E&W Blog

February 17, 2016

Drinking Water Experts Talk About Flint MI and Our Nation's Water Problems on The Diane Rehm Show

Erik Olson of NRDC, George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water, and Jim Salzman, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at UCSB and UCLA, and author of “Drinking Water: A History,” talk about the problems in Flint and serious problems facing our nation’s water infrastructure more broadly.   Erik, George, and Jim do a […]
February 12, 2016

New Report by Stanford Researchers Develop Framework for Financing Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Stanford researchers develop financing framework to fund critical freshwater projects Using lessons from the energy sector, Stanford researchers outline strategies to bring the nation’s water infrastructure into the 21st century. BY PAIGE MILLER Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment A new report by a team of researchers at Stanford University offers a framework to fund […]
February 12, 2016

Where Government has Failed, Disque Deane Jr. Believes Capitalism Offers an Elegant Solution – Water Markets

Liquid Assets by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Co-published with the Atlantic Feb. 9, 2016 ON A BRISK, CLOUDLESS DAY last January, Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV, kicked his cowboy boots in the dirt, and looked around. He had driven two hours from Reno on one of the loneliest stretches of interstate in the United […]
February 11, 2016

BIGLAW v. littlelaw – the future of legal practice is here.

5 Signs It’s Time To Ditch BigLaw For A Boutique Share us on: By Shayna Posses Law360, New York (February 10, 2016, 7:54 PM ET) — Leaving a behemoth firm for a boutique shop can be a scary proposition for attorneys who have been dreaming of BigLaw since that first frenzied 1L exam. But lawyers […]
February 11, 2016

Earth & Water is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Kieser to its Advisory Board

https://www.earthandwatergroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Kieser-Appointed-to-EW-Advisory-Board-Announcement.pdf
February 8, 2016

Is Flint Evidence of Government's Ineffectiveness in Regulating Government?

Linking to an article in today’s The Hill by two professors, one from Indiana University and the other from Texas A&M, who argue that the failure in Flint is due to the inability of government to regulate government.  Professors Konisky’s and Teodoro’s premise goes as follows: The ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan is a spectacular […]
February 6, 2016

AWWA Creates a Resource for Those Concerned About Lead in Their Water

The American Water Works Association has created a website, Lead Resource Community, that provides enormously useful information for those homeowners and communities that are concerned about the quality of their drinking water.  Everything you need to know about lead service lines, EPA’s lead and copper rule, and corrosion control programs to what you need to […]
February 2, 2016

World Water Day March 22, 2016 Sparks a Run Up of Activity

  A number of national, association and NGO activities are coming on line as a run up to the United Nations World Water Day on March 22, 2016.  Activities of interest to E&W blog readers include: White House Summit on Water Issues As part of the joint White House-Department of Interior 12/15/15 roundtable discussion with […]
February 2, 2016

National Drinking Water Advisory Committee makes recommendations to EPA on Revisions to Lead & Copper Rule

In light of the human health crisis in Flint Michigan, the NDWAC’s recommendations to EPA’s leadership on the lead and copper rule is none too timely. NDWAC – Recommendations to the Administrator Dec. 15, 2015.   As public health specialists have concluded, lead in any amount is harmful to humans.   There is no silver […]
January 30, 2016

AWWA and Earth & Water quoted in BNA Bloomberg, Citing EPA Response in Flint Michigan

EPA Too Slow in Flint Crisis Response, Lawyers Say BNA Snapshot EPA’s Role in Flint, Mich., Water Crisis Takeaway: The EPA should have acted more quickly and aggressively in responding to lead contamination in Flint’s drinking water, several environmental lawyers said. Next Step: Ongoing investigations should determine whether there are legal and practical reasons for the EPA’s […]