Category Archives: Austin

TCEQ Trade Fair and Conference: Wrap-Up

        This week marked the annual TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference, held here in our own Austin, Texas. Conference attendees worked toward renewed certifications and learned about specifics of the environmental industry. Although many of the … Continue reading

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TCEQ Trade Fair and Conference

We will be at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Trade Fair and Conference this year. Please stop by booth #303 and say hello! Carissa Ries carissar@banksinfo.com

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Dillo Dirt™ at Hornsby Bend

One of my favorite school field trips was to the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant in Austin, Texas. I found the processes of turning sludge and wastewater into useful products fascinating. For instance: Dillo Dirt™. Dillo Dirt™ is a unique … Continue reading

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Managing lake levels in Texas

Central Texas has been enduring a drought for many years. However, according to the Texas Water Development Board, drought conditions are the best they have been since November 2010. Which is good news: with the rapidly growing population of the … Continue reading

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Interactive Population Map Tool: USA

At Banks Environmental Data, we have an appreciation for seeing data clearly and effectively presented in map form. We recently came across this really neat interactive population and demographics mapping tool for the United States, and thought it was worth … Continue reading

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Ann & Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail: Austin, TX

On June 7, 2014, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and The Trail Foundation unveiled a new section of the Lady Bird Lake (commonly known as Town Lake) trail. The trail is widely used by city residents and … Continue reading

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Cheers from a few of us at The Banks Group in Austin!

 

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SXSW Eco 2013 – Shark tank for environmental innovators

The third SXSW Eco took place this past week in Austin. The mission of the annual conference is to bring together “thought leaders and decision makers” who are “working to solve the complex challenges facing civil society, the economy, and the natural … Continue reading

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Slidedeck: Historical aerials of Austin’s evolving downtown

Austin’s new 737 area code debuted on June 1, underscoring the rapid growth that the Austin area has been experiencing for more than two decades. Regardless of how one quantifies the indicators of economic growth across wide-ranging and diverse sectors … Continue reading

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