Tag Archives: Delta Science Plan

Bay Delta Science Conference: The Delta Science Plan and the Interim Science Action Agenda

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The Delta Science Plan was completed in 2013 and serves as our framework for building the vision of ‘One Delta, One Science,’ which means an open Delta science community that works together to build a shared state of knowledge with the capacity to adapt and inform current and future water and environmental decisions in the Delta. At the 2014 Bay […]

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Maven’s Minutes: Delta Stewardship Council ‘accepts’ the first Delta Science Plan

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After thousands of comments, several meetings, and three drafts, the first Delta Science Plan has been completed and accepted by the Delta Stewardship Council at their October 25 meeting. Lead scientist Dr. Goodwin began by noting that it is almost one year anniversary of when the science plan was started.  “We took on the moniker of “One Delta, One Science” […]

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A primer on Delta and statewide planning projects

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With the release of the Governor’s California Water Action Plan, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of planning processes currently underway. Just how many?  It’s easy to lose count.  Currently, there are three major planning efforts focused on the Delta: The Delta Plan, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan.  The […]

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Proposed final draft of the Delta Science Plan now posted

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The proposed final draft of the Delta Science Plan is now posted and available at the Delta Stewardship Council website. Currently, science efforts in the Delta are performed by multiple agencies and organizations with the science community lacking the coordination, support, and tools that are needed to produce and communicate credible, relevant and legitimate science to  policymakers and managers.  The […]

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Maven’s Minutes: Dr. Goodwin presents the second draft of the Delta Science Plan to the Delta Stewardship Council

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At the September 26 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Lead Scientist Dr. Peter Goodwin presented the second draft of the Delta Science Plan to Council members. Dr. Goodwin began by saying that he appreciated the comments received from the Delta Independent Science Board, who weighed in very heavily on the second draft.  “It seemed that most of the discussion […]

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The Delta Science Plan: Building an open community of science in the Delta

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Science in the Delta is entering a new era.  The requirements of the Delta Reform Act, the recommendations of the National Research Council, and recent court rulings have propelled California forward on a new path of collaborative approaches to management actions in the Delta.  Now more than ever, decision makers will need effective, timely, and relevant science support to be […]

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Maven’s Minutes: Second draft of the Delta Science Plan makes its debut

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At the August 22nd meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Lead Scientist Dr. Peter Goodwin gave a preview of the second draft of the Delta Science Plan.  Since the draft was just released, he will return in September to give a more detailed presentation once the Council members have had a chance to review it.  “What we’d like to do […]

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Second draft of the Delta Science Plan now posted

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The second draft of the Delta Science Plan has now been posted at the Delta Stewardship Council website and is available for public comment. The Delta Science Plan is being developed by the Delta Science Program to create a scientific infrastructure that will provide the timely and relevant scientific information to decision makers that is needed for making effective policy […]

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Maven’s Minutes: Science news from the Delta Stewardship Council meeting: First draft of the Delta Science Plan, the CSAMP team, new Delta science research and more

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Just how science and policy will be linked together, developing a science agenda and other elements that are included in the first draft of the Delta Science Plan were discussed at the June 27th Delta Stewardship Council meeting as the Council was presented with the first draft of the ambitious plan.  Council members also heard a report on the Collaborative […]

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Creating a policy-science interface: The Delta Science Plan

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Creating an effective interface for decision makers and scientists to communicate and coordinating science efforts across the multiple entities doing science in the Delta are some of the ambitious goals of a unique and little-known planning process currently underway: the creation of a Delta Science Plan. The Delta Science Program and Lead Scientist Dr. Peter Goodwin are developing the science […]

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