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Home / General Events / 2018 / Evaluating the Great Lakes Compact on its Tenth Anniversary 282
On October 3, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Great Lakes Compact into law. Since then, southeastern Wisconsin has proved to be a hotbed for controversy involving exceptions to the Compact’s general ban on diversions of water from the Great Lakes basin. In September 2017, the Compact Council began the process of drafting updates to the procedures, guidance, and rules used to implement the Compact. Ten years after it became law, this event will evaluate how successful the Compact has been to date, will explore current controversies and proposed revisions to the Compact, and will consider what may be in store in the second decade. The conference is another in a series of events presented by Marquette Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the event will conclude with a light “to-go” lunch at 11:45 a.m. in the Law School’s Zilber Forum.