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2019 Meetings
Jan
10

Issues discussed to be determined.

ISB Meeting
Feb
8
Mar
8

Issues discussed to be determined.

ISB Meeting
Apr
4
May
2

Issues discussed to be determined.

ISB Meeting
Jun
13

2018 Meetings
Jan
4

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will co-host two brown bag seminars to help inform its review on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise. On January 4,
Dr. Steve Culberson of the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) will provide a brief history and overview of IEP monitoring surveys and how they are coordinated to inform management. Following this seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on the science-governance structure of IEP with Dr. Culberson and other invited guests.

 

On January 5, Ms. Karen Larsen of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will provide an update on current activities by the California Water Quality Monitoring Council to coordinate and improve water quality monitoring and assessment. After her seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on water quality monitoring with Ms. Larsen and other invited guests.

 

In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, finalize the summary sheet on its adaptive management review, and take any public comments on its draft water quality review, draft IEP prospectus, and draft water supply reliability prospectus.

ISB Meeting
Jan
4

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
5

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
25

Location: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
2

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the status of current reviews, and will address written public comments received on the draft prospectus for the review on the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) and the draft review on water quality science. In addition, the Delta ISB will finalize its summary sheet for its final review on the Delta as an Evolving Place.

ISB Meeting
Feb
22

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
9

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the status of addressing public comments on its draft water quality review, public comments received on its water supply reliability review draft prospectus, and the status of upcoming requests for review from the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Science Program.

ISB Meeting
Mar
14
Science Program Workshop
Mar
22

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
3

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the process for reviewing the synthesis papers for the Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment, whether the revised prospectus for the water supply reliability review adequately addresses public comments, and the status of other reviews.

ISB Meeting
Apr
6
Science Program Workshop
Apr
16

Monday, April 16, 2018 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Implementation Committee Event
Apr
26

Location: Department of General Services, Ziggurat Building
707 3rd St, West Sacramento, CA 95605

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
3

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will consider approving the content of its water quality review on nutrients and chemical contaminants. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss its review on the synthesis papers of the Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment, and may take action by considering approval of the content of the review.

 

Outside of the usual business matters, the Delta ISB will co-host a brown bag seminar by Dr. Christopher Potter of CASA 2100 to help inform the Delta ISB’s review on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise. Dr. Potter will discuss remote sensing monitoring methods for detecting invasive weed coverage in Delta waterways and Bay marshlands. After the seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. Potter and other invited guests on invasive weed monitoring in the Delta and applications of remote sensing.

ISB Meeting
May
24

The Council will meet starting at 9 a.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
1

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review of the synthesis papers developed as part of the Delta Stewardship Council’s process to amend the ecosystem chapter of the Delta Plan. The Delta ISB may take action by considering approval of the review’s content. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of other current reviews.

ISB Meeting
Jun
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 3rd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
12

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss the status of current reviews and will consider finalizing the summary sheet for its habitat restoration review. Outside of the usual business matters, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion with monitoring programs that collect data at a national or regional scale that includes the Bay-Delta to help inform the review on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise.

 

This panel discussion will include representatives from

  1. the Institute for Bird Populations’ Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program,
  2. the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR),
  3. the National Weather Service’s (NWS’s) California-Nevada River Forecast Center,
  4. the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA), and
  5. the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS’s) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project.
ISB Meeting
Jul
26

Location: Holiday Inn, Granada/Hermosa Room, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
10

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss the draft prospectus for its ecosystems review, and the status of other reviews.

ISB Meeting
Aug
21

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Delta Science Program (DSP) will conduct an online webinar to discuss a joint draft Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice (Solicitation) that includes CDFW Proposition 1 Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Program’s science topics for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and the Delta Stewardship Council’s funding from state and federal sources. The draft Solicitation is available on CDFW’s website.

 

The CDFW and the DSP will inform the public of the priorities and requirements for funding, then gather public input and comments that will help finalize the Solicitation. Presentation materials and webinar recording will be made available online.

Aug
23

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 3rd Floor Conference Room (Room 350)
980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
10

The Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference is a forum for presenting technical analyses and results relevant to the Delta Science Program’s mission to provide the best possible, unbiased, science-based information for water and environmental decision-making in the Bay-Delta system. The goal of the conference is to offer new information and syntheses to the broad community of scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on Bay-Delta issues.

The conference program will feature oral and poster presentations that deliver scientific information and ideas relevant to the topic sessions. This year’s conference theme is “Our Estuary at an Intersection”.  Intersections are decision points and places where crossroads meet. The management of the Bay-Delta ecosystem sits at the crossroads of geography, ecology, economy, culture, and resource management.  Navigating the intersection has direct implications for statewide water supply and efforts to improve the aquatic ecosystem for fisheries, recreation, and tourism. Achieving these goals requires science that addresses the intersection of geographical, ecological, physical, and social considerations in order to build long-term, resilient solutions.

Sep
13

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss public comments received on its draft prospectus for the ecosystems review on the science of non-native species, and will decide whether to finalize the content of the prospectus. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of other reviews, including outreach for the completed water quality review, and reflect on the 2018 Bay-Delta Science Conference.

 

Before the meeting, the Delta ISB will visit Twitchell Island and Sherman Island with Steve Deverel (HydroFocus), Campbell Ingram (Delta Conservancy) and Bryan Brock (DWR). The purpose of these site visits is to learn about levee and land subsidence issues, and non-native species impacts in the Delta.

 

The public may join the Delta ISB on the site visits. However, lunch and transportation will not be provided. Note that the sites may not be ADA accessible. To help with planning or to discuss accessibility concerns, please e-mail disb@deltacouncil.ca.gov if you are interested in joining the Delta ISB on the site visits.

ISB Meeting
Sep
20

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Delta Science Program will conduct two online public application workshops for the Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice. The first will be from 3-5 p.m., Thursday Sept. 20, 2018.

Sep
27

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 3rd Floor Conference Room (Room 350)
980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
5

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will receive a request from the Delta Science Program to review the draft 2018 Delta Science Plan, and will discuss the process for conducting the review. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, which includes the status of developing a questionnaire that can help inform the Delta ISB’s review on water supply reliability.

ISB Meeting
Oct
17

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Delta Science Program will conduct two online public application webinars for the Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice. The first was held from 3-5 p.m., Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. The second will be held from 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Oct
23

Location: Ramada Inn West Sacramento – Conference Center
1250 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
24

Location: Ramada Inn West Sacramento – Conference Center
1250 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691

 

 

Delta plan
Nov
1

Based on the request from the Delta Science Program, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review of the draft updated Delta Science Plan. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews. This will include an update on selecting a Contractor to develop a comprehensive inventory of monitoring activities that support adaptive management, which will be used to inform the Delta Monitoring Enterprise review.

ISB Meeting
Nov
5

DPIIC agencies will meet on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in Sacramento to discuss progress made toward restoration, collaborative science, eradicating aquatic weeds and nutria, and more.

Implementation Committee Event
Nov
14

Location: Ramada Inn West Sacramento – Conference Center
1250 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
6

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review on the updated Delta Science Plan, and may take action by considering the approval of the review’s content. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, including outreach for the completed water quality review and the status of planning a workshop to help inform the Delta ISB’s water supply reliability review.

 

Outside of the usual business matters, the Delta ISB will host its first workshop to help inform its ecosystems review on the available science and the use of that science to protect, restore, and enhance the Delta ecosystem in the context of an ever-changing complex of species and expectations of new non-native species arriving. The first workshop, which will include a panel discussion, will explore the broad conceptual and scientific issues concerning non-native species and their ecological impacts.

 

Presenters at the workshop include Dr. Jim Cloern (United States Geological Survey), Dr. Ted Grosholz (UC Davis), Dr. Peter Moyle (UC Davis), Dr. Marcel Rejmanek (UC Davis), and Ms. Martha Volkoff (California Department of Fish and Wildlife).

ISB Meeting
Dec
20

Location: Second Floor Conference Room

Park Tower

980 Ninth Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

 

 

 

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2017 Meetings
Jan
12

Over the past decade considerable advances have occurred in the understanding of flow dynamics and how water-quality elements move within the Bay-Delta. Dr. Schoellhamer will discuss these advances focusing on five specific topics. His recent report on this issue will be included in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
13

On January 12, 2017, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review of the State Water Resources Control Board’s working draft Scientific Basis Report for Phase 2 of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update. Action on this item will be taken on January 13, 2017. Also on January 13, other current and upcoming review efforts will be discussed, including a briefing on a draft Delta Plan performance measures amendment.

