Emerging Stormwater Litigation Trends

5 Things Environmental Professionals Need to Know

More than ever, the threat of legal action facing manufacturing companies for violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) is on the rise. It’s a myth that regulatory ‘rollbacks’ on a federal level will take the compliance pressure off companies. Actually, quite the opposite is true. During this webinar, we’ll share research we just released pointing to higher threat levels and more expansive legal vulnerabilities that you need to be prepared for. We will also explain what companies can do to mitigate the risks of lawsuits and how to respond to potential lawsuits.

Download this webinar to hear top stormwater experts from Mapistry and the law firm Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, as they explore emerging environmental litigation trends and the best ways that you can reduce risk of environmental non-compliance and more confidently run your business.

You will learn:

  • The litigation trends affecting businesses due to increased litigation by private citizens and environmental groups
  • Why companies are more vulnerable today than 2 years ago
  • Actionable ways to prevent and address environmental compliance violations
  • How tech innovations make real-time environmental compliance possible
  • Ryan Janoch Founder of Mapistry

    Ryan is the founder of Mapistry which provides stormwater services and online compliance software to industrial facilities. He is a professional engineer with nationwide experience in developing and implementing stormwater compliance programs for hundreds of industrial sites, including ready-mix concrete plants, metal recyclers and bulk marine terminals. Ryan is a former member of the State of Virginia’s Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse Committee and a current member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Hearing Board. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Biology and Geology from Tufts University.

  • Wendy Manley Partner, Wendel Rosen

    With nearly 20 years in the storm water field counseling both private and public clients, Wendy has a good understanding of compliance issues and regulatory and enforcement trends. She advises clients on permit requirements and resolving enforcement challenges. Wendy regularly gives presentations and training seminars to attorneys, the regulated community, and storm water practitioners; tracks federal and state legislative, judicial and regulatory developments, and posts important updates for her clients on her “Storm Water Log.” She has been a member of the California Storm Water Quality Association for some 15 years and is well connected within the community of storm water practitioners.