On March 1, the DePaul Law Review will hold its 23rd annual symposium on the topic of the Great Lakes, specifically addressing the legal issues and policy concerns relating to freshwater resources. I’ll be giving the opening talk on the Great Lakes legal regime, followed by panels and presentations on climate change, invasive species, emerging contaminants, stormwater, and Great Lakes water policy. I’m especially looking forward to Professor Melissa Scanlan’s midday discussion of “virtual water” – an important concept for sustainable and equitable water use. More details and registration information are available online.
Also on March 1, Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law is hosting its Sixth Annual Spring Environmental Symposium on the topic of Great Lakes Natural Resource Governance. I’m sorry I can’t be in two places at once, but my colleague Professor Nick Schroeck will be in Indiana kicking off the opening panel on emerging challenges facing Great Lakes governance. Check out the agenda and register online.
Later this month, Professor Schroeck will bring a Great Lakes perspective to the American Bar Association’s 42nd Annual Spring Conference hosted by the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. He’ll be discussing stormwater management, just one of the dozens of sessions on a broad range of timely environmental law topics. The conference is March 21–23 in Salt Lake City.