 

ISB Meeting
Jan
26

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jan
31

“Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta: Novel Tools and Approaches to Evaluate Effects of Multiple Stressors”. A joint symposium presented by the Council's Delta Science Program and the U.C. Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, with additional support from the State Water Resources Control Board.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
15

Dr. Paytan’s primary research interests include biogeochemistry, chemical oceanography, and paleoceanography. The goal of her research is to use chemical and isotopic records
to study present and past biogeochemical processes.This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
16

On Feburary 16, 2017, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will finalize its review of the State Water Resources Control Board’s working draft Scientific Basis Report for Phase 2 of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan. The Delta ISB will prepare for its review of the California WaterFix Final EIR/S and hear updates on its thematic reviews.

 

ISB Meeting
Feb
24

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
9

Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, Gardenia Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
17

On March 16-17, 2017 the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review of the California WaterFix Final EIR/S, public comments received on the Comprehensive Assessment of the Monitoring Enterprise draft planning prospectus, and status of its Water Quality and Delta as an Evolving Place thematic reviews.

 

ISB Meeting
Mar
20

Dr. Callaway’s expertise is in wetland restoration, specifically wetland plant ecology and sediment dynamics. His recent research projects focus on the development of restored wetlands, including evaluations of the importance of plant species diversity and the role of physical heterogeneity in the development of ecosystem functions.This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
21

Dr. Cooper’s research interests include sunlight-mediated photochemical reactions in natural waters and free radical chemistry of aqueous solutions. Recently, he has been involved in the application of ozonation for ballast water. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
23

Location: Brentwood Community Center, 708 3rd St., Brentwood, CA 94513

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
10
Science Program Workshop
Apr
13

On April 13, 2017, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will take an action on the Delta as an Evolving Place final draft. The Delta ISB will discuss its review comments on the EcoRestore Adaptive Management Program White Paper, and on the California WaterFix Final EIR/S, and initiate a review of the Draft 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda.

ISB Meeting
Apr
17

The Delta Stewardship Council, pursuant to CEQA guidelines,will host a public scoping meeting to receive oral and written comments for the Council’s preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for proposed amendments to the Delta Plan.

Delta plan, Scoping Meeting
Apr
17

Monday, April 17, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Gardenia Room, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

 

 

 

Implementation Committee Event
Apr
27

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
12

The Delta Independent Science Board will have a half-day field tour of the Lindsey Slough Restoration Project and the Jepson Prairie Preserve on May 11. Following that the Delta ISB will meet to finalize its reviews of the Draft 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda and the EcoRestore Adaptive Management Program White Paper. The Delta ISB will also discuss its review of California WaterFix Final EIR/S, hear updates on its thematic reviews of Water Quality and Comprehensive Assessment of Monitoring, and hear a presentation on the State of the Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016 Retrospective. On May 11 the Delta ISB will hold an evening community meeting seeking dialogue and input from Delta residents, and initiate an outreach of its Delta as an Evolving Place report.

 

ISB Meeting
May
25

Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, Magnolia Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
13

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will approve the final memorandum on the Draft 2017–2021 Science Action Agenda, and will provide status updates on the planning of the Comprehensive Assessment of the Delta Monitoring Enterprise, the water quality thematic review, and the review of the California WaterFix Final Environmental Impact Report/Statement (EIR/S).

 

ISB Meeting
Jun
22

Location: Holiday Inn, Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo Rooms, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
27

Park Tower Plaza2nd Floor Conference Room980 9th StreetSacramento, CA 95814

Jul
10

Establishing environmental flow targets to protect aquatic communities is a priority for numerous programs in California including in the Delta. Dr. Sarah Yarnell will discuss her recent work using a functional-flows approach to develop statewide environmental flow recommendations. The approach allows for the rapid development of flow regimes that consider ecosystem and human needs and can be applied in an adaptive management framework, allowing for changing conditions and needs.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
12

Dr. Eric Stein will  present work from Southern California involving development of regional flow targets to protect stream health using benthic (bottom-dwelling) macroinvertebrates as indicators. Stream flow targets were determined using the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) framework. This method can be applied state-wide, including in the Bay-Delta watershed.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
13

On July 13, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hear from invited guests and the public to brainstorm priorities for its future reviews, discuss the Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems and the Operation of Both (CSO), and provide status updates on other reviews.

 

On July 14, the Delta ISB will announce its recommendation for Delta Lead Scientist, will discuss future priorities, and will brainstorm how to improve the effectiveness of its future reviews and internal processes. 

 

ISB Meeting
Jul
27

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
15

Dr. Jim Peterson will discuss how research, management, and monitoring are often portrayed as distinct endeavors, but are actually complementary, not competitive. The seminar will cover the basics of structured decision making, the use of integrated models, and a case study illustrating how the allocation of water effects the conservation of listed amphibian species.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
17

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will take action and approve the content of its review of the Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both (CSO). In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss progress on current reviews, will brainstorm ideas for the next thematic reviews, and will discuss progress on developing one-page summary sheets for its reviews.

 

ISB Meeting
Aug
18

Dr. Carson Jeffres will discuss how, historically, fish utilized habitats in the Central Valley.  However, due to development, their life histories are now disconnected from  the habitat that is currently available. Dr. Jeffres will illustrate how restoration of these connections can reconcile fish with their habitat.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
24

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
29

Presentations will explore tools and actions being developed to meet today’s management needs as well as to prepare for future challenges. The symposium will also explore our understanding of how habitats can be managed to encourage native and deter invasive species and how social science can be better integrated into invasive species management. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees during a poster session in the middle of the day.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
5

Abandoned derelict vessels (ADVs) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta impede navigation, interfere with boating traffic, and leak toxic chemicals into waterways. Annie Daly, who worked with the Delta Protection Commission and CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, will present her research that examined aerial and on-water survey data, costs for vessel removal, and how other states handle ADVs. This information will help managers anticipate the resources needed to address the problem.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
8

The purpose of this review is to independently and externally evaluate the analytical tools for assessing the project alternatives being considered in the Draft Yolo Bypass Fish Passage and Habitat Restoration Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The goal is a scientific assessment of the tools and whether they use the best available science, the associated assumptions are being used appropriately, and to ensure results are appropriately interpreted for evaluating alternatives.

Science Program Review
Sep
15

On September 14, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will take action to finalize its review of the Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both (CSO). In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, how to distribute one-page summary sheets for its reviews, and ideas for the next thematic reviews. 

 

On September 15, Cliff Feldheim, Chief of DWR’s Suisun Marsh Program, and Steve Chappell, Executive Director of the Suisun Resource Conservation District, will lead a field tour in Suisun Marsh. On the afternoon of September 14, Mr. Feldheim will provide an overview of the monitoring, research and restoration in Suisun Marsh.

ISB Meeting
Sep
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
10

Every two years, the Partnership brings a focus on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.  The State of the Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges.

Oct
19

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss progress on current reviews on water quality and monitoring, the status of the one-page summary sheet for the Delta ISB’s adaptive management review, and the status of planning for reviews on the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), water supply reliability, and ecosystems.

 

ISB Meeting
Oct
20

This is final public meeting on this feasibility study. Comments received will be reviewed and considered before the final report is produced. The purpose of the study is to meet a mandate in the Marine Invasive Species Act for the State Lands Commission to identify and conduct research about ways to reduce or eliminate a release or establishment of nonindigenous species by shipping vessels. On behalf of the Commission, the Council is organizing the preparationand independent review of the study's potential use of shore-based ballast water reception and treatment facilities in California to meet the State's interim performance standards for the discharge of ballast water. The study will culminate in a report detailing the potential of this method to meet the needs of regulated vessels to comply with California’s interim performance standards.

Oct
26

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
30

Beginning in 2019, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant will undergo $1.6 billion in upgrades designed to dramatically reduce total nitrogen levels and alter the forms of nitrogen in the Sacramento River. To understand what effects these changes will have on the Delta ecosystem, a baseline needs to be established. Operation Baseline is a set of innovative pilot studies funded by the Delta Stewardship Council to fulfil this need. The studies will assess the current state of nutrients, aquatic vegetation, and the food web in areas that will be affected by the wastewater treatment plant. These studies lay the groundwork to enable comparisons between present and future conditions.

