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Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) Meeting – 07/13-14/2017

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Meeting Location
Delta King Hotel
Mark Twain Salon (First Floor)
1000 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


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


July 13, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT

    1. Welcome and Declarations

    2. Delta ISB Chair’s Report and Business Matters

Recently Completed Delta ISB Reviews:

a) California EcoRestore Adaptive Management Program White Paper

b) California WaterFix Final EIR/S

c) Draft 2017-2021 Draft Science Action Agenda

    3. Overview: Format of the Delta ISB’s Planning Retreat

a) Panel Overview

    4. Panel Discussion #1: Input on the Delta ISB’s Priorities

10:30 ~ 10 minute break

    5. Panel Discussion #2: Input on the Delta ISB’s Priorities

    6. Open Forum: Public Input on the Delta ISB’s Priorities

12:15 ~ 1 Hour Lunch

    7. Lead Scientist Report

    8. Council Chair and Executive Officer Report

    9. Discussion of the Delta Plan Amendment for CSO

See draft comments from the Delta ISB workgroup for discussion purposes only

Prior to the meeting, the Delta Stewardship Council submitted the CSO review package to  the Delta ISB:

a) Cover Letter with Charge

b) June 22 version of CSO amendment endorsed by the Council

c) Overview of CSO amendment

d) 2015 scientific findings document

e) 2017 scientific findings document

To help with the review, California Water Research provided a comment letter to the Delta ISB (dated June 22, 2017) on the draft scientific findings document.

    10. Status of the Comprehensive Assessment of the Delta Monitoring Enterprise Review

    11. Status of the Water Quality Thematic Review

    12. Status on Outreach and Next Steps for the “Delta as an Evolving Place” Review

    13. Public Comments

Meeting adjourned


July 14, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT

    14. Welcome Back

    15. Lead Scientist Recommendation

    16. Planning Discussion: Priorities for Future Reviews

a) Delta ISB’s Master Review Table (dated 7/10/17)

b) Delta ISB’s Projected Work Plan (dated 7/10/17)

    17. Effectiveness Discussion: Improving Effectiveness of Delta ISB Reviews

    18. Self-Assessment Discussion: Improving Internal Processes for Conducting Reviews

a) Meeting notes from the Delta ISB’s June 2015 self-assessment retreat

    19. Preparation for the August Delta ISB Meeting

    20. Review of Items for Follow-up

    21. Public Comments

Meeting adjourned

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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)