Bruce H. Tobey, Senior Counsel, Selected as Co-Principal Investigator for National Water Research Foundation Project
Senior Counsel Bruce H. Tobey, a member of the firm’s Municipal Infrastructure Team, has been appointed Co-Principal Investigator for a Water Research Foundation (WRF) Project that will examine legal issues and challenges faced by utilities should an infrastructure failure occur, and produce a best practices guide for U.S. water utility companies to help them protect against, prevent and reduce claims. The project was commissioned by the WRF, a global research organization dedicated to advancing the science of water, and awarded to The Cadmus Group, Inc. of Massachusetts. Attorney Tobey will work with Cadmus’ Senior Associate and Project Principal Investigator Katherine Martel, P.E. on the collaborative project that also includes seven water utilities from across the country and in Canada that have volunteered to participate and help water utilities improve their programs and practices to minimize risk.
Mr. Tobey has extensive legal experience advising and representing governments including municipalities, counties, public authorities and federal agencies, as well as private companies on environmental policy, programs, and financial and regulatory matters with a specialty in water and wastewater infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and other business development opportunities for sustainable communities. He has served on numerous Federal Advisory Committees of the United State Environmental Protection Agency, as President of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and as Chair of the Advisory Council of the National League of Cities. In addition, Mr. Tobey served as Mayor of Gloucester, MA from 1993 to 2002, and has private sector experience as Vice President Business Development for HomeServe USA, leading the company’s national campaign to develop public-private partnerships with water and wastewater utilities.