Science Program Workshop
Nov
7

Ryan Reeves, P.E. and Dave Smith, Ph.D. will discuss progress made on the Evaluating Likely Animal Movement (ELAM) model and results from work being done at Georgiana Slough. They will cover how the model is being integrated with fish guidance projects in the Delta and a strategy for future fish guidance projects. Fish guidance systems are intended to direct fish through waterways that provide the best probability for fish survival.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
9

In this last decade, advancements in telemetry technology have enabled scientists to answer questions about the ecology of fishes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that were previously unknown. This information can be used to inform the management of flow and habitat in the Delta, among others. This symposium provides a forum where researchers and managers will discuss the results of studies that use telemetric technology, work through challenges, and provide insights into future study designs that can best inform Delta management.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
13

Monday, November 13, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691

Implementation Committee Event
Nov
16

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
17

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
17

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will review the latest public discussion draft of the water quality thematic review and will decide whether to release this version for a 30-day comment period via the listserv. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of developing one-page summary sheets for its review, and will discuss the status of current reviews on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise, the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), ecosystems, and water supply reliability.

 

ISB Meeting
Dec
4

This day-long symposium will bring together scientists and managers considering managed relocation in a variety of systems.  The central goals are to inform scientists on the decision-making process for translocations, inform managers on the latest decision-support tools and related information emerging from science, and promote an exchange of information among marine, freshwater, and terrestrial scientists and managers on decision-making approaches and recent scientific advancements.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
7

An independent science panel has produced a report after reviewing the implementation of actions required by the Endangered Species Act for salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon, and Delta smelt to operate the State and Federal Water Projects. For more information, click here.

Dec
11

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the water quality thematic review and to receive public feedback on its latest draft for this review. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of the summary sheets for various completed Delta ISB reviews, the status of the programmatic review on the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), and the status of other thematic reviews on monitoring, water supply reliability, and ecosystems.

 

ISB Meeting
Dec
14

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol, Avenue, West Sacramento, California
Start Time: 4:00 p.m.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
14

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol, Avenue, West Sacramento, California
 

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2016 Meetings
Jan
11

Dr. Laura Valoppi will summarize the results of some key studies in an Adaptive Management Plan focused on the South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, and how managers revised management actions and restoration designs of the project in response to scientific research.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
15

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference to discuss its review of the process for proposed refinements to Delta Plan performance measures and its ongoing program reviews.

ISB Meeting
Jan
26

The Council's Delta Science Program is hosting this workshop on the latest in Delta mercury science in accordance with its mission to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making, and to further the achievement of the State mandated coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and restoring the Delta ecosystem in a manner that protects and enhances the unique values of the Delta as an evolving place. For more info, please click here.

Science Program Workshop
Jan
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
11

On February 11-12, 2016, the Delta ISB may take action on finalizing its response about the review of the process used to propose refinements and updates to Delta Plan Performance Measures as well as finalizing a letter to agency Directors recommending a broad modeling study about the effects of barriers and levee breaks on Delta-wide water quality. The Board will also discuss its Adaptive Management Review Report and host a panel on Water Supply Reliability.

ISB Meeting
Feb
17

Dr. Peter Baye will examine how more comprehensive conceptual models of wetland succession enable researchers to anticipate changes in restored marshes while guiding more efficient, focused, and meaningful monitoring and restoration design thereby furthering the achievement of the State’s coequal goal of a restored Delta ecosystem.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
15

This presentation will offer some perspective of the benthic monitoring program and discuss the bottom-dwelling communities’ geographic, seasonal, and historical patterns. Dr. Wells will explain how the creatures at the bottom of the Delta, everything from clams to worms to amphipods, make up an amazingly diverse community that tells an ecological history of the Delta. For details, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
17

The main focus of the March 17 meeting is to discuss the status of the Delta ISB's review efforts.

ISB Meeting
Mar
24

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
19

The Delta Independent Science Board will meet at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom to hear from experts in the fields of Delta monitoring and adaptive management as part of its ongoing series of programmatic reviews. 

ISB Meeting
Apr
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Center, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
9

Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
May
12

The Delta Independent Science Board will meet at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento to hear from two panels of water quality monitoring experts to discuss active water quality monitoring efforts in the Delta, how the efforts are coordinated with each other, and how information is being synthesized and made available to broader audiences. 

ISB Meeting
May
24

This presentation will discuss the U.S.G.S.’s Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Sciences (GEPES) program, a source of restoration-related science that informs management and policy decisions. The Southern Florida Everglades has similarities to California’s Bay-Delta. Flood control projects, involving the construction of canals and levees, dramatically altered the Everglades landscape and ecosystem resulting in significant environmental damage. For details, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
May
26

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
2

The Council's Delta Science Program is hosting this workshop on the latest in Delta mercury science in accordance with its mission to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making, and to further the achievement of the State mandated coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and restoring the Delta ecosystem in a manner that protects and enhances the unique values of the Delta as an evolving place. For more info, please click here.
 

Science Program Workshop
Jun
9

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento to discuss the status of program reviews and current and future projects to support the Delta Stewardship Council.

ISB Meeting
Jun
20

A project operating in one of the Delta Plan’s six high-priority habitat restoration areas, the Yolo Bypass floodplain, is the topic for our next Seminar. Lynn Takata will discuss the Agricultural Floodplain Study, which examines how juvenile Chinook salmon benefit from flooding the Bypass. Multiple groups, government agencies, and landowners were involved in the five-year study, which offers direct implications on how existing farm land, along with restoration design, can be leveraged to maximize salmon growth and survival. For details, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
23

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
11

The first morning of a two-day workshop will provide general and technical overviews of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Sacramento River Temperature Model used to develop temperature operations plans on the Sacramento River. To learn more, please click here.

Science Program Workshop
Jul
14

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Putah Creek Lodge at UC Davis to discuss the research into Delta levee hazards. The expected outcomes include recommendations about research needs and opportunities in Delta levee science. Recent findings about earthquakes and high water will be presented in posters, oral presentations, and panel discussions.

ISB Meeting
Jul
15

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Putah Creek Lodge at UC Davis to discuss the research into Delta levee hazards. The expected outcomes include recommendations about research needs and opportunities in Delta levee science. Recent findings about earthquakes and high water will be presented in posters, oral presentations, and panel discussions.

ISB Meeting
Jul
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
28

Council Suggests: July 28 Brown Bag Seminar at SWRCB – Microplastic Contamination in San Francisco BayDr. Rebecca Sutton will hold a seminar where she will discuss the problems with small plastic particles contaminating the San Francisco Bay. The seminar will be held at the Cal EPA Building in Sacramento and is sponsored by the State Water Resources Control Board.  For more information, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
3

The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016 is a collection of peer-reviewed articles that summarize the current scientific understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The articles were published in the July, October, and December 2016 issues of the San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science (SFEWS) online journal. This seminar series hosted several SBDS authors who discussed recent progress and emerging science in their field.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
4

The extinction of a species is a major consideration in balancing water supply and environmental needs. It’s usually regarded as a “yes/no” state. But, its determination can be quite complicated.  Drs. Peter Moyle and Jason Baumsteiger will discuss general aspects of assessing extinction. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
11

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento to discuss the status of program reviews and current and future projects to support the Delta Stewardship Council.

ISB Meeting
Aug
12

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
23

This review will inform the Delta Regional Monitoring Program as to the scientific quality of the Monitoring Design based on the questions posed in the charge. This effort will involve an initial and final review of the Monitoring Design.

Science Program Review
Aug
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
7

California, currently in its fifth year of severe drought, is now identified with large shifts towards persistent dry periods, separated by large storms, and accompanied by record-breaking warm temperatures. Dr. Michael Dettinger will present his analysis of the multi-year deficits that have accumulated during this drought thereby assessing its collective effects and identifying which resources have recovered and which have not.This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
8

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento to discuss the Lead Scientist recruitment efforts (during closed session), the Board’s review of the final EIR/EIS for California WaterFix, and the status of other Board reviews.

ISB Meeting
Sep
29

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
5

Nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and ammonium, can be beneficial, or detrimental, to water systems, depending on the type and levels of accumulation. In the right amount, nutrients can promote healthy plant and animal growth. However, too many nutrients can cause water quality concerns and negatively alter the food web. Dr. Cliff Dahm’s career has focused on nutrient biogeochemistry in aquatic ecosystems. In this Brown Bag Seminar he will weave some insights from past research in other aquatic ecosystems with the nutrient studies that are ongoing in the Delta. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
6

The State Water Resources Control Board is undertaking a four-phased process to develop and implement updates to the Bay-Delta Plan, and flow objectives for priority tributaries to the Delta, to protect beneficial uses in the Bay-Delta watershed.

Science Program Review
Oct
13

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a two-day meeting at the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District in Elk Grove. On Oct. 13 the ISB will discuss succession planning and receive a presentation from State Water Resources Control Board staff on Phase 2 of the Bay-Delta Plan update. The meeting will include a field trip to the Consumnes River Preserve. On Oct. 14 the ISB will review the status of its thematic review efforts before touring the operational and laboratory facilities at Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District. The public may join the Delta ISB on tour locations, however transportation will not be provided.

