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Ecosystem Services in Delta Science: Third in a Series of Three Brown Bag Seminars

Studies in Ecosystem Services estimate the ways ecosystems benefit us, be it by providing food, regulating floods, or creating a feeling of wellbeing. This series will explore the ways that ecosystem services can be used in land use planning, management decisions, and scientific research with a focus on the Delta. Access the informational flyer for this brown bag series here.

Seminar 3 - Decision frameworks for landscape interventions with multiple ecosystem service impacts: applications in the Central Valley


Wednesday, January 31st 12:00 –1:00 p.m.


Ben Bryant, Ph.D., Natural Capital Project, Water in the West, Stanford

Dr. Bryant will present on methodological approaches for integrating ecosystem services, hydrologic, and economic modeling to inform decisions about landscape management. The talk will combine California case studies with discussions about how to operationalize concepts from multi-criteria analysis and decision making under uncertainty.


Click below to view the video from the seminar.


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)