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Join us February 7 for presentations exploring how the physical habitat features of these projects, and changes to them, affect the food web and ecological processes. Access background information and the meeting notice here.

Conrad comes to the Delta Science Program from the California Department of Water Resources, where she served as a program manager for estuarine science and synthesis. Learn more about her background in the news release here

Formed at the request of the State Water Resources Control Board and facilitated by the Delta Science Program, this advisory panel will present its draft recommendations during a public meeting on March 4, 2019. Learn more about these recommendations here.

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San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (SFEWS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal supported by the Delta Stewardship Council, the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment, and the eScholarship Publishing group. The journal provides information about California's complex environmental and water resources issues, often linking new science to policy with great impact. The journal’s content describes the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Recently, the journal was highlighted by UC Davis for its contribution in informing California water polices for 15 years.


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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)