 

 

ISB Meeting
Oct
25

Studying change informs us on how to more effectively restore landscapes and ecological functions. Dr. Grenier will discuss the transformation of the Delta, focusing on those aspects that support healthy ecologies. She will draw from her recent report The Delta as Changing Landscapes, included in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016, and from the Delta Landscapes project (SFEI), which examines how Delta ecosystems functioned from the 1800s to present day – and how they might function in a renewed Delta of the future. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
26
Oct
27

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
1
Implementation Committee Event
Nov
8

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a teleconference meeting at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento on Nov. 8 to discuss initial comments on the State Water Resources Control Board’s working draft Scientific Basis Report prepared to support the Phase II updates of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan.  

 

 

ISB Meeting
Nov
14

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Room 202, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
Nov
15

The 9th Biennia Bay-Delta Science Conference, “Science for Solutions: Linking Data and Decisions," will be held Nov. 15-17 in Sacramento. Please click here for details.

Science Conference
Nov
17

Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Room 315, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
18

The Delta Independent Science Board will discuss comments on the State Water Resources Control Board’s working draft Scientific Basis Report prepared to support the Phase II updates of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, discuss progress on programmatic reviews and lessons from the recently concluded Science Enterprise Workshop and 2016 Bay-Delta Science Conference.

 

 

ISB Meeting
Dec
6

Restoration efforts that benefit native ecosystems in the Delta require an in-depth understanding of food webs. Dr. Brown will discuss these issues while reviewing the current understanding of food webs in the Delta. He will draw from his recent report that is included in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
6

The purpose of the 2016 informational and update meeting is to provide stakeholders and members of the public a forum in which to provide input regarding the NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service’s and the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion on the long-term operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. Specifically, there will be an opportunity for input regarding the various regulatory actions prescribed by their respective Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives. The review will enable NMFS and USFWS to use lessons learned, incorporate new science, and make appropriate, scientifically justified adjustments to the implementation of the RPAs.

Science Program Review
Dec
8

The Delta Independent Science Board will discuss and review two sets of comments. The first is to the State Water Resources Control Board staff about the working draft Scientific Basis Report prepared to support the Phase II updates of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, and the second is a comment letter to the organizers of the 2016 Bay-Delta Science Conference.

 

 

ISB Meeting
Dec
14

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2015 Meetings
Jan
6

The Delta Stewardship Council will be holding a public meeting on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. Please click here to view the map.

Jan
9

The Delta ISB will meet January 9, 2015.

ISB Meeting
Jan
12

This presentation will demonstrate how a framework that emphasizes common assessment and reporting methods can support multiple objectives across the Delta landscape.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
15

The Delta ISB will meet Jan. 15. The agenda includes a presentation on the Fish, Flows and Other Stressors Program Review draft report.

ISB Meeting
Jan
29

Date & Location: January 29, 2015 - Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
2

This presentation will introduce conceptual design proposals for specific Delta landscapes and infrastructures that may begin to address challenges and needs in the Delta in response to large-scale habitat restoration. For more information, click here.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
12

An updated conceptual model of Delta smelt biology by the Interagency Ecological Program’s Management, Analysis, and Synthesis Team (MAST) has been posted. Click here to read the report.

Feb
19

This presentation proposes a new approach for characterizing the Low Salinity Zone area that is more consistent with historic Delta smelt distribution and the X2-abundance relationship.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
26

Location: Jean Harvie Community Center, 14273 River Road, Walnut Grove, CA 95690

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
3

The Council’s Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture (CABA) will present a public day-long seminar at UC Davis entitled Sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watershed.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
5

The Delta ISB will meet March 5, 2015 to discuss planning its review of the recirculated portions of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, among other things.

ISB Meeting
Mar
11

This half-day workshop, hosted by the Council, will focus on levees and risk management strategies for State investments to reduce risk while meeting multiple objectives and issues related to liability. Technical experts from this region, as well as from around the country, have been invited to attend and engage the Council, its staff, and consultants, in a dialog related to these topics.Information gained from this workshop should further assist the Council as it undertakes various decision-making processes related to the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The workshop will be structured as a conversation between the Council members and the invited experts with opportunities for the Council and panelists to receive public comment at scheduled times.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
16

The Council’s Delta Science Program will hold a public workshop in Sacramento to explore the risks and challenges facing the Bay-Delta system. Click here for more information.

Science Program Workshop
Mar
25

A series of Brown Bag seminars will be presented in March by candidates for the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program Lead Scientist position. 

Science Program Seminar
Mar
26

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
1

The Delta ISB will meet April 1, 2015 to discuss the Lead Scientist recruitment. This Closed Session is not open to the public. Click here for information.

ISB Meeting
Apr
8

This public briefing will introduce stakeholders and the Delta community to a draft list of multi-agency, high-impact science actions that could be implemented in 2015-16. 

Interim plan
Apr
10

The Delta ISB will meet April 10, 2015 to discuss a draft of the Fish, Flows and Other Stressors program review and hear updates on other program reviews. 

ISB Meeting
Apr
20

Compaction of susceptible aquifer systems caused by excessive groundwater pumping is the single largest cause of subsidence in California. This presentation will use case studies to demonstrate subsidence processes, measurements, analyses, and consequences.

Apr
23

Location: 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
27

This presentation will will highlight the current status and trends of native pondweed habitat in Suisun Bay and the Delta. 

Apr
27

The Delta Stewardship Council is holding this public meeting to update the community on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The project team will discuss flood risks to people, property, water supply, natural resources, and other resources in the Delta, as well as levee improvements to reduce flood risks. To view the public meeting flyer, please click here.

Location:
Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 E. Earhart Avenue
Stockton, CA  95206
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
29

The Delta Stewardship Council is holding this public meeting to update the community on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The project team will discuss flood risks to people, property, water supply, natural resources, and other resources in the Delta, as well as levee improvements to reduce flood risks. To view the public meeting flyer, please click here.

Location:
Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road
Walnut Grove, CA  95690
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
5

This presentation will focus on how to develop policy recommendations for managing complex water governance systems. 

May
6

The Council’s Delta Science Program and the U.C. Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture (CABA) will present a public day-long seminar at U.C. Davis entitled “New Approaches for Responding to Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay-Delta.”

May
11

Monday, May 11, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the California Room of the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
May
12

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference May 12 to determine the next steps for the Fish and Flows report and plan for its June 11-12 meeting, among other topics.

ISB Meeting
May
19

An independent scientific panel will meet May 19–20 in Sacramento to continue its review of the methodology proposed for development of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy.

Science Program Review
May
21

The Council’s Delta Science Program and the University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences will hold a modeling workshop in Davis sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

May
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
11

The Delta ISB will meet June 11-12 to discuss next steps toward finalizing the draft Fish and Flows program review report, among other topics.

ISB Meeting
Jun
15

This seminar will demonstrate www.baydeltalive.com to show how collaborative efforts are working in the Delta and how they begin to integrate data from disparate sources. 

Jun
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
7

This seminar will provide real-world lessons and describe the benefits of integrated modeling as part of an adaptive management approach.

Jul
15

This seminar will present the status of a Delta study to determine the feasibility of radar remote sensing using one of NASA’s premier airborne instruments.

Jul
17

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference July 17 to consider adopting the Fish and Flows report and plan its review of the recirculated Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR/S, among other things.

ISB Meeting
Jul
23

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
29

The Delta ISB is soliciting public comments by Aug. 12, on a draft proposal for its review of water quality related to chemical contaminants, nutrients and pathogens in the Delta.

Science Program Review
Aug
13

The Delta ISB will meet Aug. 13-14 to discuss California EcoRestore and the Board’s review of the Recirculated Draft EIR and Supplemental Draft EIS for the BDCP/California WaterFix.

ISB Meeting
Aug
13

Dr. Joy Zedler will discuss research that utilized adaptive management and restoration to improve habitat for endangered species in San Diego Bay and salt marsh ecosystems in the Tijuana Estuary.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
27

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
16

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a Sept. 16 teleconference to discuss the Board’s comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)/California WaterFix. There will also be updates on other reviews including the Flows and Fishes report, the draft Adaptive Management review report, as well as Water Quality, Delta Levees, and Delta as Place reviews.

ISB Meeting
Sep
24

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street (9th and J Streets), Second Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
29

The Delta ISB will meet Sept. 29 to finalize its comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR and Supplemental Draft EIS for the BDCP/California WaterFix.

ISB Meeting
Sep
29

This presentation will focus on how the ecological transformation of the Delta together with more recent federal and state projects to re-engineer California’s hydrology has led to water quality problems in the Delta that now threaten native fish species.

