The University of Toledo College of Law’s annual Great Lakes Water Conference brings together leading academics, policy makers, and legal practitioners to explore current challenges facing the Great Lakes. The conference theme this year is “Algae: A Blooming Problem in the Great Lakes and Beyond.” Algae blooms, fueled by excess nutrient pollution, cause economic and environmental harm and threaten public health. Keynote speaker Chris Korleski, Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office, will kick off the conference. I’m moderating a panel that looks at the nutrient pollution problems in other regions - the Chesapeake Bay, Florida, Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico – and explores the legal and policy lessons for the Great Lakes.
The conference is free to the public and no registration is required (except for attorneys seeking CLE credits). For more details, see the conference brochure.