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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking public input for the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1234: National Public Infrastructure Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), will focus on reducing the nation’s risk by funding public infrastructure projects that increase a community’s resilience before a disaster affects an area.

The public...

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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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Water systems across the U.S. have compliance deadlines beginning in March 2020 to assess infrastructure risks from natural and man-made hazards and to develop plans for emergency response and improved resiliency against those risks.

The American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 contains new requirements for risk and resiliency planning and documentation at water systems. Section 2013 of the AWIA contains provisions and deadlines for water systems to assess and...

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Freese and Nichols welcomes Krista Bethune Melnar, PE, an accomplished project manager experienced with large federal contracts as well as state and local resiliency projects, as the new Stormwater Practice Leader. She also will manage the Central Texas Stormwater Group, including the Austin and San Marcos offices, to support the needs of clients in that region.

Krista has more than 19 years of experience in Texas and nationally, providing innovative solutions and managing...

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Freese and Nichols' Kim Patak will present “When Rivers and Infrastructure Collide,” Jan. 23 at the Texas Regional Stormwater Conference in New Braunfels.

Millions of dollars are spent each year repairing America’s infrastructure due to damage from stream erosion. Concepts of fluvial geomorphology, planning and holistic engineering are integrated into the resiliency approach to prevent, protect, respond and recover from problems caused by stream erosion.

This presentation uses real-world examples to outline...

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One of the highlights of Freese and Nichols' fifth year in North Carolina was landing its first contract with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

Under a three-year agreement, Freese and Nichols is available to provide a range of on-call services for NCDOT’s Hydraulics Unit, including:

Read More - Helping NCDOT Recover From Hurricane Florence

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On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category Four hurricane.

The extreme flooding across Houston and other areas of southeast Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey has made it the second most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina. In response to the widespread damage and ongoing recovery efforts, the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) formed a Task Committee...

Read More - ASCE Releases Report on Flood Risk Management Post-Harvey

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A brown-bag session designed around New Orleans streets provided an ideal backdrop to showcase Freese and Nichols’ multidisciplinary approach to helping cities address urgent needs and pursue ambitious goals for enhancing livability.

With the City recently making a push on resiliency projects, water resources engineer Nina Reins, organized the late-June event with a focus on Complete Streets, a design movement that aims to optimize road-sharing by walkers, cyclists, driving commuters and commercial...

Read More - New Orleans Streets Talk Covers the Urban Landscape

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