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Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation 2019


May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019


Washington, DC (and via webcast)

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 – including private practitioners, public interest advocates, and senior public officials from federal and state/local regulators and enforcement agencies – 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 this in-depth course and learn about not only 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.

What You Will Learn

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, evolving area. Just some of the complex questions our panels will be tackling include:

  • What does “compliance” with water quality standards mean?
  • Does the CWA prohibit the release of pollutants from a source when they eventually enter surface waters through groundwater migration?
  • Absent CWA regulation, what laws apply to curtail PFAS contamination?
  • Is “cooperative federalism” working in the real world? Has anything changed in the relationship between the EPA and the states?
  • With their federal consent decrees terminating, what lies in the future for regulating combined sewer systems?