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Exponent Webinar - New Adventures with Natural Resource Damage Assessments - May 13, 2009


April 13, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
10:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM EST
There is no cost to attend this webinar

The landscape of NRDA is changing. The large NRD matters brought by federal trustees are still with us and continue to present technical and economic challenges, which are critical for environmental managers and attorneys to understand.

Significant recent developments in this important field include the cases being brought at the state level and cases not involving conventional toxic pollutants. While these share many features in common with federal-led NRDs, they also reflect state and regional concerns. And, because they are state led, a greater diversity of technical, economic, and legal issues are raised.

There is also an important recognition that NRD may be part of a larger process of assessment and restoration, and therefore, greater consideration should be given to integrative approaches. Finally, various new tools are being used. Some employ unproven shortcuts and are to be avoided; some enhance technical defensibility and should be utilized. The proper set of tools can sharpen the delineation of injuries and help resolve negotiations over the technical and economic components of the process.

This 60-minute webinar will feature leading NRD specialists in ecology, restoration, chemistry, and apportionment. These individuals are intimately involved in the largest federal trustee NRD cases, as well as in the emerging state-led cases. These active practitioners and experts in the field will provide an overview of NRD, new developments in the field, and insights into steps forward.

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