Evaluating the Great Lakes Compact on its Tenth Anniversary

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“Evaluating the Great Lakes Compact on its Tenth Anniversary”-
a half day conference presented by the Marquette Law School Water Law and Policy Initiative

Please join us in Marquette Law School's Lubar Center on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, as we welcome former Wisconsin governor James Doyle, noted author Peter Annin, and other experts to evaluate the Great Lakes Compact on its tenth anniversary.

On October 3, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Great Lakes Compact into law. Since then, southeastern Wisconsin has proved to be a hotbed for controversy involving exceptions to the Compact’s general ban on diversions of water from the Great Lakes basin. In September 2017, the Compact Council began the process of drafting updates to the procedures, guidance, and rules used to implement the Compact. Ten years after it became law, this event will evaluate how successful the Compact has been to date, will explore current controversies and proposed revisions to the Compact, and will consider what may be in store in the second decade. The conference is another in a series of events presented by Marquette Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the event will conclude with a light “to-go” lunch at 11:45 a.m. in the Law School’s Zilber Forum.

Confirmed participants include:
Peter Annin, Director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, Northland College
James Doyle, former governor, State of Wisconsin
Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School
Shaili Pfeiffer, Natural Resource Staff Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
David Strifling, Director, Water Law and Policy Initiative, Marquette University Law School
David Ullrich, Advisor and former Executive Director, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

Registration and Event Details:
8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Marquette University Law School, Eckstein Hall, Lubar Center (limited complimentary parking will be available)
1215 West Michigan Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Complimentary event; registration required.

Questions? Contact Rita Aleman, program manager, Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, 414-288-5377, rita.aleman@marquette.edu

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