THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Water Science and Technology Board
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress
Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades:
The Seventh Biennial Review - 2018
Requested by Congress in P.L. 106-541
, this seventh biennial review assesses the progress made in meeting the goals of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and provides an in-depth review of CERP monitoring, with particular emphasis on project-level monitoring and assessment. It reviews developments in research and assessment that inform restoration decision making, and identifies issues for in-depth evaluation considering new CERP program developments, policy initiatives, or improvements in scientific knowledge that have implications for restoration progress.
Over the past two years, impressive progress has been made in planning new CERP projects, and the vision for CERP water storage is now becoming clear. Construction and completion of authorized CERP projects will likely take several decades, and at this pace of restoration, it is even more imperative that agencies anticipate and design for the Everglades of the future.