The mission of the Delta Science Program is to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision-making in the Delta. The Delta Science Program does this through funding research, synthesizing and communicating scientific information to policy-makers and decision-makers, promoting independent scientific peer review, and coordinating with Delta agencies to promote science-based adaptive management. The Delta Science Program supports the Delta Plan by promoting adaptive management and the use of best available science.
The Delta Science Program was established to provide scientific information and syntheses for the state of scientific knowledge on issues critical for managing the Bay-Delta system. This knowledge must be unbiased, relevant, authoritative, integrated across agencies, and communicated to stakeholders.
Programs: Research Funding and Fellowships, Independent Scientific Peer Review, Science Synthesis, Adaptive Management, Science Communication