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Submit your nomination for President-Elect before Friday, February 1, 2019!

The President-Elect on the SWS Board of Directors shall assume duties and responsibilities of the President at the conclusion of the President's term or if the office is vacated. In the absence of the President or in the event of inability or refusal to act, the President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting shal...

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The EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed Rule to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which will greatly reduce the area of wetlands, headwaters, ephemeral and isolated wetlands and waters that are federally protected. SWS members who wish to comment on this Rule will have 60 days to submit comments once the Rule is published in ...

The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina found that the Trump administration improperly suspended the Clean Water Rule ( Read the Order ). Specifically, the Court held that (1) the EPA and Corps violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by refusing to solicit public comment on the merits of suspending the Clean Water Rule an...

On July 24, 2018 an amicus curiae brief in support of Clean Water Rule was filed in the North Dakota Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Clean Water Rule case. The brief reiterates that the Clean Water Rule is scientifically sound and is based on state of the science studies, including those in the EPA's Connectivity Report.The Connectivity Report ...