Algae topic of water conference Nov. 8

November 5, 2013 | Events, UToday, Law
By Rachel Phipps

water conference screen shot 2013Algae, fueled by excess nutrients, cause economic and environmental harm and threaten public health in the Great Lakes region and beyond.

Legal and scientific experts from across the nation and Canada will tackle the algae problem at the 13th annual Great Lakes Water Conference Friday, Nov. 8, at The University of Toledo Law Center.

The free, public conference, “Algae: A Blooming Problem in the Great Lakes and Beyond,” is sponsored by the College of Law and its Legal Institute of the Great Lakes.

Keynote speaker Chris Korleski, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office, will kick off the one-day conference.

Panels focusing on “Algae in the Great Lakes” and “Algae Across the Nation” will follow.

An afternoon panel titled “The Compact, the Carp and the Court” will round out the sessions.

“There is no silver bullet that will solve the harmful algae problem, but this conference contributes both legal and scientific ammunition to combat this scourge,” said Kenneth Kilbert, director of the Legal Institute of the Great Lakes and associate dean for academic affairs. 

Registration is $70 for Ohio attorneys seeking 4.5 hours of continuing legal education.

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