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The Resource Review of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Canada

Review of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Canada

Label
Review of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies
Title
Review of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies
Statement of responsibility
Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Canada
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the 1950s, the International Joint Commission (IJC) of Canada and the United States has issued water regulation and management plans for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Changes in recreational, environmental, navigational and other uses of the water system have prompted the IJC to consider replacing the current water regulation plan in operation for more than 40 years. IJC's goals for a replacement plan include sound scientific foundations, public participation, transparency in plan development and evaluation, and inclusion of environmental considerations. To help develop and select the new plan, the IJC supported a 5-year, $20 million Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study (LOSLR Study). The LOSLR Study uses models to compile and integrate data gathered from a series of commissioned studies of wetlands, species at risk, recreational boating, fisheries, coastal erosion and flooding, commercial navigation, hydropower, industrial, municipal and domestic water intakes, public information and education, and hydrologic modeling. This report reviews a portion of the study that focused on wetlands and species at risk and three of the models that were used. The report finds that the overall breadth of the LOSLR study is impressive, and commends the scale and inclusiveness of the studies and models. In terms of informing decision making, however, the reviewed studies and models show deficiencies when evaluated against ten evaluation criteria, including treatment of uncertainty, quality control/quality assurance, thorough documentation, and empirical foundations. Among the report's recommendations is a need for more thorough documentation of study methods and findings, stronger and more consistent quality control, and more attention to how uncertainty should be addressed to better inform decision making. This NRC study was conducted in collaboration with the Royal Society of Canada
Member of
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
627.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TC530
LC item number
.N374 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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National Research Council (U.S.)
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Royal Society of Canada
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  • Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study
  • Water levels
  • Water levels
  • Water-supply
  • Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.)
  • Saint Lawrence River
  • Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Regulation of rivers and lakes
  • Water levels
  • Water-supply
  • Great Lakes Region
  • Lake Ontario
  • North America
Label
Review of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Canada
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shared vision model -- Coastal processes in the LOSLR Study: wetlands, species at risk, and the integrated ecological response model -- Toward adaptive management
Control code
80245033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 147 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309655262
Lccn
2006282075
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)80245033
Label
Review of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Canada
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shared vision model -- Coastal processes in the LOSLR Study: wetlands, species at risk, and the integrated ecological response model -- Toward adaptive management
Control code
80245033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 147 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309655262
Lccn
2006282075
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)80245033

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