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Workshops - Revisiting the 2003 Mercury Strategy for the Bay-Delta Ecosystem

Date & Location

Three 1-day technical workshops:

  • Sources
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Biogeochemistry
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Biaccumulation
    Thursday, January 28, 2016
    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CA Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building
Klamath Room
1001 I Street, Sacramento 95814

 

One follow-up workshop is planned:

  • Synthesis and Revisiting the Strategy
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 (tentative)
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CA Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building
Klamath Room
1001 I Street, Sacramento 95814

 

Purpose

The Delta Science Program is hosting these workshops on the latest in Delta mercury science in accordance with its mission to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making, and to further the achievement of the State mandated coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and restoring the Delta ecosystem in a manner that protects and enhances the unique values of the Delta as an evolving place.

 

These workshops will also create a shared understanding among scientists and managers of the current knowledge of mercury dynamics, critical uncertainties, and associated priorities for research, monitoring, and evaluation to address challenges associated with mercury in the Delta ecosystem.

 

The resulting workshop summary will inform managers towards the goal of identifying and selecting management actions to address mercury pollution. The workshops will also assess the progress made toward achieving the recommendations outlined in the 2003 Mercury Strategy document.

 

 

Select Speaker Presentations (Jan. 26-28 Workshop)

Please contact the individual speakers if you wish more information about their presentations.

Some presentations from the workshop contained unpublished data and therefore are not yet available.

 

June 2, 2016 Workshop

To view all the materials for the June event, please click here.

 

Contacts

Yumiko Henneberry
yumiko.henneberry@deltacouncil.ca.gov
(916) 445-7690

 

This event is sponsored in part by: CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey, Delta Conservancy

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)