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Sustainability has become a word mentioned across our lives and the industry but isn’t as clearly defined as other terms like efficiency, safety factor or effluent quality.

According to the United Nations Brundtland Commission Report of 1987, “Sustainable development is…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Its lack of specificity can make...

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Freese and Nichols is partnering with John France, OWRB and ASDSO , this summer, to provide a technical workshop on the slope stability of dam embankments. The two-day workshop, which is hosted by the OWRB Dam Safety program , will be led by John France of JWF Consulting LLC, and Freese and Nichols' Marc Miller and Colin Young . This workshop will not only focus on theory but will also provide tools for practical...

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As the population in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) continues to grow along with development opportunities we are left wondering what development trends can be anticipated in 2019.

I attended the DFW Industrial and Logistics Outlook Conference to understand the industrial demand in DFW and how local developers are getting more creative with site selection and design elements to stay competitive. Lately, there has been a robust market for industrial companies in DFW. Can we anticipate...

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Tagsindustrial industry, land use, dallas, fort worth, manufacturing, industrial zone, site elements, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, industrial district,

As the job market gets more and more competitive, internships and co-ops can put you ahead of the competition. But how to juggle an internship search with school assignments, projects, work and everything else? Here are tips on when to focus on internship applications:

When to look: Some companies hire interns up to a year in advance. At a fall career fair, recruiters are looking for interns for the next summer. At...

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The Texas General Land Office needs your input to help develop the upcoming Texas Mitigation Action Plan.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Texas $4.383 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds for mitigation activities related to the 2015 and 2016 floods and Hurricane Harvey. HUD rules detailing Texas’ program and allocation requirements will be published in a Federal Register notice in the coming months. Since 2015, 140 Texas...

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TagsFunding, Hurricane harvey, resiliency, Texas, General Land Office, GLO, flood mitigation,

Although an essential element for living cells, Phosphorus can have serious environmental effects when found in natural or engineering environments.

Major sources of Phosphorus pollution can come from wastewater effluent, commercial chemicals and agricultural waste. Phosphorus minerals, such as struvite and vivianite, can precipitate and form scales in drinking water and wastewater systems.

Although these minerals are problems when left uncontrolled and unmonitored, their recovery is beneficial.

With limited Phosphorus sources...

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TagsWater, Wastewater, treatment, effluent, phosphorus, pollution, Recycling, Sustainability,

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In the same way a physician meticulously performs open-heart surgery, cities have to modify their water system while it’s still running. But with flexible design and careful attention during construction, the transition to a new “heart” can go seamlessly without disruption of service.

A condition assessment showed the City of Lubbock needed to replace their 61- year-old Pump Station No. 7 (PS7). Known...

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Tagspump station, transmission, utilities, lubbock, West Texas, storage tank, water distribution,

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Scientists are predicting the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone to be the size of Massachusetts and close to the record from two years ago.

The hypoxic zone or “dead zone,” which is an area of low to no oxygen that can kill marine life, is forecast by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration scientists to be approximately 7,829 square miles, close to 2017’s record size of 8,776 square miles and...

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