ALI-ABA Looks At Clean Water Act In Washington

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 01:00

On Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association is offering a seminar focusing on the Clean Water Act: Law and Regulations.

The two-day program is located at the AED Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. On Thursday it will run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Since the modern Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, much has been achieved in protecting the nation's waterways and wetlands. However, as federal and state agencies seek to tackle the most intractable water quality problems, the greatest challenges remain.

With the in-depth treatment offered in this advanced program, participants will learn about recent programmatic litigation and congressional developments. They will be given an overview of the larger emerging issues that will strongly influence Clean Water Act law and practice in the years to come.

This year's program pays special attention to oil spill responses in light of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. It will also focus on climate change issues, particularly adaptation and energy; wetlands updates; green infrastructure; and the EPA's new sanitary sewer overflow policy.

The faculty is composed of experienced attorneys and related professionals as well as senior public officials from federal and state agencies, government prosecutors, and public interest advocates. The keynote speaker is Bob Perciasepe, deputy administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (invited). Other speakers include Catherine Ransom, senior climate adviser, senior environmental adviser, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance; Ken Kirk, executive director, National Association of Clean Water Agencies; and William J. Snape, III, senior counsel, Center for Biological Diversity, Fellow in Environmental Law, American University Washington College of Law.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register for the program, visit