Public Policy and American Drinking Water

On September 7, 2016, amid great concern about the future of water quality and quantity, Marquette Law School will host a conference titled “Public Policy and American Drinking Water.”  The conference will take an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the legal, scientific, engineering, and Banner logo - Earth in a dropenvironmental water issues that fill today’s news and touch all of our lives.  Leading figures from a variety of disciplines will discuss topics such as lead and aging infrastructure, privatization of water systems, public perceptions of water quality issues, the (under)valuation of water, and quantity and quality concerns related to groundwater.

Attendance is complimentary and open to the public, but pre-registration – available at this link – is required.

Participants include:

  • Hon. Tom Barrett, Mayor, City of Milwaukee
  • Jill Birren, Assistant Professor, Marquette University College of Education
  • Marc Edwards, Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech University
  • Charles Franklin, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School, and Director of the Marquette Law School Poll
  • Chris Goemans, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University
  • Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School
  • Robert Griffin, Professor, Marquette University College of Communication
  • Dee Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice President for Research and Innovation and Professor of Chemistry, Marquette University
  • Christine Klein, Chesterfield Smith Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • George Kraft, Professor and Director of the Center for Watershed Science and Education, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Richard Little, Editor, Public Works Management and Policy
  • Michael Lovell, President, Marquette University
  • Brooke Mayer, Assistant Professor, Marquette University College of Engineering
  • Andrew Meyer, Assistant Professor, Marquette University College of Business Administration
  • Fred Royal, President, NAACP Milwaukee branch; member, Freshwater for Life Action Coalition
  • Cathy Stepp, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • David Strifling, Director, Water Law and Policy Initiative, Marquette University Law School
  • Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
  • Kimberlee Wright, Executive Director, Midwest Environmental Advocates

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