Ideas & Innovation

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Emergency Riverbank Repairs Protect Fort Worth’s Twin 90-Inch Pipes

When erosion along the Trinity River exposed a 90-inch wastewater pipeline and a temporary protection failed, a multidiscipline Freese and Nichols team helped avert an environmental disaster for the City of Fort Worth.


Mark Evans

Nationwide Grants for Municipal Resiliency Projects: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

Municipalities can now take advantage of national funding opportunities for their resiliency projects.

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Rebekah Gates

Current Drought Conditions in the United States

Learn the details of drought conditions in states across the Southwest and Southeast.

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Krista Melnar

FEMA Rolls Out Risk Rating 2.0: New System for Calculating Flood Insurance Premiums

The approach uses enhanced capabilities, tools, and data to better reflect a property’s calculated flood risk. While each property is unique, most policyholders can expect to see a reduction or nominal increase in premium costs.

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Jordan Skipwith

Climate and Drought Outlook for the United States

Learn the details of temperature and precipitation predictions for the United States in coming weeks.

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Mark Evans

BRIC Grant Opportunities

​​​​​​​It is widely accepted that mitigation projects are more cost beneficial than recovering from the last disaster. BRIC (Building Resilient […]

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Freese and Nichols Completes 13 Watershed Assessments for Natural Resource Conservation Service

Freese and Nichols completed 13 watershed assessments in Arkansas for the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) and the […]

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Innovation: HDD Design Stress and Profile Analysis for Steel and Plastic Pipe

Our Water and Wastewater Transmission and Utilities team has developed new Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) software tools for route alternative […]

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Lauren Hilton

How To Find The Right Internship

Internships are your chance to get firsthand experience along with a taste for what the field will be like. Internships […]

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David Buzan

New Mussels Protections Could Impact Infrastructure Projects Across Texas

The proposed critical habitat covers 1,944 river miles in the Trinity, Brazos, Colorado and Guadalupe river basins, and any projects that physically impact stream bottoms may receive increased regulatory attention.

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Dairy Projects Help Turn Waste into Renewable Fuel

Freese and Nichols is applying its vast experience with oil and gas facilities to help dairies across the United States turn tons of waste into a product that benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gases and creates an additional revenue stream for our clients and America’s dairy farmers.

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Katie Leatherwood

Time to Renew Texas Industrial Stormwater Runoff Permit

Industrial facilities covered by a Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) TXR050000 under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) must renew their authorization by Nov. 12, 2021. Learn more about changes and how to comply.

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Mark Evans

Project Funding Opportunities Outlook

An at-a-glance view of upcoming application deadlines for Federal and State infrastructure project funding.

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