March 6, 2019  |  2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Toxic Torts: The Next Generation of Citizen Enforcement Actions

Evolving public perception has led to a rise in citizen suits filed under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Matters of concern include the decline of federal and state enforcement and oversight of regulatory programs; the exclusion of emerging contaminants in current regulatory regimes; and legitimate health and safety concerns revealed by advancements in technology that allow detection of chemical substances at minute levels. Increasingly, these suits aim to create a large-scale impact in which outcomes may affect an entire regulated sector–not just a single defendant. Compliance with permit requirements under the CWA and SDWA, does not typically deter these novel claims and purported injuries.

Join us for this 90-minute webinar to learn more about these emerging CWA and SDWA citizen suit legal theories and defense strategies, including the nexus with toxic tort litigation.


Susan E. Smith

Beveridge & Diamond
San Francisco, CA

Eric L. Klein

Beveridge & Diamond
Boston, MA

Why Attend?

  • Whether new to the clean water arena, or a seasoned professional, this series of Legal Hot Topics Webinars is for you. They are designed to benefit and inform both clean water lawyers and municipal managers.

  • Gain key insights in the latest of clean water law and stay ahead of the curve!

  • Registration for Hot Topics in Clean Water Law Webinars is free for NACWA members. Not a member? Contact Marissa Esguerra for more information and registration options.