State of Bay Delta Science 2016, part 1: Implementing One Delta, One Science; Delta water management – Where are we and where should we go?

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Dr. Peter Goodwin on the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Delta Science Plan, and Dr. Jay Lund on water management and the Delta The State of Bay-Delta Science 2008 report was the CALFED Science Program’s first extensive effort at compiling, synthesizing, and communicating the scientific understanding of the Delta as it was at the time of its publication. The […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt 3: Implementing One Delta, One Science; Flows and Fishes Report

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Committee hears about progress made on collaborative science in the Delta; Dr. Steven Brandt presents the Fishes and Flows report At the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) meeting held November 16th, committee members were briefed on the progress made on coordinating science efforts in the Delta, as well as the latest report from the Delta Independent Science Board, Flows […]

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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, Pt. 1: Actionable Delta Science & a very brief update on Cal Water Fix and Cal Eco Restore

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The interagency committee charged with implementation of the Delta Plan endorses a list of high priority science actions for the Delta As implementation of the first Delta Plan enters its third year, the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee held the first of two semi-annual meetings on May 11, 2015. The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) is comprised of eighteen […]

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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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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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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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