BAY DELTA SCIENCE CONFERENCE: A Review of Water Quality Science in the Delta: Chemical contaminants and nutrients

As part of its charge to review science activities that support adaptive management in the Delta, the Delta Independent Science Board (DISB) has completed a review of the scientific basis for assessing water quality in the Delta.  The review focused on chemical contaminants and nutrients and assessing how water quality information is being used in management decisions, especially for  supporting […]

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Adaptive approaches to wetland restoration in Southern California

Delta Independent Science Board member Dr. Joy Zedler shares her insights on the ups and downs of coastal wetland restoration and its implications for restoration in the Delta Habitat restoration is a complex process, full of uncertainties and difficult to get right.  In this brown bag seminar, Delta Independent Science Board member Dr. Joy Zedler shares her research and insights […]

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Delta Independent Science Board: Water Supply Reliability Panel

A look at the operations of the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project ‘Water supply reliability’: It’s a term you hear quite often, but it can be hard to pin down what exactly people mean when they say it, as the term seems to mean different things to different people.  At the February meeting of the Delta Independent […]

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

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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This just in … DWR Statement Regarding Delta Independent Science Board Comments on RDEIR/SDEIS

From the Department of Water Resources: “Statement from Cassandra Enos-Nobriga, program manager for the California Department of Water Resources, about the Delta Independent Science Board comments on the Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS) for California WaterFix: The Department of Water Resources is grateful for the Independent Science Board (ISB) review of the California WaterFix/Bay […]

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Dr. Tracy Collier with the Delta ISB review of the BDCP Draft EIR/S, particularly regarding reliance on habitat restoration

The Delta Independent Science Board (DISB) completed its review of the draft EIR/EIS for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) in May, 2014.  While the ISB recognized the many strengths embedded within the BDCP and its associated environmental documents, the review also identified several substantive shortcomings in the technical underpinnings of project impacts and mitigation.  These are all summarized in […]

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Independent science panels present findings to the Delta Stewardship Council from Delta flows workshops

At the July 25 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the council members heard an informational update on two independent science panel reviews on Delta flows and related stressors intended to help inform the State Water Resources Control Board’s update to the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay-Delta Plan) that is currently underway. The update to the Bay-Delta Plan is […]

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Reviewing the science of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

In preparing to finalize their comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s EIR/EIS, the Delta Stewardship Council reviewed the findings of two different science reviews: an independent science panel’s review stretching three years over the development of the document completed in March, and the review recently completed by the Delta Independent Science Board. This is part two of three-part coverage […]

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Delta ISB releases review of the Draft BDCP EIR/EIS

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) has released its review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement. According to the transmittal letter addressed Delta Stewardship Council Chair Randy Fiorini and Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Chuck Bonham: ” … We commend the preparers of the Draft BDCP documents for assembling […]

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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 Isenberg to review the draft […]

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