Published: April 16, 2013

Public policy forum on Great Lakes issues takes place April 17

Contact(s): Cynthia Kyle IPPSR office: (517) 353-1731

Fresh water storage and diversion, declining levels and temperatures are clouding the future of the Great Lakes, one of Michigan’s greatest assets. Water scientists and water prospectors are calling on Midwest residents and policy makers to think differently about the vast freshwater resource – and how it’s managed.

These and other questions are on the agenda of panelists featured at the April 17 IPPSR Public Policy Forum on Emerging Issues Regarding the Great Lakes.

Panelists include:

  •  Jon Allan, Director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Office of the Great Lakes
  • Michael Jones, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Co-Director, Quantitative Fisheries Center at Michigan State University
  • Jennifer Read, Deputy Director, University of Michigan Water Center

Speakers will be available for interview prior to the Forum and immediately after. Please contact Cynthia Kyle at, (517) 353-1731 if you have special needs.

Wednesday’s Forum takes place in the Mackinac Room of the Anderson House Office Building across from the Capitol, 124 North Capitol, downtown Lansing. The Mackinac Room is on the Fifth Floor. The Forum begins at 11:30 a.m. and there is no charge to attend.

A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call (517) 355-6672 or register online. More information is available on IPPSR’s website.

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