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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

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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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Civil Engineering Magazine Features Emergency Riverbank Project in Fort Worth

Our multidisciplinary team applied geomorphology expertise, innovation and a quick response to help Fort Worth Water design and implement emergency repairs for an eroding riverbank in a sensitive area.

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Jessica Brown

Compliance Window Closing for Submitting Water Emergency Preparedness Plans to TCEQ

Missed the SB 3 March deadline? Learn how Freese and Nichols can help you catch up.

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Brandon Huxford

The Art of Public Involvement

As practitioners, we know that federally funded projects mandate public involvement. Instead of just “checking the box” when it comes […]

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Signature Fort Worth Bridges Shine With RGB Lighting System

The three signature bridges for the Trinity River Vision Panther Island project near downtown Fort Worth feature RGB LED lighting […]

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Jessica Brown

What’s Next for Water Emergency Preparedness Plans

As Texas water utilities move from submitting their emergency preparedness plans to TCEQ into the implementation phase, here are important tips that can help with compliance.

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Mark Evans

USDOT Becomes First to Make Funds Available from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The USDOT has become the first agency to release funds from the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to local governments, counties, states, authorities, districts, and others. The program improves upon the RAISE grant program with some additional goals for efficiency, equity and climate resilience.

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Trey Shanks

Learn Best Practices for Infrastructure Asset Management During Five-Day Course

Professionals in the water, transportation and energy fields can learn techniques for planning, decision-making and budgeting to get the most out of their system’s infrastructure.

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MAAPnext Flood Control Work Yields Next-Generation Management Tools

Next-generation watershed studies through the MAAPnext program have helped produce the nation’s most comprehensive set of flood hazard maps so Harris County communities can better understand and mitigate their risks.

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Daniel Harrison
Stan Lynch

How Counties Can Manage Shifting Responsibilities for Growth and Services

As counties find themselves shouldering more responsibility for the road, drainage and public safety needs of new developments, county leaders need to prepare for increasing demands on their resources. Learn more about how to manage growth.

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Mark Evans

Upcoming Deadlines for Texas Water Development Board Funding Opportunities

Three Texas programs are currently accepting funding applications for water and related projects.

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Dustin Pope

Six Harris County Groundbreakings

Six drainage projects for Harris County Precinct 2 held groundbreaking ceremonies in late 2021. These are the first of 17 projects that Freese and Nichols is providing services for under the $2.5 billion bond package approved by voters in 2018.

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