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Taking AIM At Asset Management

April 04, 2019

Presented at the Texas Water conference in Houston by Allison Blake, Freese and Nichols, and John Logan, Trinity River Authority.

The Trinity River Authority (TRA) has taken aim at asset management by implementing a system wide asset management program at each of their facilities in North...

Learning From Our Neighbors

April 04, 2019

While it may be true that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” there are many instances where a community wants to be independent from their neighbors and blaze their own path.  However, when it comes to being prepared in the event of a natural disaster, it is acceptable and encouraged...

Getting to the Root of Erosion – Dendrogeomorphology as a Streambank Erosion Assessment Tool

April 03, 2019

Damages associated with erosion and sedimentation processes have negative economic, infrastructural, ecological, and water resource impacts on numerous watersheds throughout the United States. Understanding and assessing these processes is essential to sustainable watershed and infrastructure...

Enabling Success in Enterprise Asset Management

March 08, 2019

The Trinity River Authority (TRA) Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) Treatment Plant...

MS4 Compliance and Stormwater Asset Management

March 07, 2019

How do successful stormwater program managers make it happen?  MS4 program compliance requirements continue to increase on top of existing stormwater management expectations.  Balancing water quality compliance activities with flood protection measures with limited available funding is a...

Tunneling: An Innovative Approach to Moving Stormwater

February 21, 2019


Tunneling is inherently low-impact and can move and store stormwater with very little effect on the surface, benefiting communities and addressing environmental concerns.



Brian Gettinger, PE

Seawater and Variable Salinity Desalination: Optimization of Drought Proof Water Supplies

November 27, 2018

Presented at the  American Water Works Association-Florida Section Fall Conference.

Steel Pipe Design

November 27, 2018

Large diameter steel water pipelines, when part of a utility’s system, are critical to that utility’s success in meeting the needs of its customers. Typically, these pipelines must be operational 24/7 to maintain service to large segments of the supply and distribution systems. Additionally,...

A Trenchless Approach to Lift Station Elimination

November 27, 2018

Initially in 2004, a local municipal client, approached Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI), about decommissioning a small lift station that was becoming a maintenance problem for the City staff. The City did not want to expend effort or funds into rehabilitating or replacing the lift station; it...

Harness the Power of 2D for Road Design

November 15, 2018


Authors: Todd Buckingham, PE and Justin Oswald, PE