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Presenter: David E. Cameron and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: San Jose, CA

Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport
1471 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-452-0200

This seminar is closed or full.


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
P. Hubbard

   Surface water resources
   Groundwater 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
S. Nastich

   Obtaining water rights in California – Permitting and reporting
   Statutory and regulatory limits on the exercise of water rights
   Interstate water compacts
   Water transfers
   The effects of drought and climate change
   Public trust

Groundwater Rights: Management, Regulation, and Exercise
D. Cameron

   California law of groundwater rights
   Key concepts in groundwater law
   Intervention, management, and the role of “undesirable results”
   Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
   Recent developments

Complying with Water Quality Laws and Regulations
W. Manley

   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
S. Warner

   Water supply
   Long term water reliability for industry, manufacturing, energy production
   Transactional challenges
   Potential risks to groundwater and surface water
   Water quality issues
   Developing regulatory policies
   Water use in renewable energy production
   Pending litigation

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Floodplain Managers

   6.5 California CLE Hours
   Including 1.0 Ethics Hour

California Engineers & Geologists
   Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Floodplain Managers
   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

Aqueous Pathfinding, Inc, Oakland

Mr. Hubbard is a principal with Aqueous Pathfinding, Inc. and a consulting principal to Langan. He has 30years of professional experience performing and managing environmental projects, particularly related towater 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 watersupply wells and streams, evaluated potential impacts relative to water supply reservoirs, and directed aquiferanalysis and field testing. He also provides expert witness testimony and litigation support. Clients includewater districts; local governments; law firms; and the semiconductor, steel, petrochemical, and transportationindustries.

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

Ramboll Environ, Emeryville

Mr. 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, Australia 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 and is involved with advanced research at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is a registered professional geologist, certified hydrogeologist and certified engineering geologist in California.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.