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    Research any of following Websites as you prepare this assignment: Governmental Accounting Office, located at www.gao.gov , www.publicagenda.org: RAND Corporation, located at http://www.rand.org/; Policy Library, located at http://www.policylibrary.com/; American Enterprise Institute, located at http://www.aei.org; Cato Institute, located at http://www.cato.org; Economic Policy Institute, located at http://www.epi.org/; The Heritage Foundation, located at http://www.heritage.org; or other.
    Use the policy you selected from Assignment 2 (Demonstration Exercise 1 located at the end of Chapter 3) to research a published study related to your chosen area of focus. Then, prepare an Executive Summary with the criteria listed for this assignment.

    Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
    (Note: Refer to Appendix 2: The Executive Summary for all criterions)

    1. Establish the purpose(s) of the executive summary.
    2. Provide the background to the issue.
    3. Discuss the results of the research, identifying the models used to obtain the results.
    4. Provide available federal data.
    5. Discuss appropriate economic predictors.
    6. Propose at least three (3) reliable, implementable recommendations.
    7. Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed references (no more than five [5] years old) from material outside the textbook to support your views. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental Websites. Do not use open source Websites such as Wikipedia, Sparknotes.com, Ask.com, and similar Websites are not acceptable resources.

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    The response addresses the query posted in 1554 words with APA references

    //The executive summary is very important document for the management as it provides the snap shot of the entire report. In this essence, in the following discussion, the purpose of executive summary has been discussed. Further, in the subsequent section of the document, background to the issues has also been discussed.//

    Purpose of the Executive Summary

    The executive summary is a type of document that is used in reporting the critical and important issues elaborated in the main report to the top management. The primary purpose of the executive summary is to provide a snapshot of the complete matter dealt with in the main report concisely so that the top management becomes acquainted with the relevant information in a short time frame. Thus, the executive summary helps the top management to reduce the time taken in reading the full-size reports.

    Background to the Issue

    The issue that is being considered in the public policy analysis and planning is the environmental protection of waterways. The increased water pollution has raised the concerns of the administrators and the environmental policymakers to seek the ways of controlling it. Several research studies have been conducted in relation to the matter of water pollution. One amongst the most prominent research studies is the "Nutrient Pollution: A Persistent Threat to Waterways", which explores the new means to control the water pollution (Manuel, 2014).

    In this study, the measurement of the extent to which the water of rivers is getting affected in the United States has been researched. The article has researched that 40% of the rivers are polluted with phosphorous, and 28% of the rivers are polluted with nitrogen. Further, it has been investigated that the fertilizers and animal waste contribute the most to the water pollution in the United States. In addition to these sources of water pollution, pet waste and atmospheric dispositions such as power plant emissions and vehicle exhaust are also the major contributors to water pollution.

    Another research study on the issue of water pollution was found as "Something in the Water: Contaminated Drinking Water and Infant Health" (Currie et al., 2013). In this article, the impact of contaminated water on the health of the people has been explored. The article has investigated the diseases that the people are suffering from due to the use of contaminated water.

    //Data analysis and interpretation of the results is an important part of the research study. In this context, in the following discussion, the results of the research studies and methods used collect the data have been discussed.//

    Results of ...

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