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Key Water Issues and Why They Matter


Have you ever thought about how important the interplay of endangered species, water quality and water supply issues can be for your clients? In this insightful presentation, you will hear about the importance of strategic planning when advising clients on development projects and the need to consider where water resources are coming from and how they can be affected. The real key is how to obtain a secure water supply and to minimize the regulatory burdens that accompany it in the process.


I. Why Is This So Important?
   A. What We Are Going to Focus On
   B. Competing Demands
     1. Trends
     2. Nature as a Competing Demand
   C. Water Supply Solutions
   D. Water Resource Regulation
   E. Hydraulic Fracturing
   F. Other Issues
   G. What Does This All Mean?

Content Provided

With influence and presence on both U.S. coasts and abroad, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP enjoys an expansive international platform. The firm has 14 offices in global centers for capital markets, energy and technology and provides its clients with the strength of this reach and a commitment to cross-border service and responsiveness. Pillsbury is a leader in its core areas of focus: capital markets and finance, energy, global sourcing, litigation, real estate, technology, life sciences, and communications.

Speaker / Author:

Photo of Wayne M. Whitlock

Wayne M. Whitlock
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 

Mr. Whitlock is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. He practices in the areas of environmental and natural resources law. He works with clients in the manufacturing, mining, energy, forest products, real estate, and agriculture industries. His principal areas of experience include water quality and water resources, land use, forest management, and federal and state endangered species and fish and wildlife conservation.

Mr. Whitlock is particularly experienced with the interplay of endangered species, water quality and water supply issues, and he has worked with a number of clients to reconcile conflicts in these areas. He has worked on numerous large-scale planning processes, including land use and watershed management plans, Habitat Conservation Plans, the Clean Water Act TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) process and other large project approvals.

Mr. Whitlock has an active practice in the legislative and regulatory arenas. He is involved in federal and state Endangered Species Act listings and critical habitat designations, as well as parallel regulatory processes under federal and state water quality laws. Most recently, he has been involved with listing and critical habitat issues associated with Pacific Salmon species, including Coho salmon and steelhead, at the federal and state levels. Mr. Whitlock led the business community’s team that developed and negotiated the 1997 amendments to the California Endangered Species Act and regulations that authorized incidental take permits, and he continues to represent clients on related legislative and regulatory matters.

Mr. Whitlock is a member of the American Bar Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco and their respective environmental and natural resources sections.

Mr. Whitlock received his J.D. from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University in 1983 and his B.S. from Utah State University in 1980.

Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $50.00
Subscribers: FREE
Pillsbury U Online: FREE
Metro State Univ: $50.00


Course Code : 775709

Length : 30min
Recorded Date : 1/24/2013

Format Type : eLearning

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