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Summer is in full swing. The smell of sunscreen, chlorine and BBQ are here. One smell that is closing in is the smell of deadlines for higher education school applications. That’s right, the smell for returning to school is just as strong with more impact and weight than a family order of ribs.

But is returning to school right for you? With different programs, applications and life, it can be tough to even...

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Anywhere in the United States decision-makers can get an accurate picture of how much rain fell and where thanks to a new tool.

Using Freese and Nichols Research and Development funding, our team developed the Rainfall Wrangler, which automatically analyzes gauge-adjusted radar rainfall over a specific area and timeframe and creates summary spreadsheets and maps.

Stormwater Engineer Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM, GISP , and GIS Analyst Dan Lindner created the tool, which...

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TagsRainfall, precipitation, Stormwater, forecast,

Note: This is the third part in a series about the AWIA of 2018. Read the first and second parts here and here .

The clock is ticking for U.S. water systems to comply with the American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 requirements for Risk and Resilience Assessments and Emergency Response Planning.

Compliance deadlines begin in March 2020 for water utilities to assess infrastructure risks from natural and man-made hazards...

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TagsEPA, water infrastructure, resiliency, asset management, asset, emergency response, AWIA of 2018,

Note: We've updated the post with more information from TWDB.

Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape the first Texas State Flood Plan!

The Texas Water Development Board wants your feedback to ensure communities’ flood needs will be met.

TWDB is hosting 14 flood outreach meetings across the state and a webinar during August to get input on the new state and regional flood planning process and the new flood financing...

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TagsState flood plan, TWDB, Flood, Flooding, resiliency, flood plan,

In today’s busy, fast-paced world, the curb is one of the most in-demand spaces. With new players in the game – electric scooters and car-share services – planners and cities must rethink their approach to curbside planning and management, especially for big cities and high-density urban areas.

Who are the Major Players?

There’s a long list of people who are competing for their piece of curbside realty from your typical designated spaces...

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Tagscurbs, curbside management, curbside planning, street design, streetscape, Transportation, Transportation Design,

In high-rate activated sludge (HRAS) systems, extracellular adsorption and intracellular storage have been referred to as the dominant mechanisms for capturing organic carbon from wastewater.

However, the quantification of storage products under short sludge retention time (SRT) of HRAS systems has rarely been studied until now. Since the measurement of storage products is complex and dependent on several variables, alternative solutions for substrate removal through storage are required to understand the high-rate...

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Tagstreatment, wastewater treatment, activated sludge, Wastewater, HRAS,

As companies’ focus shifts to the retention of new employees from diverse backgrounds and expertise, the industry needs to learn how to be more inclusive.

Mayuko Mizutani, a co-op in Freese and Nichols’ Atlanta office, wrote an article for the Georgia Operator summer issue about fostering inclusive professionalism. She covers three different aspects of professionalism, including expectations of appearance, communication and cross-cultural awareness.

In the article, she also suggests asking ourselves...

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Tagscareer, job, diversity, great place to work, inclusion, professional, professionalism,

Interested in funding your community’s water, wastewater and stormwater projects at costs lower than market bonding?

Attend an upcoming Texas Water Development Board Financial Assistance Workshop and find out how.

These workshops will also recap the 86th Legislative session and discuss updates in flood mitigation planning.

Austin

When: 9 am. July 30 Where: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 12100 Park 35 Circle Bldg. F, Room 2210, 2nd floor Austin, TX...

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TagsTWDB, Funding, bonds, Texas Water Development Board, Texas water,

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