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Suggested Citation:"ATTACHMENT D ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS." National Research Council. 2010. Letter Report Assessing the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program's Science Framework. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12843.
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ATTACHMENT D
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS

This letter report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.


We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Kenneth R. Bradbury, University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey; Joan G. Ehrenfeld, Rutgers University; Mike Kavanaugh, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.; Kenneth H. Reckhow, Duke University; and Marylynn Yates, University of California, Riverside.


Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Henry J. Vaux, Jr., University of California, Berkeley. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

Suggested Citation:"ATTACHMENT D ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS." National Research Council. 2010. Letter Report Assessing the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program's Science Framework. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12843.
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The U.S. Geological Survey requested that the National Research Council review and provide guidance on the direction and priorities of the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. This initial letter report concerns the scientific priorities of the NAWQA program as expressed in its NAWQA Science Framework, assessing whether the framework sets forth adequately the priorities for the future which will be addressed in the third cycle of the NAWQA program. This letter report includes guidance on the nature and priorities of current and future water quality issues that will confront the Nation over the next 10-15 years.

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