Marquette University Law School will host U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore for a special conversation, “Water Law: A Federal Perspective on Wisconsin’s Lead Pipe Problem,” on Wednesday, April 5, at 12:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.
The conversation with Moore will explore the problem of lead service lines in Wisconsin’s water distribution systems and the possibility of federal involvement and funding to help address the issue, according to a press release from Marquette University. Professor David Strifling, director of Marquette Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative, will moderate the conversation. Strifling and law students will also present the findings from their recent survey of public water systems on various approaches to Wisconsin’s lead pipe problem.
Moore was elected to represent Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District in 2004, becoming the first African American elected to Congress from the State of Wisconsin. Her district represents much of Milwaukee County. She is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. She is also an active member on the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, LGBT Equality Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, the Great Lakes Caucus, and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
The program is open to members of the public at no cost; registration is required and available online.