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This is part 2. Read the first one on how to find the right mentor.

Having mentors can be instrumental in your career growth.

As covered in the previous article, finding the right mentor is a critical first step. Personally, I like to have mentors inside and outside of the organization and at all different life stages to give me different perspectives. My mentors within the organization advocate for me...

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Freese and Nichols is leading a team conducting Phase One of a study for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to determine whether deep underground tunnels can help improve resiliency in the region by alleviating persistent and destructive flooding.

HCFCD is responsible for approximately 2,500 miles of bayous and tributaries that drain stormwater from Harris County, including Houston and some of Texas’ fastest-growing suburbs. It is using a...

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To better plan and prepare for flooding events, it is important to be aware of available resources.

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing loss of life and property," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote in his Texas Flood Awareness Week Proclamation. Read more about it here.

Our stormwater group has compiled the following list of national and...

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Freese and Nichols offices across Texas wore blue to call attention to Flood Awareness Week.

Gov. Greg Abbott set aside May 20-24 as Texas marks the fourth anniversary of the Memorial Day flooding in 2015 and the events of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

He encouraged people to respect the power of water.

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing...

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By now, it’s the standard joke on social media that if you don’t document an experience, it didn’t happen.

But documentation isn’t something to make light of in the engineering world. Proper record-keeping is crucial, even if it can be time-consuming. It’s important to establish good documentation habits — and to organize records so they’re available when needed.

Who knew that when a project we designed 20-plus years ago required repairs, we...

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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night.

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood...

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May 20-24 marks Flood Awareness Week in Texas, made official by a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott. The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with the governor for the proclamation, which you can read in full here.

“Flash flooding is the No. 1 cause of weather-related damage, and sadly, Texas often leads the nation in flood-related deaths, many of which are preventable,” the proclamation reads.

According to the National...

Read More - Flood Awareness Week: The Power of Water

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Freese and Nichols has begun a Harris County Flood Control District project whose findings could shape the urban flooding conversation locally and nationally.

Last month, stormwater engineers from across the company mobilized for the first phase of the District’s Modeling, Assessment and Awareness Project, or MAAP next . The team conducted weeklong training in Houston to keep up to date with the latest modeling technology and methodologies.

One...

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