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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee - 04/08/2019

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MEETING LOCATION
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

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AGENDA

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

 

Monday, April 8, 2019  l  1:00-4:00 PM

 

  • Welcome and Introductions

Committee members will have the opportunity to share items of interest with other DPIIC members.

 

  • Opportunities for Strengthening and Supporting the Delta Science Enterprise

Committee members will hear from members of the Delta Science Funding Initiative workgroup and the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) regarding recommendations for strengthening the Delta science enterprise and discuss how the Delta science and management community can move forward in both the short- and long-term.

 

Panelists:

Delta Science Funding Initiative: Randy Fiorini and Amanda Bohl, Delta Stewardship Council; and Jason Peltier, Coalition for a Sustainable Delta

Delta Independent Science Board: Richard Norgaard, Jay Lund, and Steve Brandt

 

Committee Discussion:
1) What are critical steps to address or implement the recommendations in the science funding white paper and the Delta ISB’s letter to DPIIC? 2) How can DPIIC lead efforts to address issues of science funding and governance? 3) How can DPIIC promote and encourage collaboration and efficiency in science efforts related to water management and ecosystem restoration in the Delta?

 

Committee Action:
Endorsement of a science funding and governance workgroup to: 1) explore options for implementing the recommendations in the science funding white paper and the Delta ISB’s letter to DPIIC; and 2) recommend options for implementing key components of the white paper and Delta ISB recommendations. Findings of the work group will be presented at the November DPIIC meeting.

 

Break

 

  • Progress toward Protecting, Restoring, and Enhancing the Delta Ecosystem

Committee members will hear how entities in the Bay and Delta are building consensus and support for restoration. Committee members will also discuss how DPIIC can increase support for restoration across the Bay-Delta system. Jessica Law, chief deputy executive officer of the Delta Stewardship Council will moderate this panel.

 

Panelists: 

Adrian Covert                  Bay Area Council

Caitlin Sweeney              San Francisco Estuary Partnership

Mike Roberts                   California Natural Resources Agency

Campbell Ingram             Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy

 

Committee Discussion:

1)How can DPIIC apply lesson’s learned from the Bay to support restoration in the Delta?  2) How can DPIIC reduce barriers to implementation, such as permitting complexity, challenges associated with long-term management and funding, and coordinated science-support for adaptive management? 

 

  • Interagency Efforts to Eradicate Nutria

Delta Lead Scientist John Callaway will provide updates on interagency efforts to eradicate nutria.

 

  • Closing Remarks and Committee Business

Committee members may discuss committee business and potential highlights of the next meeting.

           

  • Public Comment

 

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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)