Women’s Council on Energy & The Environment
Lunch & Learn Series
Protecting the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers
Using the Clean Water Act
A Conversation with the President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network
The Potomac as well as its tributaries, provide swimmable, fishable, and drinkable water to nearly 6 million people in the national capital region. Established in 2000, the Potomac Riverkeeper Network works to ensure safe drinking water, healthy river habitats, as well as continued use and enjoyment of this unique and critical natural resource that exists right here in our backyard.
Join WCEE for an engaging conversation with the Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s President, Nancy Stoner. Ms. Stoner will discuss the history of the organization and their current efforts to protect water quality, including their use of the citizen suit provision in the Clean Water Act (CWA). The “citizen suit provision” under the CWA allows anyone adversely affected by a specific source of pollution to file a lawsuit against the entity that is alleged to have violated the Clean Water Act. The Potomac Riverkeeper Network and allied organizations have successfully used this piece of the federal law to successfully stop many types of pollution from contaminating the Potomac watershed.
Date: January 22nd, 2020
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Venue: Berkeley Research Group (BRG), 1800 M Street NW, 2nd Floor, WDC 20036
Building Security: Your name must be on the security list to be allowed access to the venue; therefore, please register ahead of time.
Closest Metro Stations: Dupont Circle (South Exit); Farragut North; Farragut West.
Cost: $5 (WCEE members); $20 (non-WCEE members).
This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event; please feel free to bring your own lunch.