Oct
12

The Delta Stewardship Council will be holding a public meeting on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy.

 

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Park Tower Plaza
980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

The purpose of this meeting is to demonstrate the draft decision-support tool that is part of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy project. This demonstration will focus on information contained in the tool related to the protection of people, property and the coequal goals and a preliminary risk analysis of the Delta’s islands and tracts. The tool’s risk analysis incorporates the probability of levee failure by island and the consequences of these failures in terms of lives lost, property damaged, water supply disruption, habitat change and Delta as a Place elements. 

 

In addition, Council staff will discuss the next steps in development of a decision-support tool including the use of conceptual investments to reduce risk and the cost-effectiveness of these investments.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
14

The Delta ISB will meet October 14-16 in the Delta to hear from local authors, the Delta Protection Commission and modeling experts and tour various locales.

ISB Meeting
Oct
22

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
3

This presentation, a product of the Delta Protection Commission’s “Delta Narratives” project, explores aspects of trade, transportation and communication history in the Delta, while touching on reclamation, agriculture, and economics.

Nov
5

A science panel will review the actions required by the Endangered Species Act related to salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon, and Delta smelt for operations of the State/Federal Water Projects November 5-6.

Science Program Review
Nov
9

This presentation, part of the “Delta Narratives” project, will discuss the changing vision of the Delta in the minds of its inhabitants and neighbors from 1800 to the present and also describe settlement patterns in the Delta post—1850

Science Program Seminar
Nov
16

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Gardenia Ballroom of the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
Nov
19

Location: 2nd floor of the Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
7

Dr. Gregg Camfield will explore how historical literature may have affected the perception of the Delta as a vibrant community, setting the stage for what he believes is a region that is both an undiscovered jewel and culturally inconspicuous. This seminar is part of the “Delta Narratives” project.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
10

On December 10-11, 2015, the Delta ISB will meet and hear from a panel of agency scientists about short and long-term research plans, emerging issues, and implications for monitoring programs as they relate to flows and fishes. The Board will also hear from Delta Stewardship Council staff about proposed refinements to Delta Plan performance measures.

ISB Meeting
Dec
17

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Center, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2014 Meetings
Jan
10

This presentation on potential long-term viability of Delta splittail populations provides essential support to understand landscape-scale restoration and conservation approaches. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
16

On Jan. 16-17, the Delta ISB will begin its review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement. Click here for details.

ISB Meeting
Jan
21

Research will be presented on investigating how altered dam operations at Shasta Lake - i.e. the timing and quantity of water releases - could reduce impacts to downstream aquatic ecosystems. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
23

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jan
28

The report has been posted from an independent science panel’s third phase review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan Effects Analysis. Click here for more information.

Science Program Review
Feb
10

The Council’s Science Program will hold a workshop in Sacramento to inform the State Water Board’s upcoming decisions on Delta outflow objectives. Click here for details.

Science Program Workshop
Feb
14

Observatory research will be presented that provides detailed accounting of local water storage and fluxes - information necessary to develop effective future water management plans. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
18

The Council’s Delta Science Program and UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture will host a science seminar at UC Davis on food web dynamics. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
24

The Delta ISB will continue its review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement on Feb. 24-25, 2014. Click here for details.

ISB Meeting
Feb
27

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
6

The Delta ISB will discuss its comment letter on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft EIR/EIS during a March 6 teleconference. Click here for details.

ISB Meeting
Mar
17

The Council’s Science Program’s 5-part joint brown bag seminar series will explore aspects of the Delta carbon cycle beginning March 17. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
27

Location: 1110 West Capital Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
4

This second seminar in the carbon series will present opportunities for applying new science to restoring wetlands and storing carbon in the San Francisco Estuary. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Apr
9

April 9, 2014 from 8:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
Apr
14

Information about remote sensing techniques used to quantify productivity and potential carbon storage in Delta wetlands will be presented. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Apr
16

The Delta Science Program has posted an independent review panel report on interior Delta flows and related stressors to help inform the State Water Board’s updates to the Bay-Delta Plan. Click here to read.

Science Program Workshop
Apr
16

The Delta Science Program has posted an independent review panel report on interior Delta flows and related stressors to help inform the State Water Board’s updates to the Bay-Delta Plan. Click here to read.

Science Program Workshop
Apr
17

The Delta ISB will take a bus tour of the south Delta on April 17 and meet in Stockton on April 18 to discuss the tour and its review of the BDCP Draft EIR/EIS. Please click here for more details.

ISB Meeting
Apr
21

This seminar will discuss key factors associated with rice production in the Delta - a possible option to help mitigate subsidence by decreasing peat oxidation rates. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Apr
24

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
29

This seminar in Sacramento will discuss the role of different land uses on site carbon balance and explore potential tradeoffs associated with land use change in the Delta. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
May
6

Save the date and share in developing the Draft Interim Science Action Agenda called for in the Delta Science Plan. Click here for details.

Science Program Workshop
May
8

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference on May 8, 2014 to discuss and approve its comment letter on the BDCP Draft EIR/EIS. Please click here here for more information.

ISB Meeting
May
12

May 12 - Delta Science Program - UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) Science Synthesis Seminar: Emerging techniques to quantify the effects of environmental change in Bay-Delta organisms

Science Program Seminar
May
19

This seminar in Sacramento will present research that estimates levee failure risk and implications to the interconnected risks to infrastructure in the Delta. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
May
29

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
5

This summit will focus on the Delta Science Plan’s objective to build on existing and emerging data management and exchange systems to enhance information synthesis. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
12

The Delta ISB will meet June 12-13 to discuss lessons learned from its review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft EIR/EIS and other topics. Click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Jun
23

This Sacramento seminar will describe the proposed Delta Restoration Hub which will provide the coordination and integration needed to implement restoration projects. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
26

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
1

This seminar in Sacramento will present collaborative research to identify more sustainable urban water use, reuse and management solutions. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
7

This seminar in Sacramento will present research on the ongoing process-based restoration effort at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
31

Delta ISB member Brian Atwater will discuss earthquake subduction zones around the Pacific Ocean and their connection to tidal marshes. Click here for more information.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
1

The Delta ISB will meet August 1 to discuss ecological flows tools for the Delta and the Sacramento River, and other topics. Click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Aug
25

This seminar will examine the meteorology and hydrology of the past three water years and place current conditions within the context of longer historical climate records. Please click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
26

The Council will hold a public workshop on Aug. 26 at the Clarksburg Library 52915 Netherlands Road, Clarksburg, CA to discuss what the Legislature required, what the Delta Plan does, and how you can help ensure that Delta projects are consistent with the Delta Plan.

Aug
28

Location: Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley, CA 94561

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
8

This seminar will describe what needs to be measured at a site to support the development of Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs). Please click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
22

This seminar will review the advantages and disadvantages of existing and new desalination technologies and offer a summary of proposed seawater desalination projects in California. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Oct
1

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference on October 1, 2014 to discuss the Interim Science Action Agenda Review. Please click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Oct
13

This presentation will cover the California Water Quality Monitoring Council’s ongoing efforts to increase collaboration through theme-specific interagency workgroups. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
28

The 8th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, “Making Connections”, will be held Oct. 28-30 in Sacramento. Click here for details.

Oct
30

Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Oct
31

The Delta ISB will meet Oct. 31 to discuss highlights from the Science Conference and an update on the Fish and Flows program review. Click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Nov
6

A science panel has completed its annual review of the actions required by the Endangered Species Act related to Chinook salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon, and Delta smelt for operations of the State/Federal Water Projects. Click for details.

Science Program Review
Nov
13

The Delta ISB will meet Nov. 13 in Sacramento to discuss the Final Interim Science Action Agenda and other topics. Click here for information.

ISB Meeting
Nov
14

A science panel has completed its review of the Collaborative Adaptive Management Team’s (CAMT) proposed investigations on understanding population effects and factors that affect entrainment of Delta smelt at the State and Federal Water Projects.

Science Program Review
Nov
17

Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
Nov
20

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Nov
24

This seminar will describe recent research investigating the use of several remote sensing techniques to understand the effects of drought across the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. Please click here for more information.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
9

A science seminar will be held at UC Davis Dec. 9 discussing how farming and floods might be reconciled with fish and fowl. For more information on this free, public seminar, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
11

The Delta ISB will meet Dec. 11 to hear a presentation on implementing large-scale Delta restoration and provide an update on the ISB’s reviews of science programs in the Delta. Please click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Dec
18

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2013 Meetings
Jan
9

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a teleconference Novemebr 2, 2012 discuss the logistics of its November 29, 2012, field trip to Delta habitat restoration project sites.

