March 20, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, water and wastewater utilities are currently triggering their response plans for continuity of operations. These events also trigger regulatory issues under the Clean Water Act as utilities work to maintain compliance during this pandemic. Utilities need to consider special conditions in their Consent Decrees and/or permits, consider regulatory obligations and maintain close contact with their regulators. This webcast will provide information on key considerations from a regulator and a regulated community perspective.


  • Melanie Davenport, President, Association of Clean Water Administrators; Director, Water Permitting Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Shellie Chard, WEF Government Affairs Regulatory Subcommittee Chair; Director, Water Quality, Oklahoma DEQ, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fred Andes, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, Chicago, IL


  • Susan Sullivan, Executive Director, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission