Consensus Report

Review of the Everglades Aquifer Storage and Recovery Regional Study (2015)

Topics: Water

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This report reviews an 11-year regional study carried out by the U.S. 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 Florida Everglades. The regional study represents a significant advancement in the understanding of large-scale implementation in south Florida; however, there are still many uncertainties that merit additional study before large-scale aquifer storage and recovery is implemented. Phased implementation of aquifer storage and recovery could provide incremental near-term storage benefits while also addressing the critical uncertainties that remain.

A webinar was held on May 13, 2015 featuring a presentation and Q&A session with committee chair 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.

View the archived video of the webinar.