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Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape the first Texas State Flood Plan!

The Texas Water Development Board wants your feedback to ensure communities’ flood needs will be met.

TWDB is hosting 14 flood outreach meetings across the state and a webinar during August to get input on the new state and regional flood planning process and the new flood financing...

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Interested in funding your community’s water, wastewater and stormwater projects at costs lower than market bonding?

Attend an upcoming Texas Water Development Board Financial Assistance Workshop and find out how.

These workshops will also recap the 86th Legislative session and discuss updates in flood mitigation planning.

Austin

When: 9 am. July 30 Where: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 12100 Park 35 Circle Bldg. F, Room 2210, 2nd floor Austin, TX...

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Do you have a water, wastewater, and/or stormwater project and you need funding assistance?

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB ) has just opened the solicitation period for projects for the SFY 2020 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (CWSRF & DWSRF, respectively).

Eligible projects submitted during this invitation period, Dec. 20, 2018, through March 1, 2019, will be listed in the initial Intended Use Plan (IUP) and...

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The Texas Water Development Board is now accepting Abridged Applications for the 2019 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, or SWIFT .

Abridged applications are due Feb. 1.

Through four funding cycles, the SWIFT program has committed $6.2 billion to fund recommended water management strategy projects listed in the Texas State Water Plan . The program features low-interest loans, extended payment terms, deferral of loan repayments, and incremental repurchase...

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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-storm recovery efforts that continue more than a year later. An undertaking of...

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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:

Email comments to PUBLIC-COMMENT@twdb.texas.gov Provide public testimony at the October 3,...

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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 Development Board (TWDB) population growth estimates predict an additional 12 million people in Texas by 2050. Coupled with the Environmental Protection Agency prediction of...

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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 Partners and worked as director of research at Gambit Trading. Peter’s term will expire Feb. 1, 2021.

Brooke has served as the director of...

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