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August 30, 2016
MILWAUKEE — Nationally renowned water corrosion and treatment expert Marc Edwards and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett are among the featured guests for an upcoming conference, "Public Policy and American Drinking Water," on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.
Amid great concern about the future of water quality and quantity, this conference will take an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the water-related legal, scientific, engineering and environmental issues that fill today's news and touch all of our lives. Edwards, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech University, and other leading figures from a variety of disciplines will discuss the following topics:
Several other members of Marquette's faculty will be featured guests, including Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice President for Research and Innovation and Professor of Chemistry; Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy; Charles Franklin, Professor of Law and Public Policy and Director of the Marquette Law School Poll; Jill Birren, Assistant Professor, College of Education; Brooke Mayer, Assistant Professor, Opus College of Engineering; Andrew Meyer, Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration; and Robert Griffin, Professor, Diederich College of Communication.
Other featured guests include:
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.