Fordham Environmental Law Review Publishes Center's Work on Harmful Algal Blooms
Center Director, John Hoornbeek, and co-authors Josh Filla and Soumya Yalamanchili, have had their recent work on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) published by the Fordham Environmental Law Review. The piece focuses on reviewing watershed based policy tools for addressing the nutrient enrichment of surface waters in the United States. The publication is a follow up to a presentation given at the Fordham University Law Review Water Symposium in New York on February 10, 2017 and builds on a the Center's 2016 report exploring policy tools for reducing HABs in Lake Erie. The research underlying both the report and law review article was funded in part by a grant from Ohio State University's Water Resources Center and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The Fordham article identifies water pollution control policy tools that are used to reduce nutrient flows in the United States and offers preliminary ideas for their use in other circumstances. These policy tools were identified through an investigation of the Chesapeake Bay Program, the Long Island Sound Study Program, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, and ongoing efforts to reduce nutrient flows to Lake Erie from sources in Ohio.
The article will be available in the Fordham Environmental Law Symposium 2017 issue and is titled "Watershed Based Policy Tools for Reducing Nutrient Flows to Surface Waters: Addressing Nutrient Enrichment and Harmful Algal Blooms in the United States".
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