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Join in building the Delta Science Community. Please come and share in developing the Draft Interim Science Action Agenda.

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Date and location:
Interim Science Action Agenda Workshop
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Park Tower Conference Center Sacramento, CA 95814

Order of agenda and listed times are approximate and subject to change.

May 6, 2014 – (12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT)

1. Welcome & Introductions
2. Overview of the Interim Science Action Agenda
3. Q&A about the Interim Science Action Agenda
4. Small Group Discussion – How can the preliminary synthesis be improved and what is missing?
5. Structure of the Interim Science Action Agenda
6. Small Group Discussion – How should the Interim Science Action Agenda be structured so that it is useful for informing your near-term science efforts?
7. Small Group Discussion – How can the Interim Science Action Agenda help you coordinate your science efforts with others?
8. Large Group Discussion – What We Heard and Concluding Comments from Participants
9. Closing Remarks and Next Steps
10. Adjourn

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Background information:
The Delta Science Plan (completed in December 2013) calls for a Science Action Agenda to prioritize and align collaborative science. To expedite implementation of the Delta Science Plan and make immediate progress toward a full Science Action Agenda, an Interim Science Action Agenda is proposed. It summarizes priority science issues that can inform policy and management actions and further our understanding of the functioning of the Bay-Delta system. This summary is being developed from existing work plans of agencies and programs, recommendations of review panels, outcomes of previous science workshops and input from agencies and the scientific community at large. The Interim Science Action Agenda will demonstrate a cohesive approach to science in the Delta, facilitate a shared approach to studies and provide input to Proposal Solicitation Packages or as a justification to researchers writing competitive grant proposals to external entities.

Preliminary Synthesis to Inform the Interim Science Action Agenda

One-sheet on the Interim Science Action Agenda

One-sheet on the Delta Science Plan

The Delta Science Plan (December 2013)

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)