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Interim Science Action Agenda

 

Interim Science Action Agenda

Interim Science Action Agenda (11/7/14) - Document - (PDF)

Interim Science Action Agenda (11/7/14) - Excel Workbook - (XLSX)

Summary of Changes Made to the Interim Science Action Agenda

The Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program will present the Interim Science Action Agenda (ISAA) to the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) at its Nov. 17 meeting. The ISAA is a key component of implementing the Delta Science Plan, and summarizes and synthesizes a range of science actions identified by multiple agencies and organizations.

The Interim Science Action Agenda identifies 17 priority science action areas organized into two main categories, 1) Science Actions that Address Knowledge Gaps (organized by the policy areas/chapters in the Delta Plan), and 2) Actions that Build Science Infrastructure and Capacity (organized by the chapters in the Delta Science Plan).

Public Comments

Public comments on the Draft Interim Science Action Agenda were solicited and received up to Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Background information

The Interim Science Action Agenda takes an initial step in implementing the Delta Science Plan (completed December 2013). The Delta Science Plan lays out a shared vision for Delta science and provides a guide for organizing, conducting and integrating science in the Delta. The Delta Science Plan calls for a Science Action Agenda to prioritize and align specific science actions to inform management decision and inform updates to our scientific understanding of the Delta as reflected in updates to the State of Bay-Delta Science. To make immediate progress on a full Science Action Agenda, the Delta Science Program, working with others, is developing an Interim Science Action Agenda.

The Interim Science Action Agenda is a summary and synthesis of 320 science actions identified by multiple organizations into 17 science action areas that contribute to or use scientific information in the Delta. Building on existing efforts, it will serve as a shared agenda for science collaboration among agencies and programs, enable leveraging resources, and guide funding decisions to accelerate learning to meet shared science and information needs within a two-year time frame. It will be the basis for the full Science Action Agenda that will cover a four-year time frame and prioritization of science actions.

Next Steps

The Delta Science Program, building on work to date and the constructive comments of the Delta science community will take the following next steps:

  • Nov. 17, 2014: Present the Interim Science Action Agenda to agency leaders at the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee meeting

  • Nov. 20, 2014: Present to the Delta Stewardship Council and ask for their acceptance of the Interim Science Action Agenda

Video

For a succinct summary of what the Interim Science Action Agenda is, please watch this fun and informational video.

Delta Rap

 

For more information email: science@deltacouncil.ca.gov

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)