AquaLaw is pleased to announce the expansion of the Firm with the arrival of Amanda Waters, who brings over 20 years of environmental law experience with a focus on the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).
Waters has previously served in high-level water sector roles, mostly recently as General Counsel for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), where she managed the legal advocacy program implementing NACWA’s mission to safeguard the interests of municipal wastewater and stormwater utilities.
She worked previously as General Counsel & Director of Public Advocacy for the Water Environment Federation, General Counsel & Deputy Executive Director for Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky (a public wastewater and stormwater utility), Deputy General Counsel for the State of Kentucky Environmental & Public Protection Cabinet, and as a staff attorney with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
Waters has extensive practical expertise working nationally with utilities on a variety of environmental permitting, compliance, and enforcement issues. She literally helped write the book on the CWA having co-authored the chapter on “Publicly Owned Treatment Works” in the American Bar Association’s Clean Water Action Handbook, the highly regarded legal treatise.
Waters received her JD with Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University and a BS in biology from Eastern Kentucky University.
AquaLaw is an 9-attorney, 15-member team providing regulatory consulting and legal services to local governmental utilities, infrastructure-intensive industries, and other entities on a variety of environmental and natural resources matters. The Chambers and Partners’ 2018 USA Guide credits the Firm with “strength in representing municipalities and utilities” and “renowned expertise in water matters.” The Firm has handled significant matters in 29 different states concerning the regulation, permitting, construction and operation of various infrastructure projects, including water supplies, treatment facilities, pipelines, manufacturing, and stormwater.