ELI Primary Menu

Skip to main content

Clean Water Act 2020: Law and Regulation


December 3, 2020 - December 4, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:25 pm




For the latest details on agenda, faculty, and more, please visit the event website for updates.

  • Each day's session will run 1:00-4:25 pm Eastern, with two ten-minute breaks.
  • ELI members should contact events@eli.org for a coupon code for a $150 discount on the $499 2-day webcast registration (discount only available on full 2-day registration and not valid in combination with any other offers/discounts).
  • Go to the event site HERE to find information on CLE or group registration savings.
  • Scholarships are available for judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, law students, attorneys 65 or older, law librarians, attorneys who work for nonprofit organizations or legal services organizations, unemployed attorneys and attorneys in private practice who seek to learn skills that will assist them in pro bono activities or are in need. You must complete the online application to apply for assistance--pay particular note to deadlines for applications.
  • Attorneys licensed for five years or less, or who are full-time employees of federal, state, or local governments qualify for an automatic tuition reduction of 25%. A limited number of full scholarships are available for these attorneys, but an application is required.
  • PRESS requests should be addressed to Susan Bunting, SBunting@ali-cle.org or Jamie Nolan, JNolan@ali-cle.org
  • Questions may be addressed to ALI customer service at 800-253-6397 or custserv@ali-cle.org.

This conference is co-sponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute.

Why You Should Attend

More than just an update on current developments, this singular course brings together cutting-edge issues in water law and examines them in high-level, integrated discussions.

A top-flight faculty – representing the regulators, industry, and environmental advocates – provide in-depth legal analyses, policy perspectives, and insights on the challenges environmental attorneys and related professionals in water law are facing today.

Join us for two half-day webcasts and get up-to-date on recent programmatic, litigation, and regulatory developments affecting the protection of the nation’s waterways and wetlands, as well as the larger, emerging issues that will strongly influence water law and practice in the years to come.

What You Will Learn

The program updates experienced environmental attorneys and related professionals and provides general practitioners with a durable framework for understanding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and counseling clients in this complex, evolving area. Anticipated topics include:  

  • Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and the Navigable Waters Protection Rule – Where are we now?
  • The Supreme Court decision in County of Maui v. Hawai'i Wildlife Fund and the future of the CWA
  • Environmental regulation post-election
  • Practical implications of the CWA Section 401 water quality certification rule
  • CWA Section 404 nationwide permits and current pipeline litigation
  • Environmental justice in an era of pandemics, racial and socio-economic disparities, and community engagement

Register today! In an election year and with many pivotal cases making their way through the courts, don’t miss this opportunity to invest in yourself and your practice.

Who Should Attend

Environmental lawyers and other related professionals who need to stay current on Clean Water Act developments will benefit from attending.

Schedule, Faculty, CLE & More

Please visit the event page for the latest information.