2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.
Four preliminary rounds will determine breaks to elimination rounds, depending on the number of entries and pace of the tournament.
The debate will follow the standard 8-3-8-3-8-3-8-3-5-5-5-5 format with open or closed cross-examination dependent on judge preference.
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