Algae, fueled by excess nutrients, are a blooming crisis in the Great Lakes and beyond, causing economic and environmental harm and threatening public health.

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, November 8, 2013 at the University of Toledo College of Law. The conference begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.

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. Panels focusing on Algae in the Great Lakes and Algae Across the Nation will follow. An afternoon panel on the Compact, the Carp, and the Court will round out the sessions. The conference is sponsored by the University of Toledo College of Law and its affiliated Legal Institute of the Great Lakes.