The National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board recently released the “Review of the Everglades Aquifer Storage and Recovery Regional Study.”
The report reviews an 11-year regional study carried out by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District to assess the regional effects of large-scale aquifer storage and recovery in the Everglades. The report finds that despite uncertainties about the ecological impacts of large-scale implementation of aquifer storage and recovery in the Everglades, it could be phased in to answer several scientific questions and provide some restoration benefits.
The full report is now available for free PDF download, along with a report in brief (two-page lay summary).
There’ll be an opportunity to learn more about the report at a free webinar at 11 a.m. EDT May 13, featuring a presentation and Q&A session with the chair of the report’s authoring committee James Saiers of Yale University and committee members William Hopkins of Virginia Tech, R. David G. Pyne of ASR Systems, and Elizabeth Screaton of the University of Florida. Register to attend here.