May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019

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?


May 2, 2019

ELI is hosting a series of webinars on the policy, practice, and science of stream compensatory mitigation. Webinar topics are based on the findings and recommendations of the 2017 report Stream Mitigation: Science, Policy, and Practice and selected in coordination with an Advisory Committee of stream mitigation experts. The series will cover a range of issues from assessing stream functions and conditions to restoration approaches and long-term success of compensation projects. This ten-part series is funded by an EPA Wetland Program Development Grant.

Stream Compensatory Mitigation Webinar Series: Stream Restoration for Multiple Purposes

Stream compensatory mitigation projects offset permitted impacts to streams and can also yield significant ecologic benefits. Projects that leverage or integrate other programs can thus help to achieve other programmatic goals. This webinar will discuss stream restoration for multiple purposes, including endangered species conservation, water quality improvement goals, and natural resources damages restoration.

Panelists include:
Ruth Ladd, Mitigation Program Manager; US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
Beth Bachur, Program Manager; US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Corps
Andy Gregg, Partner, Legal Counsel; RestorCap


Andy Gregg Presentation

Ruth Ladd Presentation

Beth Bachur Presentation

Additional Information/Resources:
Visit ELI's resource page, The State of Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Science, Policy, and Practice