NMC Campus Day
November 21, 2014
Water: A Right or A Resource
Challenges to freshwater occur daily. Whether it is thermal, nutrient, toxic, or biological these challenges exist throughout society. Yet Earth needs fresh water to support life. Join water experts, Jim Olson and Liz Kirkwood of FLOW, in a discussion of the challenges related to protecting Earth’s most precious resource – Water. Case studies from Toledo, Mackinaw, and other areas around the Great Lakes will be contemplated in the context of the question: should water be classified as part of the public commons? Jim Olson, water attorney and champion for over 40 years, is founder and president of FLOW (For Love of Water), a Great Lakes water law and policy center located here in Traverse City. Liz Kirkwood is FLOW’s executive director and has practiced environmental law for 15 years in the U.S. and abroad.
When & Where
This semi-annual event is held each May and November at NMC’s University Center on Cass Road (between S. Airport Road and 14th Street) in Traverse City. The building is barrier-free and smoke-free, with lots of easy parking. Classes run from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check in begins at 9:20 a.m