ISB Meeting
Jan
11

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Council Meeting
Jan
16

The Delta ISB meeting will be held on January 16 and 17, 2012, at 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, California

ISB Meeting
Jan
18

The Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) are presenting a seminar on the science of natural functional flows to the Delta featuring keynote speaker Professor Geoffrey Petts, Vice Chancellor of University of Westminster, U.K.

The seminar is being convened by Lead Scientist Dr. Peter Goodwin and Chris Enright of the Delta Science Program.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
24

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jan
30

The Delta Science Program in conjunction with the Ecosystem Restoration Program and Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program will present a joint seminar on Delta historical ecology and landscape restoration. Click here for information.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
1

The Delta ISB will hold a noontime teleconference February 1, 2013. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Suite 1500, Main Conference Room, Sacramento, California 95814. To view the event page, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Feb
14

The Delta ISB meeting will be held on February 14 and 15, 2013, at the Cal-EPA Building Byron Sher Auditorium

ISB Meeting
Feb
21

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
5

The Delta Science Program in conjunction with the Ecosystem Restoration Program and Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program will host a joint seminar featuring Erwin Van Nieuwenhuyse, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, speaking on “Unifying Aquatic Science for Adaptive Management of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta”. This talk will describe a simple, unifying conceptual model for flowing water systems.. Click here for information.

 

Science Program Seminar
Mar
27

Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) March 27, 2013 Meeting Notice The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference March 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Second Floor Park Tower Conference Center, Sacramento, California 95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Mar
28

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
22

The Delta ISB will meet April 22-23, 2013 at Lake Natoma Inn, Pavilion Room,
702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA  95630.

ISB Meeting
Apr
25

This Council meeting will be held on April 25, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
29

April 29 Brown Bag Presentation by Sam Veloz, Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO) Conservation Science on Prioritizing Tidal Marsh Conservation and Restoration Efforts in the Face of High Uncertainty due to Future Environmental Change

Science Program Seminar
May
13

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will present a noontime seminar May 13 at the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 “I” St., Sacramento, on how spring-fed streams sustain cold-water species such as salmon.

 

Science Program Seminar
May
16

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
17

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference May 17, 2013. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Second Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, California  95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jun
10

The Delta Science Program, the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture (CABA) and the California Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will host a seminar and workshop June 10 at UC Davis on the science of ecological linkages between tidal marshes and fish in the Delta.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
17

Dr. Ryan Luster from The Nature Conservancy will present a brown bag seminar June 17, on the Ecological Flows Tool (EFT) for the Delta and Sacramento River. Click here for additional information.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
19

The Delta ISB will meet June 19-20, 2013 at 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814.To view the meeting notice, please click here

ISB Meeting
Jun
27

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
10

July 10 Brown Bag Presentation by Scott Brandenberg and Jonathan Stewart of the University of California, Los Angeles, on levee seismic performance in Japan and California

Science Program Seminar
Jul
12

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference July 12, 2013. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Second Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, California  95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jul
17

July 17 Brown Bag on The Severn Barrage: Europe’s Largest Proposed Marine Renewable Energy Project

Science Program Seminar
Jul
22

The Delta Stewardship Council/Delta Science Program, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service conducted a fish predation workshop on Central Valley salmonids on July 22 and 23, 2013, at the UC Davis Conference Center.

Science Program Workshop
Jul
25

Location: 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
29

July 29 Brown Bag – Water Property Rights and Markets in the Australian Murray-Darling Basin

Science Program Seminar
Aug
19

The Delta Science Program Joint Brown Bag Series will Present an August 19 Brown Bag Seminar by Thomas Keegan and Emily Tozzi from ECORP Consulting on Native Fish Utilization and Residency within Restored Tidal Marsh Habitat in North and South San Francisco Bay

Science Program Seminar
Aug
22

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
12

Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) September 12-13 Meeting Notice
Summary: The Delta ISB will take a boat tour of the Delta September 12 and meet in Sacramento September 13 at 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Sep
24

How do you get thousands of gamers to do lab work? This seminar shows how gamers will help develop the next generation of neuroscience software. Click here for details.  

Science Program Seminar
Sep
26

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
3

The final report from the July 22-23, 2013 workshop on the current state of science on fish predation of Central Valley salmon has been released. Please click here to read the report.

Oct
7

This event has been cancelled. Due to the recent government shutdown, Lisa Lucas will be unable to make this presentation. This seminar will be rescheduled for a later date.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
24

Location: 4598 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
28

The Delta ISB will hold an 11 a.m. teleconference in Sacramento October 28. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Suite 1500, Main Conference Room, Sacramento, California  95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Nov
6

2013 Annual Science Review of the implementation of RPAs in the CVP/SWP Long-term Operations BiOps for prior water year’s operations. The BiOps include RPAs designed to alleviate jeopardy to listed species and adverse modification of critical habitat. This year’s review will focus on three topics and is set for November 6-7, 2013.

Science Program Review
Nov
13

Nov. 13 Brown Bag presentation on Flow, Sediment, and Water Quality Monitoring in the Delta by Jon Burau, Brian Bergamaschi, and Dave Schoellhamer from U.S. Geological Survey

Science Program Seminar
Nov
13

Efforts by the U.S. Geological Survey to monitor flow, suspended sediment, and water quality in the Delta will be discussed during this noontime seminar in Sacramento. Click here for details.

Nov
18

The 2014 Science Update to the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals which synthesizes current scientific knowledge regarding climate change impacts on the Baylands will be discussed. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
21

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
21

Joint Meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Independent Science Board Nov. 21-22, 2013 in Sacramento

ISB Meeting
Dec
9

This noontime presentation will identify the geomorphic context for the present-day Sacramento Valley Flood Control Project and discuss how key events, such as hydraulic mining and major floods, guided early flood managers to develop today’s flood control system. Click here for more info.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
18

This presentation on the process of stream restoration at Mono Lake shows a successful model of adaptive management that could provide lessons for large-scale restoration projects in the Delta. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
19

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2012 Meetings
Jan
11

The Delta Stewardship Council, the state agency charged with developing a comprehensive, long-term and legally enforceable management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is seeking public input on the draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Delta Plan.

Delta plan
Jan
12

The Delta ISB will discuss flow objectives, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and welcome Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce and National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) Administrator. Meetings are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Agenda.

ISB Meeting
Jan
12

The Delta Stewardship Council, the state agency charged with developing a comprehensive, long-term and legally enforceable management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is seeking public input on the draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Delta Plan.

Delta plan
Jan
17

The Delta Stewardship Council, the state agency charged with developing a comprehensive, long-term and legally enforceable management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is seeking public input on the draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Delta Plan.

Delta plan
Jan
18

The Delta Stewardship Council, the state agency charged with developing a comprehensive, long-term and legally enforceable management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is seeking public input on the draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Delta Plan.

Delta plan
Jan
19

The Delta Stewardship Council, the state agency charged with developing a comprehensive, long-term and legally enforceable management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is seeking public input on the draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Delta Plan.

Delta plan
Jan
26

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Please note: The Dept. of the Interior has issued a correction letter regarding apparent erroneous testimony offered by a USGS representative at this meeting. When viewing the video of the 1-26-12 meeting, please refer to this letter after watching the USGS testimony.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
9

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
8

The Delta ISB will discuss preparation for its review of the BDCP draft EIR, and the State Water Board's update process to the Bay-Delta Plan. For location and agenda please click here.

ISB Meeting
Mar
15

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
29

Location: 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
26

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
3

The Delta ISB will discuss the BDCP, the NRC report on the Delta (see below), & the SWRCB\'s update on the Bay-Delta Plan. Meeting location: 980 9th St., 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA.  For agenda info, please click here.

ISB Meeting
May
9

This presentation by Drs. Holley and Sinclair will explore two key areas that are vital to water reform. These are (1) improving the effectiveness of traditional water regulation, and (2) designing new collaborative governance mechanisms to supplement conventional approaches.

Science Program Seminar
May
17

Click here to view the public meeting notice

Click here to view other meeting materials

Meeting Location

Public Access Available at:
980 9th Street, Suite 1500, Main Conference Room Sacramento, California 95814

AGENDA

Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change

May 17, 2012 - (9:00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. PDT)

9:00 a.m.

