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Workshop Synthesis - Revisiting the 2003 Mercury Strategy for the Bay-Delta Ecosystem
Date & Location
Thursday, June 2, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Please note the change in location:
Park Tower Plaza
980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Council's Delta Science Program is hosting this workshop 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.
The June 2nd workshop will bring the information presented and discussed during the January 26-28 workshop to provide a synthetic analysis of mercury science in the Bay-Delta watershed and the implications for monitoring, model updates, and management.
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.
Space is limited at the workshop. To register, please click here.
Select Speaker Presentations (Jan. 26-28 Workshop)
- Carrie Austin (Sources): Overview of Mine Remediation in the Bay-Delta Ecosystem
- Janis Cooke (Biota): Integrating Mercury Science into Regulation
- Jay Davis (Biota): How the Bay Regional Monitoring Program Integrates Research and Monitoring
- Carol DiGiorgio (Sources): The Role of Modeling the Delta’s Open Water’s MeHg Supply—Insights and Knowledge Gaps
- Stephen McCord (Biogeochemistry): Overview of Controal Studies for the Delta MeHg TMDL
- Joe Domagalski (Sources): Comparison of Mercury Mass Loading in Streams to Atmospheric Deposition in Watersheds of the Western United States: Evidence for non-Atmospheric Mercury Sources
- Tamara Kraus (Biogeochemistry): Removal of mercury from surface waters using coagulation with metal-based salts: Laboratory and Field Study Findings
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Some presentations from the workshop contained unpublished data and therefore are not yet available.
January 26-28, 2016 Workshop
To view all the materials from the January event, please click here.
This event is sponsored in part by: CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey, Delta Conservancy
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)