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Our Q&A on El Niño, La Niña and their effects on weather patterns and drought in the United States continues with Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, a Professor of Meteorology at Texas A&M University, and the Texas State Climatologist. Read Part I

FNI Water: How do forecasters predict El Niño and La Niña?

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon: There are two basic forecasting tools. The first are statistical tools, which basically look...

Read More - Q&A with a Climatologist: Part II

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Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon answered our questions about El Niño, La Niña and their effects on weather patterns and drought in the United States.

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon is a Professor of Meteorology at Texas A&M University, and the Texas State Climatologist, and has participated in Climate Change and Drought Seminars hosted by the City of Dallas and SAWS .

FNI Water: What are El Niño and La Niña?...

Read More - Q&A with a Climatologist: Part I

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As the current President of the United States Society on Dams ​, Central Division Manager John Wolfhope​ served as the U.S. voting representative at the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) 25th Congress in Stavanger, Norway.

He led nearly 50 delegates representing the United States at this event. International delegates came from almost 100 countries representing more than 99 percent of dams and water storage infrastructures of the world.

Chief Operating...

Read More - ICOLD 25th Congress Covers Climate Change, Clean Water

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Freese and Nichols University hosted a Drought and Climate Change Seminar at the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) office on Monday, May 11, repeating the success of last year's Dallas course .

Water Resource Planning Group Manager Tom Gooch, atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon presented again and many of our clients attended, including SAWS, Austin Water Utility, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority, Texas General Land Office...

Read More - SAWS Hosts Climate Change Seminar

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Freese and Nichols University hosted two Drought and Climate Change Seminars in Dallas on September 25, 2014. Speakers included Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon , Texas State Climatologist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe , director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and Tom Gooch , Vice President and Water Resource Planning Group Manager at Freese and Nichols.

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon presented on Texas drought in the past, the present and into the...

Read More - Drought and Climate Change in Texas: Perspectives from a Climatologist, Atmospheric Scientist and Hydrologist

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Despite the recent rains, Texas is still in a severe drought. Municipalities, counties, planning organizations, and regional water districts are increasingly directing their focus on planning and developing strategies for long-term water resources.

In response to this continuing crisis, Freese and Nichols, in collaboration with the City of Dallas, is pleased to host an engaging and informative seminar on the drought, climate change and its implications for Texas, and water supply strategies. This seminar...

Read More - Protecting Our Future: The Effects of Climate Change and Drought on Texas - Free Seminar Sept. 25

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