Welcome

  1. Finalize and Approve Memo to the State Water Resources Control Board regarding the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan Update     (action)
  2. Review Draft Work Plan for the Delta ISB, Finalize and Approve as Appropriate (action)
  3. Public Comment (For matters that were not on the agenda, but within subject matter jurisdiction of the Delta ISB.)
  4. Preparation for next Delta ISB meeting

Adjourn

ISB Meeting
May
22

The UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) in conjunction with the Delta Science Program will hold a symposium on May 22 on estuarine ecology of juvenile salmonids in the San Francisco Bay estuary

Science Program Seminar
May
23

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will host a seminar presenting two case studies from the Natural Capital Project including several models that enable decision-makers to assess and identify areas for investments in ecosystem services.

Science Program Seminar
May
24

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
8

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference June 8, 2012 to discuss its review of the final staff draft of the Delta Plan and the BDCP draft EIR/EIS. For agenda, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jun
13

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will host a noontime talk June 13 by Dr. Nigel Wright on flood resilience, a flood response concept that minimizes adverse effects by accounting for varying levels of vulnerability while providing multiple benefits.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
14

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
28

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
9

The Delta ISB will discuss Science programs in the Delta, continuation of the BDCP discussions and the NRC report on the Delta. Meeting location: 980 9th St., 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA.  For agenda info, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jul
12

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
30

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a teleconference July 30, 2012 to discuss plans for its upcoming reviews of science programs in the Delta. For agenda, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jul
31

An independent review panel formed by the Delta Science Program has released its review of the Draft Plan for Adaptive Management of Fall Outflow for Delta Smelt Protection and Water Supply Reliability.

 

Science Program Review
Aug
16

The Delta Independent Science Board will meet with federal and state agency managers and leaders from stakeholder organizations to learn about their habitat restoration programs. Click here for agenda.

ISB Meeting
Aug
23

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
27

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will host a noontime talk August 27 by Dr. James Ball on 'Accommodating Climate Change into Flood Estimation Practice: Hydro-informatics and the Australian Method'

Science Program Seminar
Sep
13

Location: 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
18

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will host a noontime talk September 18th by Dr. David Krabbenhoft on mercury and methyl-mercury production and bioaccumulation at Everglades, Great Lakes and Bay-Delta large scale habitat restoration efforts.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
27

Location: 1450 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
16

The Bay-Delta Science Conference (formerly known as the CALFED Science Conference) is a forum for presenting technical analyses and results relevant to the Delta Science Program’s mission to provide the best possible, unbiased, scientific, information for water and environmental decision-making in the Bay-Delta system. The goal of the conference is to provide new information such as study results, model simulations, and analysis and syntheses of data to the broad community of scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on Bay-Delta issues.

Oct
19

The Delta ISB meeting will be held on October 19, 2012, at 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, California

ISB Meeting
Oct
22

The effects of climate change (i.e., prediction of sea level rise) are presenting a new reality in the approach to flood protection in the Netherlands. Professor Arthur Mynett of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education will discuss the Netherlands Delta Committee’s vision for long-term protection of the Dutch coast as well as implementation of adaptive management options. .

Science Program Seminar
Oct
25

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
30

The Delta Science Program and the Ecosystem Restoration Program Joint Brown Bag Seminar Series will present a talk on a conceptual framework for large floodplain rivers that integrates fluid dynamics, channel morphology, biogeochemical cycling and important elements of river ecology.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
31

2012 Long-term Operations Opinions Annual Review

Science Program Seminar
Oct
31

2012 Long-term Operations Opinions Annual Review

Science Program Review
Nov
2

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a teleconference Novemebr 2, 2012 discuss the logistics of its November 29, 2012, field trip to Delta habitat restoration project sites.

ISB Meeting
Nov
15

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
29

The Delta ISB meeting will be held on November 29-30, 2012

ISB Meeting
Dec
13

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
18

The Delta Science Program and the Ecosystem Restoration Program Joint Brown Bag Seminar Series will present a talk on the system-wide changes that have occurred in the Delta and Sacramento Valley since 2006, uses and limitations of the unimpaired flow index developed by the Department of Water Resources, and models used to evaluate historic and future changes to system operating criteria.
 

Science Program Seminar

2011 Meetings
Jan
12

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ISB Meeting
Jan
18

The Council is required to hold a series of Scoping Meetings, which allows the public to respond to the proposed process. Seven of these Scoping Meetings are scheduled throughout the State during the month January, 2011. Aside from verbal testimony, the public is also encouraged to provide written comments.

Delta plan, Scoping Meeting
Jan
19

The Council is required to hold a series of Scoping Meetings, which allows the public to respond to the proposed process. Seven of these Scoping Meetings are scheduled throughout the State during the month January, 2011. Aside from verbal testimony, the public is also encouraged to provide written comments.

Delta plan, Scoping Meeting
Jan
20

The Council is required to hold a series of Scoping Meetings, which allows the public to respond to the proposed process. Seven of these Scoping Meetings are scheduled throughout the State during the month January, 2011. Aside from verbal testimony, the public is also encouraged to provide written comments.

Delta plan, Scoping Meeting
Jan
24
Jan
24

The Council is required to hold a series of Scoping Meetings, which allows the public to respond to the proposed process. Seven of these Scoping Meetings are scheduled throughout the State during the month January, 2011. Aside from verbal testimony, the public is also encouraged to provide written comments.

Delta plan, Scoping Meeting
Jan
24

The Council is required to hold a series of Scoping Meetings, which allows the public to respond to the proposed process. Seven of these Scoping Meetings are scheduled throughout the State during the month January, 2011. Aside from verbal testimony, the public is also encouraged to provide written comments.

Delta plan, Scoping Meeting
Jan
25

The Council is required to hold a series of Scoping Meetings, which allows the public to respond to the proposed process. Seven of these Scoping Meetings are scheduled throughout the State during the month January, 2011. Aside from verbal testimony, the public is also encouraged to provide written comments.The Council is required to hold a series of Scoping Meetings, which allows the public to respond to the proposed process. Seven of these Scoping Meetings are scheduled throughout the State during the month January, 2011. Aside from verbal testimony, the public is also encouraged to provide written comments.

Delta plan, Scoping Meeting
Jan
26

The Council is required to hold a series of Scoping Meetings, which allows the public to respond to the proposed process. Seven of these Scoping Meetings are scheduled throughout the State during the month January, 2011. Aside from verbal testimony, the public is also encouraged to provide written comments.

Delta plan, Scoping Meeting
Jan
27

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Feb
18
Feb
24

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Mar
3
Mar
10

The March meeting will be held within the legal boundaries of the Delta in the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA. The address is Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Avenue, Clarksburg, CA 95612

Delta plan
Mar
16
Mar
24

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Apr
7
Apr
13

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the implementing agencies of the 2009 Biological Opinion (NMFS Opinion) on the Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project are interested in improving their understanding of existing salmon life cycle models and related models for steelhead. Specifically, they are interested in learning how these models can best be integrated into a decision-making framework for adapting water operations and prescribed actions for individual and multiple species. At the request of NMFS, the Delta Science Program will host a public workshop on integrated life cycle models. The workshop will focus primarily on salmonid life cycle models, however, the panel will consider how these models could be used or integrated to evaluate the effects of water operations on other species.

Science Program Workshop
Apr
14

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Apr
25
Apr
28

The April meeting will be held within the legal boundaries of the Delta in the first floor Galleria of the West Sacramento City Hall. The address is 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Delta plan
May
12

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan
May
16

 

Seminar on Watershed Water Quality Model Set for May 16

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series in conjunction with the California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network will present a noontime seminar Monday, May 16 at 1001 “I” St. (Cal-EPA Building) on a new watershed model that predicts long-term values of water quality through the use of in-stream measurements. Click here for more information.

Science Program Seminar
May
23

The Delta Science Program is co-sponsoring a seminar on Suisun Marsh in the 21st Century beginning at 9 a.m. Monday May 23, presented by The Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) at the University of California, Davis.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
13

An independent review panel formed by the Delta Science Program has released its review of the Draft Plan for Adaptive Management of Fall Outflow for Delta Smelt Protection and Water Supply Reliability.

 

Science Program Review
Jun
16

This one-day meeting will allow the Council members to adequately discuss the fourth staff draft of the Delta Plan, which will be released on June 13.  Please note the change of venue: West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, California 95691

Delta plan
Jun
23

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan
Jul
29

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan
Aug
26

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Sep
15

The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a workshop on Sept. 15, 2011 at 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The topics of the workshop are Success and Performance Measures.

Delta plan, Workgroups
Sep
15

The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a workshop on Sept. 15, 2011 at 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The topics of the workshop are Covered Actions and Governance.

Delta plan, Workgroups
Sep
19

The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a workshop on Sept. 19, 2011 at 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The topics will be the Economic Sustainability Plan & Delta as an Evolving Place.

