Review of the Everglades
Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Committee to Review the Florida Aquifer Storage and Recovery Regional Study
Technical Data Report
Water Science and Technology Board
Division on Earth and Life Studies
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COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE FLORIDA AQUIFER STORAGE AND
RECOVERY REGIONAL STUDY TECHNICAL DATA REPORT
JAMES SAIERS, Chair, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
CHARLES F. HARVEY, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
WILLIAM HOPKINS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
KENNETH W. POTTER, University of Wisconsin, Madison
RENÉ MARIE PRICE, Florida International University, Miami
R. DAVID G. PYNE, ASR Systems, LLC, Gainesville, Florida
LARRY ROBINSON, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
ELIZABETH J. SCREATON, University of Florida, Gainesville
R. RHODES TRUSSELL, Trussell Technologies, Inc., Pasadena, California
STEPHANIE E. JOHNSON, Study Director
BRENDAN McGOVERN, Senior Program Assistant
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BOARD
GEORGE M. HORNBERGER, Chair, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
EDWARD J. BOUWER, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
DAVID A. DZOMBAK, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
YU-PING CHIN, Ohio State University, Columbus
M. SIOBHAN FENNESSY, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
BEN GRUMBLES, Clean Water America Alliance, Washington, D.C.
GEORGE R. HALLBERG, The Cadmus Group, Watertown, Massachusetts
CATHERINE L. KLING, Iowa State University, Ames
DEBRA S. KNOPMAN, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia
LARRY LARSON, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, Wisconsin
RITA P. MAGUIRE, Maguire & Pearce PLLC, Phoenix, Arizona
DAVID I. MAURSTAD, OST, Inc., McLean, Virginia
ROBERT SIMONDS, The Robert Simonds Company, Culver City, California
FRANK H. STILLINGER, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
MARYLYNN V. YATES, University of California, Riverside
JAMES W. ZIGLAR, SR., Van Ness Feldman, Washington, D.C.
JEFFREY JACOBS, Director
LAURA J. EHLERS, Senior Program Officer
STEPHANIE E. JOHNSON, Senior Program Officer
ED DUNNE, Staff Officer
M. JEANNE AQUILINO, Financial and Administrative Associate
MICHAEL J. STOEVER, Research Associate
ANITA A. HALL, Senior Program Associate
BRENDAN McGOVERN, Senior Program Assistant
The committee appreciates the assistance of the many individuals that provided presentations and additional information to the committee. The committee particularly thanks April Patterson (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [USACE]), Bob Verrastro (South Florida Water Management District), June Mirecki (USACE), and Will Logan (USACE) for their assistance in support of the study.
This report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their breadth of perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with the procedures approved by the National Academies’ Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review was to provide candid and critical comments to assist the institution in ensuring that its published report is scientifically credible and that it meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The reviewer comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the deliberative process. We thank the following reviewers for their helpful suggestions, all of which were considered and many of which were wholly or partly incorporated in the final report: Jean Bahr, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Leonard Konikow (NAE), U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA; Wayne Landis, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Mark McNeal, ASRus LLC, Tampa, FL; Madeline Schreiber, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Mark Stewart, University of South Florida, Tampa; Frank Stillinger (NAS), Princeton University, NJ; Joshua White, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; Marylynn Yates, University of California-Riverside.
Although these reviewers provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions and recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Bonnie McCay, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and Wendy Graham, University of Florida. Appointed by the National Research Council (NRC), they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments received full consideration. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the NRC.
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