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In the fight against erosion, articulated concrete blocks serve as an option to armor auxiliary spillways.

A new chapter in the National Engineering Handbook – reviewed by Freese and Nichols’ Grady Hillhouse, PE, and Colin Young, PE – covers articulated concrete blocks (ACBs), its usages, new design methodologies, design considerations, maintenance and installation guidance.

Grady and Colin worked in collaboration with the Natural Resources Conservation Service ’s...

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Tagsdam, dam safety, ncrs, national resources conservation service, spillway, Erosion,

The USACE has released a new version of HEC-RAS that has several new features.

The 5.0.7 updated features fixes include:

  • Bug for drawing a polygon in the Manning’s n Regions option
  • Bug for uniform lateral inflow
  • Floodway inundation boundary mapping issue
  • RAS Mapper not saving all breakline options issue
  • External SA/2D hydraulic structures Issue
  • Lateral structure connection to 2D Area issue
  • 1D velocity and DV mapping
  • ...

Read More - HEC-RAS Version 5.0.7 Released

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We're excited about our 17 presentations and two posters at Texas Water.

From utility management to drinking water quality to engineering ethics, our presentations address your challenges. With 13 offices across Texas, we are the experts next door that you can rely on. We look forward to seeing you at the presentations and booth 430.

Thursday, April 4

Title: Tunneling: Trending Solution for Challenging Urban Water, Wastewater and...

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

With Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey focusing increased attention on vulnerabilities and preparedness, the American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 significantly broadens the scope of the 2002 Bioterrorism Act.

What are the basic requirements?

Sec. 2013 Community Water System Risk and Resilience: Replaces SDWA...

Read More - AWIA of 2018: Where Do I Get Started?

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TagsEPA, water infrastructure, resiliency, asset management, asset, emergency response,

A trip by account director Ray Longoria to the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize International Competition in Stockholm, Sweden, has been featured in TexasWET magazine .

Ray, a past president of the Water Environment Association of Texas , has judged a majority of the SJWP competitions in the United States since 1996, and he was invited to observe the international process in August 2018.

The competition, which is open...

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TagsWEAT, Water, competition, world, sweden,

In commemoration of International Women’s Day , we’re honoring the invaluable contributions of Freese and Nichols’ female leaders.

These women spearhead project teams, serve on national boards to advance their profession, shape our company and work to make our communities better places to live.

We asked these pacesetters to share their advice for young women getting started in their careers, especially in male-dominated fields.

Paula Feldman, Atlanta...

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Tagscareer, job, women, engineering, industry, profession, NSPE,

A safe workplace should be a priority for everyone, whether your job is in an office setting or on a field project. Learning safe work habits includes knowing and following your employer’s policies. But colleagues who set a leadership example by their actions also helps create an atmosphere that emphasizes safety and spreads an understanding of how important it is.

We asked Bryan Dick, a Hydrologist and our Ecological Engineering/Geomorphology Practice Lead, based...

Read More - Touched by Tragedy: A Champion for Safety

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Tagssafety, career, job, field, field work,

Eighteen months after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast , recovery efforts and flood management projects continue as the region improves its resiliency for future events. Although unprecedented, Houston's catastrophic flooding from Harvey was not without foreshadowing. Tax Day 2016, Memorial Day 2015 and other storms had caused similar flooding across portions of the Greater Houston Area.

Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented storm, resulting in $125 billion in...

Read More - Tunneling Offers a Solution to Houston's Flooding Problems

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TagsTunneling, Flooding, Stormwater, houston, Hurricane harvey, USACE, Groundwater, Texas, flood management, reservoir,

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