Ideas & Innovation

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Cook Park Rejuvenates Atlanta’s Historic Westside

Both a stormwater solution and a sorely needed green space, Cook Park combines innovative engineering with acres of amenities to show how creative and sustainable infrastructure solutions can help communities thrive.

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Tricia Hatley

Executive Vice President of Operations


Corpus Christi Development Plan Receives APA Texas Award

The APA-Texas Chapter has awarded the City of Corpus Christi’s Development Plan with the 2021 Public Outreach Achievement Award – Gold.

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David Munn
Xi Zhao

EPA’s New Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) Are in Effect

The new EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) are officially in effect with strengthened regulatory framework.

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Brownsville Unified Development Code Recognized by APA Texas

APA Texas recognizes the City of Brownsville’s new Unified Development Code with a Gold Award for Best Practice. The City created a set of development standards and procedures to preserve local character and quality while contributing to the area’s fiscal health, economic development and wellbeing.

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FIS Profile Tool for Unsteady HEC-RAS Models Assists MAAPnext Project

Creating a new, improved hydraulic modeling method helped the Harris County Flood Control District meet a tight schedule for delivering a project to FEMA.

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How a Rate Study Helped Stephenville Fund Water System Improvements

A comprehensive approach to master planning can help identify ways to close funding gaps and move forward quickly with vital capital projects.

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Viraj deSilva

What’s in the Latest EPA PFAS Strategic Roadmap Update?

The EPA has released an update to its “PFAS Strategic Roadmap,” the next step toward tighter control over the widespread water contaminant.

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Huntsville Water Improvements Featured in Florida Water Resources Journal

A unified design and hydraulic modeling team was key to addressing the challenges of a complex design and simultaneous project construction in a $25 million bond program.

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Innovative Study Paves the Way for a Car-Free Route in South Austin

The APA-Texas Chapter has chosen the Bergstrom Spur Corridor Study as a recipient of the 2021 Transportation Planning Achievement Award – Silver. It was also featured in the City of Austin’s Urban Trails newsletter. Read more as we share its innovative approaches, practical results and outstanding service.

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Travis Kelly
Mark Evans

Resources for the $1.2 Trillion U.S. Infrastructure Bill

Our government affairs and funding specialists provide a breakdown of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, at both the national and state levels, as well as the expected next steps.

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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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Mark Evans
Hayes McKibben

Almost $10.5M Secured for Clients from Flood Infrastructure Fund

Texas’ Proposition 8, was state constitutional amendment passed to created the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) to assist in financing flood-related projects. Freese and Nichols has served its clients in successfully securing FIF funds for their projects and is prepared to help clients with the details of applications in the future.

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Wastewater Bypass in the Heart of Dallas

In downtown Dallas, approximately 40% of the City’s sewer flow passes through a single 90-inch interceptor structure, which was deteriorating and required immediate repair. Because the structure’s site is inaccessible to large construction equipment, critical repairs had to take place from within the structure.

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