Expert Report

Letter Report on the Review of the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap (2003)

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The letter report reviews the Bureau of Reclamation and Sandia National Laboratories' jointly produced Roadmap, which is intended to serve as a guide for federal agencies and other public and private organizations in their desalination research and technology investment decisions through 2020. The report recommends the continuation of these activities and commends the Bureau of Reclamation and Sandia National Laboratories for providing the leadership in this important national initiative.