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2016 Bay-Delta Science Conference November 15-17
The 9th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference was held November 15-17, 2016 at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814.
This year's theme was “Science for Solutions: Linking Data and Decisions.”
Protection of the Bay-Delta ecosystem is at a pivotal point. This system has endured devastating drought cycles and shifting priorities that seek to both supply water for cities and farms as well as improve the aquatic ecosystem for fisheries, recreation, and tourism.
Achieving these goals requires science that expands our knowledge of ecosystem responses, produces data that directly supports decisions, and builds long-term, resilient solutions.
The conference program featured oral and poster presentations.
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)