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Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation 2017


December 4, 2017 - December 5, 2017


Washington, DC (and via webcast)

This conference is cosponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute.


Please see the conference website for agenda/speaker information.

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 closely in an integrated fashion. A top-flight faculty – including senior public officials from federal and state/local regulators and enforcement agencies, private practitioners, scientists, and public interest advocates – provide in-depth legal analyses, policy perspectives, and insights on the future of this sacred resource.

What You Will Learn

At this in-depth course, you'll not only learn about recent programmatic, litigation, and regulatory developments affecting the protection of the nation’s waterways and wetlands, but also the larger, emerging issues that will strongly influence water law and practice in the years to come.

The program updates experienced environmental attorneys and related professionals and provides general practitioners with a durable framework for understanding the law and counseling clients in this complex area.

We’ll discuss some of the issues environmental attorneys and related professionals may be asking themselves in this time of uncertainty:

  • Will the definition of WOTUS change or not?
  • What are state environmental regulators doing in the absence of new federal policies?
  • Have we seen a surge in citizen suits?
  • What about emerging pollutants that are not yet permitted?