What is a “Waters of the US?”

What is a “Waters of the US?” 2017 Workshops




On-Demand Workshop

Waters of the US and the Clean Water Rule have been in the news for several years. President Trump has made numerous statements about the effect of the Clean Water Rule on the Nation’s economy and how he plans to change it.

There have been countless news stories about how the Waters of the US definition is confusing and needs to be changed.

So, what is this all about and how did we get here?

Waters of the US have been subject to Federal regulation since 1899. Over the years there have been many changes to what is considered jurisdictional and not. Today, we have a collection of laws, regulations, guidance and court rulings that determine if something is considered a Waters of the US.

While this may seem overwhelming, it really is not all that hard to understand. The Swamp School has been teaching classes on jurisdictional waterbodies and wetlands for over 10 years. Our instructors have over 30 years’ experience with this topic and we would like to help you.

The Swamp School has prepared a non-technical workshop that explains the current Waters of the US definition and brings together 118 years of US history with this topic. This workshop will cover the historic evolution of the Waters concept right up to today’s most recent interpretation, including Mr. Trump’s Scalia opinion.

Join us for an on-demand non-technical workshop that is specifically designed for:

  • Engineers
  • Attorneys
  • Farmers
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Property Managers
  • Planners
  • Developers
  • Students
  • Regulators
  • Government Officials
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Concerned Citizens

Even if you are an experienced wetland professional you will benefit from this workshop. We will be discussing the Waters of the US using easy to understand concepts that you can share with your clients. The Swamp School has extensive experience in making complicated technical concepts easy to understand.

This workshop will be presented in 2-parts and offered over the span of 2-weeks. It is offered on-demand so you can log in and participate at your convenience. You do not need to log-in at any specific time. There is an interactive discussion forum that will allow you to ask questions of the instructor as well as the other students.

There is no software you need to download and all class materials will be provided online. The class is PC/Mac/Linux compatible. All you need is a high-speed internet connection.

A certificate of training will be issued upon the successful completion of the class. Continuing education credits are available for many professions. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Professional Development Hours : 2


Questions? Give us a call at 1-877-479-2673


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July 10-24, 2017, August 14-28, 2017, September 4-18, 2017, October 16-30, 2017


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Q: What states approve this certification? Will I be able to legally perform wetland delineations in Va that are able to be submitted?
— Asked by Jordan Hoffman on June 8, 2017
A: VA has a Wetland Delineation licence that requires a test. The class will count as a pre-requisite training that VA requires. See: http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/SSWPG/ for more details.
mm — http://Marc%20Seelinger

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