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Brown Bag - All the Answers to Water Supply and Demand: Why Should We Use Climate Data in Forecasting Water Supply?

January 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
UC Davis, Davis CA 95616
Ballroom A, Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)

The Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) are presenting a seminar and workshop on the science of natural functional flows to the Delta.

Convened by Peter Goodwin and Chris Enright of the Delta Science Program

Featuring a keynote speaker Professor Geoffrey Petts, Vice Chancellor of University of Westminster, U.K. 

View the final program with agenda and parking information.
View the Web Cast for this event.

Peter Goodwin, Convener and Lead Scientist, Delta Science Program, Welcome Presentations  

Geoffrey Petts, Vice-Chancellor, University of Westminster, UK   Plenary Lecture: In-stream Flow Science for Sustainable River Management  
Landscape Drivers and their Significance for Altered Hydrographs  

Chris Enright and Peter Goodwin, Delta Science Program, What Do We Mean by “Natural Functional Delta Inflow” in a Regulated and Modified System?         

Robin Grossinger and Alison Whipple, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Delta Inflows of the Past: Lessons for Connecting Landscape Elements – Hydrograph Variability and Functions from the Historical Landscape (pdf)
Current Delta Flow Regimes and Adaptive Potential

Bruce Herbold, U.S. EPA, Delta Inflows: Hydrographs and Ecological Functions in the Present-day Landscape – Contrasting the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Systems

Sarah Yarnell, UC Davis, Ecological Response to the Unregulated Spring Flow Regime in California\'s Sierra Nevada                     

Alternative Futures

Cliff Dahm, University of New Mexico, Examples of Managed Flow Regimes – Possible Models for the Delta             

Les Grober and Rich Satkowski, CA State Water Resources Control Board, Use of Unimpaired Flow Requirements to Protect San Joaquin River Fish and Wildlife

Additional information about parking and local restaurants for the “no-host’ lunch break can be found on the CABA website:

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)