Water is increasingly recognized as a central player on the climate change stage, and not just because of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Governmental and nongovernmental policymakers, scientists, lawyers, and activists are developing and, in some cases, implementing greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation strategies and coping mechanisms that involve water. Perhaps the most important area for water managers is adaptation. This can range from monitoring and research to funding and nonregulatory incentives as well as standards and permitting and other risk mitigation strategies. It’s all about finding more sustainable approaches to drought, flooding, aquifer depletion, water pollution, infrastructure integrity, coastal resiliency, and linkages to food and energy.
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This webinar will provide the latest information from federal and non-federal government officials, experts in the private and NGO sector, coastal and inland, Eastern and Western, from the Atlantic coast to the Colorado River. Learn about these issues and actions from national experts and thought leaders.
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Speaker(s): Benjamin Grumbles (Moderator), U.S. Water Alliance; Michael Shapiro, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Paul L. Freedman, LimnoTech; Angela Licata, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP); Jessica Grannis, Georgetown University Law Center; and Rita Maguire, Maguire & Pearce, PLLC
The webinar is designed to:
- Discuss the Obama administration’s National Action Plan for managing freshwater resources in a changing climate and what progress is being made through the federal/nonfederal Climate Change Adaptation Workgroup, as part of the federal Advisory Committee on Water Information.
- Evaluate what EPA is doing under its Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, and ocean/coastal law authorities.
- Explore how our cities and communities are coping with sea level rise and coastal storms, water scarcity, and aging infrastructure
Registrants will receive a FREE 30-day trial to Bloomberg BNA’s new online publication, Water Law & Policy Monitor, which launches later this month. This weekly publication, with news updated daily, follows water rights regulation, litigation, and legislation at the state, regional, and federal level, as well as key international developments.