“The Clean Water Act at 50: An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

Join Case Western Reserve University’s Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law for a daylong event, “The Clean Water Act at 50,” on Friday, April 8, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in George Gund Hall’s Moot Courtroom, Room A59. 

Responding to widespread and growing concern about the fate of the nation’s waters, Congress enacted the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972—commonly known as the Clean Water Act. This far-reaching federal legislation sought to eliminate the discharge of pollution into waterways and ensure that rivers and streams are swimmable and fishable.

In the 50 years since, the nation has made substantial progress in controlling water pollution, yet many significant water-quality challenges remain—as do legal questions about the scope and application of federal regulations.

“The Clean Water Act at 50” will feature law and public policy experts from across the country, including the Environmental Protection Agency, and explore the successes, failures and remaining challenges of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

The event is free unless seeking CLE credit; if seeking 6.0 hours of credit, the fee is $100 for CWRU alumni or $200 for non-alumni.

Learn more and register.