Topic: Environmental Science

Improved Water Quality: How to Shape Development with Incentives Instead of Mandates

Communities can entice developers to help improve water quality and meet higher environmental standards without code mandates. Learn how communities across the US are successfully using incentives and credit programs to drive low-impact development.

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Viraj deSilva’s PFAS Research Featured in AWWA Water Science and at WEFTEC

Viraj deSilva, PE, PhD, BCEE, contributes to an article in AWWA Water Science reviewing a variety of technologies for management and destruction of PFAS, and is invited to speak at WEFTEC focusing on PFAS issues for public works.

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“One Water” Guide Taps SARA Green Infrastructure Project

A Texas Hill Country guidebook on water stewardship features low-impact development guidelines Freese and Nichols drafted for the San Antonio River Authority and San Antonio’s Brooks Development.

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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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Stormwater’s Green Infrastructure Projects Highlighted Nationally

Green infrastructure projects developed by Freese and Nichols’ Stormwater and Urban Planning + Design teams for communities in three states […]

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Interns Get Up-Close Look at Bois d’Arc Lake

Touring the ongoing construction of the new $1.6 billion Bois d’Arc Lake gives college interns valuable insights into the kind of impactful projects they could help complete during their careers.

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Design-Build Momentum Continues in Georgia

Design-Build projects in Georgia show how a collaborative delivery approach helps communities meet schedule and budget goals for water infrastructure improvements.

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Freese and Nichols Adds Viraj deSilva, Internationally Experienced Treatment Process Leader

Viraj deSilva has more than three decades of experience with water and wastewater solutions, from biosolids management to PFAS treatment.

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Freese and Nichols Ranks No. 1 in Environmental and Geotechnical Market Sector

The regional editions of Engineering News Record (ENR) have released their annual rankings of design firms. ENR has Freese and Nichols ranked as No. […]

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Innovation: A Fast-Paced Solution to Clean New Braunfels’ Water

Multiple innovative approaches cut the time for design, permitting and construction of a new treatment plant in half to help New Braunfels Water meet summer drinking water demands and prepare to keep pace with the needs of a growing population.

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