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Great Lakes Water Conference to address new laws impacting water quality, quantity

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 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 8:30 a.m. in the recently renovated McQuade Law Center 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 Blade, will be the keynote speaker.

“The problems facing the Great Lakes are often interdisciplinary in nature,” said Kenneth Kilbert, UT associate dean for academic affairs and director of the College of 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 Continuing Legal Education for $60. The conference is sponsored by the College of Law and its affiliated Legal Institute of the Great Lakes. More information about the conference is available here.

For more information contact Rachel Phipps, assistant to the dean for communications in the UT College of Law, at 419.530.2628 or


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