Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
The Physical Waterscape - Management and Planning
Surface water resources
Flood and water supply management
Regulators and stakeholders
Technical developments and challenges
Effects of climate change on management strategies
Surface Water Rights: Quantity and Usage
Obtaining water rights in California – Permitting and reporting
Statutory and regulatory limits on the exercise of water rights
Interstate water compacts
The effects of drought and climate change
Groundwater Rights: Management, Regulation, and Exercise
California law of groundwater rights
Key concepts in groundwater law
Intervention, management, and the role of “undesirable results”
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Complying with Water Quality Laws and Regulations
State and federal water quality regulations
Industrial wastewater regulation
Stormwater permitting and enforcement
Special topics - agricultural runoff, public water supplies
Waters of the U.S.
Meeting Water Needs of Business and Industry
Long term water reliability for industry, manufacturing, energy production
Potential risks to groundwater and surface water
Water quality issues
Developing regulatory policies
Water use in renewable energy production
Ethical Considerations in Water Law and Resource Development
S. Nastich, S Warner
Are there human rights to water?
Determining ethical uses of water and how to use water ethically
Water theft and water trespass ethics problems
Ethics considerations for technical professionals in water development projects
Who Should Attend
- Floodplain Managers
6.5 California CLE Hours
Including 1.0 Ethics Hour
California Engineers & Geologists
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
6.5 ASFPM CECs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour to California attorneys. HalfMoonEducation is an approved CLE provider in California (ProviderNo. 8370).
This course offers 6.5 non-credit continuing education hours to California professional engineers and geologists. It may qualify for mandated continuing education credit in other states. Refer to specific state rules to confirm eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs.
Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required.Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
David E. Cameron
David E. Cameron is a water resources attorney with Downey Brand LLP whose practice is focused on securing and protecting water rights, the purchase and sale of water rights, water supply assessments, groundwater management,and related environmental and endangered species issues. His practice includes litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings before the State Water Resources Control Board, and public agency representation, as well as transactional water-related matters. Mr. Cameron enjoys tackling complex legal issues and providing practical solutions to clients, which include water districts, irrigation districts, cities, counties, and agricultural interests large and small.
Patrick Hubbard, PG, CEG
Patrick Hubbard, PG, CEG is a principal with Aqueous Pathfinding, Inc. and a consulting principal to Langan. He has 30 years of professional experience performing and managing environmental projects, particularly related to water supply and water supply wells. Mr. Hubbard has worked closely with regulatory agencies and attorneys, evaluated well operations and contaminant impacts, calculated contaminant transport and fate to water supply wells and streams, evaluated potential impacts relative to water supply reservoirs, and directed aquifer analysis and field testing. He also provides expert witness testimony and litigation support. Clients include water districts; local governments; law firms; and semiconductor, steel, petrochemical, and transportation industries.
Wendy L. Manley
Wendy L. Manley, Esq., is a partner at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP in Oakland. For 20 years, Ms. Manley’s practice has focused on environmental permitting, compliance counseling, and litigation for both public and private parties, with particular emphasis on stormwater regulation, permitting, compliance and enforcement under the federal Clean Water Act and related state legislation. Ms. Manley has provided clients with legal counsel in a variety of contexts, including storm water program development, implementation and auditing; ordinance drafting; tenant leasing and compliance; group monitoring of industrial storm water management; and agency negotiations.
Summer L. Nastich
Summer L. Nastich is a litigator, counselor, scientist, engineer, and arbitrator specializing in environmental, construction, and land use law, including any necessary litigation. Ms. Nastich has a life-long passion for learning and problem solving. She received three undergraduate degrees (Oceanography, Biology, and Zoology), then a J.D. degree, cum laude, and then a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Her thirst for gaining and applying knowledge led her to an exciting law practice that incorporates all of her book learning, the knowledge she gained working as an environmental consultant, and the knowledge and experience she’s assimilated over more than a decade of practicing law. Ms. Nastich’s interactions with technicians, experts, courts, clients, and adversaries are seamless, as she speaks all of their languages. Her education and experience also allow her to quickly synthesize technical issues and analyze data and information to unearth solutions to meet each client’s unique needs.
Scott D. Warner
Scott D. Warner, a principal with Ramboll Environ, has 30 years of consulting experience in hydrogeology and water resources development, design/assessment of groundwater remediation strategies, and natural resources planning. He has provided litigation support and expert witness services for cases involving hydro-geochemistry, groundwater remediation and remediation cost recovery, and he has completed projects in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Mr. Warner has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications on water resources, climate impacts, groundwater remediation, hydraulics and geochemistry for both peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has provided course instruction on groundwater resources and remediation to university and regulatory audiences, and was a co-editor of an Oxford University Press book on environmental site characterization and remediation. Mr. Warner earned an MS degree in Geology from Indiana University, and a BS degree in Engineering Geology from UCLA. He is a registered professional geologist, certified hydrogeologist and certified engineering geologist in California.