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Wayne Law Associate Professor Noah Hall writes book chapter about water issues

October 8, 2013

DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Noah D. Hall is co-author of a chapter in a new book, Water Without Borders? Canada, the United States, and Shared Waters, published by University of Toronto Press.

Hall’s chapter, written with Professor Jamie Linton of Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, is “The Great Lakes: A Model of Transboundary Cooperation.”

The book offers readers an overview of water issues along the 49th parallel, as well as commentaries by a variety of experts, including Hall, on sources of conflict between Canada and the United States over water issues.

“Particularly noteworthy is the fact that most chapters emphasize that solutions to transboundary water conflicts have taken the form of working around — rather than through — conventional institutions for transboundary water governance,” Hall said in a Sept. 26 entry to his blog, www.greatlakeslaw.org. “The transboundary cooperation and collaboration that characterizes these chapters epitomizes, we feel, how shared governance can function effectively: through hard work, clear lines of communication, sustained contact and mutual trust.”

Hall, an Ann Arbor resident, is widely published and consulted on environmental and water law issues. His research focuses on issues of environmental governance, federalism, and transboundary pollution and resource management.

Hall graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, concentrating on environmental policy. Before he joined Wayne Law’s faculty, he taught at the University of Michigan Law School and was an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation, where he managed the Great Lakes Water Resources Program for the nation’s largest conservation organization. He also worked in private practice for several years and has extensive litigation experience and many published decisions in state and federal courts. Hall continues to represent a variety of clients in significant environmental policy disputes.