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Louisiana’s coastal bayous and bays are vital to more than just its ecological health, providing the recreational, industrial and cultural basis for Louisiana’s economy. Louisiana is blessed with an abundance of surface water, so much so that the use of that surface water, for industrial, municipal and petrochemical pursuits has not reached the point where aquatic ecosystems have suffered. 

But with increases in population and the petrochemical industry...

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Congratulations to Chad Simmons, who became a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). 

"BCEE is one of the highest honors and certifications that the treatment engineering team members can achieve," said David Jackson, Group...

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Congratulations to Karl Hoffman, Environmental Science, Fort Worth, who has been certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) by the Society of Wetland Scientists.

A PWS must have at least five years' professional work experience,
which can include graduate-level education; professional
recommendations from other wetland scientists; and 15...

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Written by Keeley Kirksey, P.E. and Rachel Ickert, P.E.

Introduction

Although drought conditions across most of Texas have improved since October of 2011, the June 19 U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that only 10 percent of the state is drought-free. This spring, reservoir levels increased significantly in many areas of the state, which has caused some Texans to resort back to a state of apathy in the hydro-illogic cycle (discussed in the...

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For much of Texas, the drought of 2011 is the most severe one-year drought on record.  Climatologists predict the drought will continue for the foreseeable future. Additionally, Texas continues to grow rapidly in many metropolitan areas.  These and other factors put pressure on existing water supplies to meet demands. Water Resources Project Manager and Freese and Nichols Principal Rusty Gibson addressed these factors in a recent paper prepared for the American Society of Civil...

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