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Automating the aeration and disinfection processes and completing other updates at SAWS’ Leon Creek Water Recycling Center serving the San Antonio area resulted in improved operations and cost savings on electricity, chemical and labor.

The project for the San Antonio Water System required an innovative approach to design – and construction of a bypass pumping installation to keep the plant running at 100% during the extensive repair and replacement of equipment.

The...

Read More - SAWS Leon Creek WRC Rehab Project Featured in WE&T Magazine

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As dam owners across the country have learned in dramatic fashion, disasters usually happen quickly though the conditions that cause them typically build up over time.

Whether your emergency results from a hurricane, a spillway collapse or vandalism, you as a dam owner/manager can be ready with a well-developed, up-to-date and practiced Emergency Action Plan.

Our guidance for knowing what to consider, how to prepare and how to respond recently was featured...

Read More - Disaster Happens: Build Your Dam Emergency Response Plan on a Foundation of Preparation

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Tagswater resources, dams, Levees, disaster, resiliency, north carolina, spillway, dam owner,

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released mandatory rules for the use of $6.875 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for mitigation projects across multiple states.

Here’s a partial breakdown by state or click here to view the rules. Next steps include the creation of Action Plans by each state or local government recipient.

Georgia

How much: $26.96 million What for:...

Read More - Rules Released for $6.875B in Mitigation Funding

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Desalination remains a practical and affordable solution for water supply. Next in our Sustainable Water Management Series, representatives from the Texas Water Development Board, City of Corpus Christi and Freese and Nichols weigh in on the successes of desalination so far in Texas. They’ll also cover the scientific and policy lessons learned so far.

  • Texas Brackish Groundwater Science and Policy:
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Read More - Making Desalination an Affordable Water Supply Solution

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Tagsdesalination, water supply, Water, water planning, water resource planning,

Changes in the annual growth rings of exposed tree roots after exposure to the elements allow us to utilize exposed tree roots that are available on project sites for erosion rate assessment.

This method, known as dendrogeomorphology, has been predominantly used in Europe for land slide and hill-slope erosion assessment. But over the past 10 years, Bryan Dick and Ian Jewel have developed its use for assessing river and streambank erosion...

Read More - Getting to the Root of Erosion Workshop

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Tagsroot dendrogeomorphology, Erosion, stream, streambank,

Catch our presentations below at the 2019 TFMA Fall Summit.

Title: Hands-on HEC-RAS 2D Workshop When : 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 Presenters: Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM Holly Ahumada, PE, CFM What: This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of the new capabilities of HEC-RAS 5. For over two decades, the US Army Corps of Engineers’ free HEC-RAS software has been the...

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TagsTFMA, resiliency, Hurricane harvey, Flooding, Stormwater,

The Engineering Management Institute (see EMI podcast interview with our me here ) has partnered with PPI-Kaplan to provide a discount to FE, PE, and SE exam prep materials.

You can receive a 15% discount on PPI's products, by visiting their website here , and using the coupon code EMI15 . PPI has helped over 4...

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Tagsprofessional development, career, PE Exam, FE exam, test,

City Hall in Colleyville, Texas, looks out on a 140-by-140-foot flat area of lawn with no trees or distinguishing features. But not for long.

City leaders envisioned turning that unadorned lawn into a dynamic public space with a critical linkage to City Hall and the Public Library . The goals included creating a signature gathering place for residents of this city of 25,000 residents nestled between...

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