Step Control, Lateral Structure Connections and more.

This version supersedes all previous versions. For a full list of the updates, click here.

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About 7 percent of Americans are military veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Transitioning from a branch of the service to a civilian career can pose its own set of challenges. But many employers recognize that military training can be an asset, especially in fields where people must work in teams to complete detailed projects.

At Freese and Nichols, we have employees who have served in just about every branch of the military, and we greatly value...

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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...

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Tagsenvironmental flow, environment, louisiana, gulf, bayou, estuary, stream, river, surface water,

Having a mentor where you work gives you a friend, teacher and a guide who can offer his/her own life experiences.

Chances are that whatever you’re going through in your career, the mentor has already been there. The mentor also gives you someone besides your boss or immediate co-workers to bounce ideas off of and help look out for you. 

Investing in the next generation is a big part of the Freese and Nichols culture. We have about 275 people involved in the...

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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...

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TagsWastewater, wastewater treatment, sludge, high activated sludge system,

At the intersection of technology and transportation, the conversation is ever evolving through research and partnerships leading to better data and mobility options.

Freese and Nichols’ Stanford Lynch, Chris Bosco, and Daniel Herrig attended the third annual Texas Mobility...

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Whether you feel like you’ve aced your interview or not, these next few steps can play an important role in landing the job.

1. Thank-you notes 

A well handwritten thank-you note will go a long way in making you stand-out to potential employers. You’re probably wondering why you should mail a thank-you note when it’s faster and more convenient to send an email. Well, for one, an email is not personal, and it can easily get buried in people’s inboxes. Meanwhile, a handwritten thank-you note shows you care and are willing to go the extra mile. ...

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