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Protecting the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers
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This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event.

When: Wednesday, Jan 22nd, 2020
From 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Where: Berkeley Research Group
1800 M Street NW
2nd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia  20036
United States

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WCEE 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.

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About Nancy Stoner:
Ms. Nancy Stoner is one of the nation’s most experienced water policy experts. Nancy has a rich and distinguished background in protecting our nation’s water. She began her career as an attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC, where she litigated and analyzed legislative proposals on a broad range of environmental and natural resource statutes. Nancy also worked for many years at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she recently served as Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. In that position, she managed the agency’s program for implementing the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act nationwide to protect surface water resources and ensure the safety of tap water, supervising a staff of more than 600 and a budget of more than $3 billion in grants, loans and contract support.

Nancy also served as Co-Director, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, where she co-directed a national program to promote sound water resource management nationally and in specific watersheds, such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and Anacostia River. Prior to her current position with PRKN, Nancy most recently served as Water Program Director and Senior Fellow for the Pisces Foundation where she developed the foundation’s strategy to protect freshwater resources in the U.S.

Nancy graduated from the Yale Law School, New Haven, CT and was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 1986. She was also awarded a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. She lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband, and has two grown children. She enjoys whitewater rafting, tubing, canoeing, birding, and gardening.



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