Each year, internationally recognized specialists review the work of the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) technical program. They:

  • Assess whether suitable scientific and engineering approaches are in place;

  • Evaluate whether our work is consistent with the current international state of knowledge; and

  • Consider if there is an adequate scientific, technical, and resource basis to implement APM.

The recommendations of peer review serve as a basis upon which a response and action plan are created and tracked.

Beginning in 2008, the Independent Technical Review Group (ITRG) conducted these reviews. The ITRG completed its mandate in 2013.

As the technical program advances and becomes more specialized, the NWMO will co-ordinate additional independent reviews of our work by assembling groups of experts with relevant subject matter expertise.