Outlined and documented thanks to a study conducted by the Water Institute of the University of Florida, and supported by 207 well-respected Everglades restoration scientists, the critical missing piece of Everglades restoration is increased storage, treatment and conveyance of fresh water from the lake southward. It is the opinion of the Water Institute of the University of Florida that the existing Everglades restoration projects, namely CERP and CEPP, are not enough to effectively relieve the ecosystems in question without additional movement, storage and treatment of water within the EAA. The problem has been studied to death. The science and engineering is understood. The money is accessible. We have to identify and acquire more land to send the water south now.