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Registration for International Water Symposium Ends Friday

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Registration for the Upper Great Lakes Law and Policy Symposium in Duluth, Minn., ends Friday, March 18, at 5 p.m. Registration is $60 and people interested in environmental regulations, science and policy are encouraged to attend. Students can attend for free but they must register.

Presenters include law school and science faculty, as well as lawmakers and dignitaries from the the U.S., Canada, and Native American Tribes. The symposium, which takes place next Thursday, March 24, at the Greysolon Ballroom from 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., examines ideas for managing transboundary water challenges within the Great Lakes Basin. The discussions include timely subjects like water diversion, aquatic invasive species, climate change and mining.

To facilitate attendance from the Twin Cities, a charter bus will run between the Humphrey School of Public Affairs (West Bank campus of UMN) to the Greysolon Ballroom (Duluth), departing at 5:30 a.m. (MPLS) and 6:30 p.m. (Duluth). Those seeking such transportation can sign up for the $10 round-trip bus ride by sending their name and email address to sangradi@umn.edu or by calling (218) 726-6209.

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, the University of Minnesota Law School and the Sea Grant Law Center are hosting the symposium with major support from NOAA Sea Grant, the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota Duluth. For more information visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/managingwater.

Posted on March 17, 2016


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