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In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s inundation of Houston in August 2017, Freese and Nichols quickly put boots on the ground to help the Harris County Flood Control District assess the extent of flood damage to the 2,500 miles of channels across the county and estimate the costs of repairs.

However, this was only the beginning of the post...

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The Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Draft State Flood Assessment is now open for public review and comment. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2018 to be considered. The TWDB is encouraging the public to participate in the contribution period before the final publication of the State Flood Assessment.

The public has three options for providing comments:

  1. Email comments to
  2. ...

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Note: This is the first part in a series. Read part two here.

Securing a safe and reliable source of water is a primary goal for any municipality. This is especially so in Texas, which in recent years has experienced record-breaking droughts and population growth.

Currently, Texas Water...

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Gov. Greg Abbott has named Peter Lake chairman of the Texas Water Development Board and appointed Brooke Paup to the board. 

Peter, who has served on the board since 2015, is the former head of business development at Lake Ronel Oil Company, was director of special projects for VantageCap...

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Gov. Greg Abbott has named Peter Lake chairman of the Texas Water Development Board and appointed Brooke Paup to the board. 

Peter, who has served on the board since 2015, is the former head of business development at Lake Ronel Oil Company, was director of special projects for VantageCap...

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The Texas Water Development Board is amending its original solicitation for Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 Flood Protection grants.

The original deadline for applications was March 2; however, the application period will be extended with the updated announcement. The exact timeframe for the update has not been established, but once the information is...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced that it will accept the abridged applications for the 2018 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program through Feb. 2, 2018.

Entities may submit applications using TWDB’s abridged online application or by paper-copy. Please note that the abridged...

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Our Freese and Nichols volleyball team placed 2nd in the 5th Annual Water for People Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, May 2 in Austin. The tournament raised $7,900 for Water for People, an organization that provides sustainable water and sanitation projects around the world. Freese and Nichols was an event sponsor....

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