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The Texas General Land Office needs your input to help develop the upcoming Texas Mitigation Action Plan.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Texas $4.383 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds for mitigation activities related to the 2015 and 2016 floods and Hurricane Harvey. HUD rules detailing Texas’ program and allocation requirements will be published in a Federal Register notice in the coming months....

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Forecasters are predicting a close to normal hurricane season, which officially kicks off Saturday, June 1, in the United States.

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and Colorado State University ’s hurricane team are both estimating the season will be about average. NOAA predicts a range of 9 to 15 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes (with winds of 111 mph...

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Join Freese and Nichols in helping shape the future of flood mitigation funding.

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...

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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:

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