Integrated ecosystem modeling for adaptive management: Lessons from 40 years of decision support in the Great Lakes

Limnotech’s Dr. John Wolfe presents two case studies from the Great Lakes which utilized integrated modeling and adaptive management to solve ecosystem issues The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is no doubt a complex ecosystem, but it certainly is not the only one; the complexity and uncertainties facing the Bay-Delta system present challenges similar to those in the Great Lakes system.  In […]

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Modeling as a Tool for Water Resources Planning and Decision Making

Presentation at the California Water Commission looks at how models would be used in evaluating water storage projects for possible funding At the February meeting of the California Water Commission, Supervising Engineer Jenny Marr gave a presentation to the commissioners on modeling as a tool for water resources planning and decision making with a focus on how models might be […]

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New report synthesizes what is known – and not known – about the life of a Delta smelt

The Interagency Ecological Program releases the peer-reviewed report, An updated conceptual model of Delta smelt biology: our evolving understanding of an estuarine fish The Delta smelt is perhaps California’s most famous fish, having found itself placed firmly in the center of courtroom battles and water project operations. Once abundant throughout the estuary, the Delta smelt has been protected under federal […]

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Ecosystem Modeling to Support Adaptive Management – Lessons from 40 years of Decision Support for the Great Lakes

Managing large interconnected systems of water bodies presents complex challenges, and model simulations are an essential tool.  For many years, the Great Lakes community has used models to support management of their system.  The complexity of the Bay Delta system presents similar challenges. Adaptive management will be critical, given climate change and other uncertainties.  This presentation provides lessons learned from […]

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