'New Laws Impacting Water Quality and Quantity' topic of Great Lakes Water Conference
October 11, 2012
New international, national, and state laws impacting Great Lakes water quality and quantity will be the subjects of the 12th annual Great Lakes Water Conference on Friday, Nov. 2 at The University of Toledo College of Law.
The free, public conference titled “New Laws Impacting Water Quality and Quantity” will begin at 8:30a.m., Friday, Nov. 2 in the College of Law’s recently renovated McQuade Law Auditorium.
Three panels of experts will discuss the newly amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, mercury pollution, and water use legislation spawned by the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. Tom Henry, award-winning environmental writer for the Toledo Blade, will be the keynote speaker.
“The problems facing the Great Lakes are often interdisciplinary in nature,” said Kenneth Kilbert, associate dean for academic affairs and director of Toledo Law’s Legal Institute of the Great Lakes. “This conference brings together experts from law, science, and policy in an effort to solve such important problems.”
The conference is free to the public, and attorneys can earn 4.5 hours of Ohio CLE for $60. The conference is sponsored by the College of Law and its affiliated Legal Institute of the Great Lakes.