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 Goodwin are developing the science […]

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Latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science journal now online

The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is now available online. In this issue: Hydrodynamic Simulation of Circulation and Residence Time in Clifton Court Forebay, by Michael L. MacWilliams and Edward S. Gross Salmon Lifecycle Considerations to Guide Stream Management: Examples from California’s Central Valley, by Joseph Merz, Michelle Workman, Doug Threloff, and Brad Cavallo Fate […]

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Maven’s Minutes: PPIC panel talks adaptive management

In April of 2013, the Public Policy Institute of California released the report, Stress Relief: Prescriptions for  Healthier Delta Ecosystem, which noted that the state is at a critical juncture with adoption and forthcoming implementation of the first “Delta Plan” and a decision on the BDCP possible by early next year.  “But California still faces an uphill battle to incorporate […]

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Special feature: Prominent scientists discuss “collaborative science” at Interagency Ecological Program Annual Workshop

“Science, once siloed and hyper-competitive, is becoming increasingly collaborative in the face of the high cost of research and the need for speed in discovery,” wrote Reuter’s News Service in their 2012 Annual Report. Indeed, “collaborative science” is the new buzz word that everybody’s using, but the term can mean different things to different people.  Since the Interagency Ecological Program […]

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