Please note: this workshop is by invitation only. If you have recevied a registration email, please register online below.
Registration for the October 6, 2022 Legal Communitiy Workshop "Legal and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities In An Era of Climate Change" will be held in-person, in Denver, Colorado. Registration is now open!
This AWWA Legal Roundtable Workshop is graciously sponsored by Perkins Coie, LLP. Hosted by Denver Water.
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The October 6, 2022 workshop will take place at Denver Water Headquarters in downtown Denver, Colorado.
Preliminary agenda below - all times Mountain Time. Please check back for updates and additional details.
October 6, 2022
Welcome and Introductions
Jim Lochhead - CEO, Denver Water: “A CEO’s Perspectives on Climate/Resiliency Challenges”
Panel #1: Resiliency Challenges and Strategies
An interactive discussion on current and evolving resiliency challenges that water utilities and the sector are facing across the Nation, and the strategies that are being used to successfully manage them.
Moderator: Jessica Brody, General Counsel - Denver Water
Heather Collins - Section Manger Water Treatment, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Bruce Hallin - Director Water Supply, Salt River Project
Panel #2: Legal/Regulatory Challenges to Infrastructure Projects
A roundtable discussion on both legal and regulatory challenges to water infrastructure projects ranging from WOTUS to NEPA to ESA.
Moderator: Don Baur, Partner - Perkins Coie
Ted Boling - Partner, Perkins Coie (on NEPA)
Gary Frazer - Asst. Director of Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife (on ESA)
Meredith Weinberg - Partner, Perkins Coie (on WOTUS)
Lunch and Tour of Denver Water’s state-of-the-art facilities
Panel #3: Legal Issues, Litigation Roundup: An Overview of Recent and Ongoing Litigation Impacting Water
An overview of current and developing key legal issues and litigation impacting both water utilities and the water sector.
Stacey Bosshardt - Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie
Nick DiMascio - Senior Attorney, Denver Water
Panel #4: EPA Regulatory Updates and Looking Forward (PFAS, L&C Rule, RCRA)
An interactive discussion on current and developing EPA regulatory activities covering such topics as PFAS, the Lead & Copper Rule, Enforcement & Compliance, and RCRA.
Moderator: Tracy Mehan, Executive Director - Government Affairs - AWWA (Washington, DC)
Dan Arnold - Senior Attorney, Denver Water (on L&C)
Doug Benevento - Counsel, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath (on E&C, EPA regulatory)
Chris Moody - Regulatory Technical Manager, AWWA (on PFAS)
Informal Networking Reception
For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the Conferences and Events Group.