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Expert Witness: Water Resources for Attorneys (Flash Drive)


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MCLE Credit: 1 hour 

This seminar, recorded September 10, 2020 discusses:

From Stormwater to Flood Control and Beyond 

  • Case 1:  Diversions, Discharges, and Pollutants
  • Case 2:  Sampling Methods, Legal Opinion by Expert, Permit Requirements
  • Case 3:  Industrial Stormwater, Permit Requirements, and SWPPP
  • Case 4:  Capital Improvements, Cost-Benefit, Reasonableness 

Integrated Water Resources Examples

Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure Examples

Final Thoughts 

Case Law 

  • Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council 568 U.S. 78 (2013) 
  • Environmental World Watch v. The Walt Disney Co. 2014 WL 10979866 (U.S. District Court, Central District of Calif. 4/9/2014) 
  • California Sportfishing Protection Alliance v. Shiloh Group 268 F.Supp.3d 1029 (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Calif. 7/24/2017)
  • Biron v. City of Redding (2014) 225 Cal.App. 4th 1264 
  • Guttierrez v. County of San Bernardino (2011) 198 Cal.App.4th 831 

Program materials included. Speaker: Jennifer J. Walker PE, DWRE, ENV SP, CFM, QSD.  Recorded September 10, 2020. MCLE Credit: 1 hour 

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Programs by MCLE Approved Providers:

San Fernando Valley Bar Association (#451)

Pasadena Bar Association (#531)

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