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    Nov 05 2013

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

    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 …

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    Nov 04 2013

    A primer on Delta and statewide planning projects

    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 …

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    Oct 16 2013

    Proposed final draft of the Delta Science Plan now posted

    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 …

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    Oct 08 2013

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

    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 …

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    Sep 18 2013

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

    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 …

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    Aug 29 2013

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

    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.  …

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    Aug 23 2013

    Second draft of the Delta Science Plan now posted

    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 …

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    Jul 10 2013

    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

    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 …

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    Jun 24 2013

    Creating a policy-science interface: The Delta Science Plan

    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 …

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    Mar 08 2013

    Maven's Minutes: Development of the Delta Science Plan continues, plus an update on the Delta Plan, EIR, and Rulemaking Package

    At the Delta Stewardship Council at the February 21st, 2013 meeting, Lead Scientist Dr. Peter Goodwin discussed in further detail the science-policy interface being developed for the Delta Science Plan, and Council staff gave an update and tentative schedule for the final Delta Plan and it’s associated documents. However, before delving into the Delta Science …

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    Feb 28 2013

    Maven's Minutes: The Delta Stewardship Council hears from Jerry Meral on the BDCP's proposed governance structure, the challenge of an integrated state-federal water project, funding, and more

    At the February 21, 2013 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Jerry Meral from the California Natural Resources Agency updated the Council on the proposed governance structure for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  Jerry Meral spoke about the complexities of an integrated state and federal water project, adaptive management and the role of the stakeholder …

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    Feb 14 2013

    Delta Independent Science Board's review of the BDCP's proposed governance structure lists several concerns

    This isn’t a sweetheart Valentine that the Delta Independent Science Board will be sending to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan if the Board approves the draft DISB report of the review of BDCP’s Chapter 7 governance structure, set for discussion at today’s science board meeting. Prompted by a request by Delta Stewardship Council Chair Phil …

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    Feb 01 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Delta Stewardship Council science update: Delta smelt index dropping, Delta Science Plan starts to take shape and more

    Bad news regarding the Delta smelt and other species in the Delta, the Delta Science Plan starts to take shape, and the Delta Independent Science Board discusses their review of habitat restoration projects and the review of the BDCP governance and environmental documents in this science coverage from the January 24, 2012 meeting of the …

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    Dec 21 2012

    Maven's Minutes: Developing the Delta Science Plan: Defining the problems, proposing solutions

    Discussion of the development of the Delta Science Plan continued at the December 13th meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council as Dr. Peter Goodwin, Lead Scientist, updated the Council members on the progress of the science plan. At the November meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the direction from Council members was to define the …

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    Nov 25 2012

    Maven's Minutes: Developing the Delta Science Plan: How can 'best available science', adaptive management, and scientific monks inform policymakers?

    With the Delta Plan calling for a comprehensive Delta Science Plan to be in place by December of 2013, development of the Plan is a high priority for the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Science Program.  How can the best available science and adaptive management be incorporated into the policy decisions?  And what about …

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