Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Seventh Biennial Review – New Report and Webinar Oct. 17

In the past century, the Everglades – one of the world’s treasured ecosystems – has been dramatically altered by drainage and water management infrastructure that was intended to improve flood management, urban water supply, and agricultural production.  The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a joint effort launched by the state and federal government in 2000, seeks to reverse the decline of the ecosystem.

A new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reviews the CERP’s progress in restoring the natural ecosystem. This is the seventh biennial assessment from the National Academies.

The chair and other members of the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report will present their findings and recommendations and answer questions during a webinar beginning at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Please register for the webinar here

Advance copies of Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Seventh Biennial Review, 2018 will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT Tuesday, Oct. 16.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 17.  To obtain a copy of the report, reporters should contact the Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or email