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The Delta Stewardship Council has scheduled a Nov. 15-16 Workshop on staff-prepared draft findings regarding the appeals of the certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for the California WaterFix project. The workshop will be held at the Ramada Inn in West Sacramento and you can learn more about the project and appeals here.

The California Department of Water Resources has announced its intent to file a certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for a project known as California WaterFix. This triggers rules regarding communication with the Council about this project.

In a new blog series, the Delta Stewardship Council explores science governance and how to achieve the goal of "One Delta, One Science."

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Science Program

Science in Action

The Delta Stewardship Council has filed a Notice of Intent to award a contract for the Monitoring Enterprise Review.

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The mission of the Delta Science Program shall be to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making in the Delta. That mission shall be carried out through funding research, synthesizing and communicating scientific information to policymakers and decision makers, promoting independent scientific peer review, and coordinating with Delta agencies to promote science-based adaptive management. The Delta Science Program shall assist with development and periodic updates of the Delta Plan's adaptive management program. California Water Code Section 85280(b)(4)

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Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)