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Desalination remains a practical and affordable solution for water supply. Next in our Sustainable Water Management Series, representatives from the Texas Water Development Board, City of Corpus Christi and Freese and Nichols weigh in on the successes of desalination so far in Texas. They’ll also cover the scientific and policy lessons learned so far.

Texas Brackish Groundwater Science and Policy: Texas Water Development Board’s Innovative Water Technologies group was formed to educate the...

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Although an essential element for living cells, Phosphorus can have serious environmental effects when found in natural or engineering environments.

Major sources of Phosphorus pollution can come from wastewater effluent, commercial chemicals and agricultural waste. Phosphorus minerals, such as struvite and vivianite, can precipitate and form scales in drinking water and wastewater systems.

Although these minerals are problems when left uncontrolled and unmonitored, their recovery is beneficial.

With limited Phosphorus sources...

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(Photo credit: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced $32 million in funding opportunities for desalination construction projects and water reclamation and reuse projects under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) . Applications are due by June 28. For more information regarding this or other water funding opportunities, contact me at mark.evans@freese.com .

Desalination Projects

This opportunity is for sponsors of ocean and brackish water...

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A trip by account director Ray Longoria to the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize International Competition in Stockholm, Sweden, has been featured in TexasWET magazine .

Ray, a past president of the Water Environment Association of Texas , has judged a majority of the SJWP competitions in the United States since 1996, and he was invited to observe the international process in August 2018.

The competition, which is open to projects on...

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With the new year comes new funding opportunities.

Applications are now being accepted for three of the WaterSMART grant programs for Fiscal Year 2019 through the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. The three programs are Drought Resiliency, Small-Scale Water Efficiency, and Water & Energy Efficiency.

Contact your Freese and Nichols Project Manager to explore ways that your project might qualify under these programs.

For more information regarding this...

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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 Bureau of Reclamation has announced 11 funding opportunities for more than $100 million through their 2019 WaterSmart programs .

WaterSmart Grants – $34 million for the planning and implementation of actions to increase water supply through investments to modernize existing infrastructure and reduce local water conflicts.

Water and Energy Efficiency Grants - Water management improvements that result in quantifiable water savings and support broader water reliability benefits. Key selection...

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We’re proud to announce a new, user-friendly tool for developing water conservation plans and regional water plans, along with upcoming training.

As part of the consultant team for the Texas Water Development Board , Freese and Nichols provided input in the development of the Texas Municipal Water Conservation Planning Tool (MWCPT) to ease the planning processes, preventing inconsistencies in savings calculation methodologies and target setting. This tool was adapted from an existing national-level...

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