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Algae topic of of Great Lakes Water Conference

Algae, 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 on Friday, Nov. 8 at The University of Toledo College of Law.

The free, public conference is sponsored by the College of Law and its affiliated 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 at 8:45 a.m. Panels focusing on “Algae in the Great Lakes” and “Algae Across the Nation” will follow at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively. An afternoon panel titled “The Compact, the Carp, and the Court” at 1:45 p.m. 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.

The conference is free to the public. Registration is $70 for Ohio attorneys seeking 4.5 hours of continuing legal education.

For more information or to register, visit

Media Coverage
The Blade (Nov. 8, 2013)
The Blade (Nov. 9, 2013)


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