Water Quality Regulation and Permitting


Review California water quality regulations, relevant provisions of California state law and regulations and the federal Clean Water Act. During this interactive workshop, instructors will provide case studies, strategies and recommendations for effectively meeting agency requirements. Topics include:

  • A regulatory overview of the federal Clean Water Act
  • The California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act
  • Basin planning and waste discharge requirements
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits
  • The jurisdictions of key agencies such as the California Environmental Protection Agency and state and regional water boards

This course will also cover recent updates and changes in California water quality regulations.

Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to real-time lecture/Q&A sessions with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. 

This course is open August 9 – August 11, with a live session on August 11, 2:00-4:00 PM PST. 

We allow registration through the first morning of the course. We cannot extend course access beyond 11:59 PM on 8/11, so students pursuing a late enrollment acknowledge that they will have less time to complete the materials. Please contact the course representative with any questions. 

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received nine calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this course, please review our technical requirements page at online learning.


Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.


Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.