Delta plan, Workgroups
Sep
20

The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a workshop on Sept. 20, 2011 at 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The topic is the Finance Plan.

Delta plan, Workgroups
Sep
22

Location: 1110 West Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan
Sep
28

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag series will offer a seminar by Noble Hendrix and Robert Lessard on life cycle models for winter-run and Butte Creek spring-run Chinook in the Central Valley.

Objectives of the models are to incorporate mortality in all phases of the life cycle, estimate size and composition of populations, evaluate predictors that may explain changes in population and incorporate uncertainty in the estimation procedure by using a Bayesian framework.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
20

The Delta ISB will begin to identify and prioritize various scientific programs for which the Board may have oversight per the Delta Reform Act. The meeting will be at 980 9th St., 2nd floor, Sacramento. For more information, click here.

ISB Meeting
Oct
25

An independent science panel released its review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Effects Analysis Conceptual Foundation and Analytical Framework and Entrainment Appendix.

Science Program Review
Oct
27

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan
Nov
1

An independent science review panel released its review of the Delta Protection Commission Economic Sustainability Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Science Program Review
Nov
8

2011 Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) Annual Review

Science Program Review
Nov
8

2011 Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) Annual Review

Science Program Review
Nov
17

Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
9

A work session focusing on Covered Actions as described in the 5th staff draft of the Delta Plan will be held at 980 9th St., 2nd floor Conf. Room from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. on 12/9/11.

Workgroups
Dec
15

Location: California State Capitol, Room 447, 10th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2010 Meetings
Jan
13

The purpose of the workshop is to achieve a common understanding of the management tools available for implementing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) biological opinion on the Coordinated Operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project (December 15, 2008), and National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) biological opinion on the Long-Term Central Valley Project and State Water Project Operations Criteria and Plan (June 4, 2009).

Science Program Workshop
Apr
1

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Apr
22

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
May
27

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Jun
16

Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents Floating Islands, composed of spun, recycled polyester plastic or of natural fibers, can potentially be used to address several of the key problems of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Potential functions of artificial floating islands include providing....

Science Program Seminar
Jun
24

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Jul
8

The July meeting will be held at 650 Capitol Mall, Fifth Floor Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan
Jul
22

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Jul
27

Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents The California Fish Tracking Consortium: Present Successes and Future Plans

Science Program Seminar
Aug
3

The August meeting will be held at 650 Capitol Mall, Fifth Floor Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan
Aug
12

The August meeting will be held at 650 Capitol Mall, Fifth Floor Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan
Aug
26

The August meeting will be held within the legal boundaries of the Delta in the first floor Galleria of the West Sacramento City Hall. The address is 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Delta plan
Sep
8

Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents The Effect of Wind Waves and Rainfall on Intertidal Zone Material Cycling

Science Program Seminar
Sep
14

The meeting was held on September 14 and generated the following documents

Interim plan
Sep
23

The September meeting will be held within the legal boundaries of the Delta in the first floor Galleria of the West Sacramento City Hall. The address is 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Delta plan
Sep
30
Oct
11

The meeting generated the following documents and videos:

Interim plan
Oct
28

The October meeting will be held within the legal boundaries of the Delta in the first floor Galleria of the West Sacramento City Hall. The address is 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Delta plan
Nov
5

The meeting was held on November 5th and generated the following documents and videos

Interim plan
Nov
8

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration\'s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have each issued Biological Opinions on long-term operations of the Central Valley Project...

Science Program Workshop
Nov
8

At the request of NMFS, USBR and USFWS, the Delta Science Program has assembled an independent review panel consisting of national experts who will review OCAP technical team reports and documents prior to the meeting, participate in discussions with the proponents, provide an independent review of the effectiveness of the implementation of the OCAP RPA actions, and make scientific recommendations for improving effectiveness and measurements of effectiveness.

Science Program Workshop
Nov
18

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan
Dec
9
Dec
16

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA

Delta plan

2009 Meetings
Mar
10

The purpose of the workshop was to provide a venue for open discussion among interested parties to identify data and science gaps and develop a scientific research framework to determine the role of ammonium and ammonia within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and Suisun Bay (Bay) ecosystem. This research framework is scientifically sound, was developed in an open forum, and thoroughly reviewed.

Science Program Workshop
Aug
6

The 2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project has been proposed as an adaptive management experiment in using operable gates in the central Delta for protection of sensitive species and management of water supply.

Science Program Review
Sep
9

Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents From Beef to Reef: Challenges and Triumphs in Developing Sediment Budgets in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments

Science Program Seminar
Nov
10

Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents Painted Chromosomes and Sex Probes: Using genetic markers to identify gender of California Chinook salmon

Science Program Seminar
Nov
18

The purpose of this two-day workshop is to provide information and guidance for large- scale ecosystem restoration planning efforts in the North Delta and Suisun Marsh by soliciting input from a panel of outside experts familiar with large-scale river floodplain and estuarine restoration elsewhere within the United States.

Science Program Workshop

2018 Meetings
Jan
25

Location: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
22

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
22

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
26

Location: Department of General Services, Ziggurat Building
707 3rd St, West Sacramento, CA 95605

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
24

The Council will meet starting at 9 a.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 3rd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
26

Location: Holiday Inn, Granada/Hermosa Room, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
23

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 3rd Floor Conference Room (Room 350)
980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
27

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 3rd Floor Conference Room (Room 350)
980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
23

Location: Ramada Inn West Sacramento – Conference Center
1250 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
14

Location: Ramada Inn West Sacramento – Conference Center
1250 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
20

Location: Second Floor Conference Room

Park Tower

980 Ninth Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

 

 

 

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2017 Meetings
Jan
26

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
24

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
9

Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, Gardenia Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
23

Location: Brentwood Community Center, 708 3rd St., Brentwood, CA 94513

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
27

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
25

Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, Magnolia Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
22

Location: Holiday Inn, Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo Rooms, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
27

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
24

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
26

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
16

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
14

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol, Avenue, West Sacramento, California
Start Time: 4:00 p.m.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
14

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol, Avenue, West Sacramento, California
 

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2016 Meetings
Jan
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
24

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Center, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
26

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
23

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
12

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
29

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
27

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
17

Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Room 315, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
14

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2015 Meetings
Jan
29

Date & Location: January 29, 2015 - Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
26

Location: Jean Harvie Community Center, 14273 River Road, Walnut Grove, CA 95690

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
11

This half-day workshop, hosted by the Council, will focus on levees and risk management strategies for State investments to reduce risk while meeting multiple objectives and issues related to liability. Technical experts from this region, as well as from around the country, have been invited to attend and engage the Council, its staff, and consultants, in a dialog related to these topics.Information gained from this workshop should further assist the Council as it undertakes various decision-making processes related to the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The workshop will be structured as a conversation between the Council members and the invited experts with opportunities for the Council and panelists to receive public comment at scheduled times.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
26

Location: West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
23

Location: 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
27

The Delta Stewardship Council is holding this public meeting to update the community on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The project team will discuss flood risks to people, property, water supply, natural resources, and other resources in the Delta, as well as levee improvements to reduce flood risks. To view the public meeting flyer, please click here.

Location:
Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 E. Earhart Avenue
Stockton, CA  95206
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
29

The Delta Stewardship Council is holding this public meeting to update the community on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The project team will discuss flood risks to people, property, water supply, natural resources, and other resources in the Delta, as well as levee improvements to reduce flood risks. To view the public meeting flyer, please click here.

Location:
Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road
Walnut Grove, CA  95690
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
28

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
23

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
27

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
24

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street (9th and J Streets), Second Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
12

The Delta Stewardship Council will be holding a public meeting on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy.

 

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Park Tower Plaza
980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

The purpose of this meeting is to demonstrate the draft decision-support tool that is part of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy project. This demonstration will focus on information contained in the tool related to the protection of people, property and the coequal goals and a preliminary risk analysis of the Delta’s islands and tracts. The tool’s risk analysis incorporates the probability of levee failure by island and the consequences of these failures in terms of lives lost, property damaged, water supply disruption, habitat change and Delta as a Place elements. 

 

In addition, Council staff will discuss the next steps in development of a decision-support tool including the use of conceptual investments to reduce risk and the cost-effectiveness of these investments.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
22

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
19

Location: 2nd floor of the Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
17

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Center, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2014 Meetings
Jan
23

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
27

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
27

Location: 1110 West Capital Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
24

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
29

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
26

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
25

Location: Park Tower Plaza, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
28

Location: Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley, CA 94561

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
18

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2013 Meetings
Jan
11

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Council Meeting
Jan
24

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
21

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
28

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
25

This Council meeting will be held on April 25, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
16

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
27

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
25

Location: 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
22

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
26

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
24

Location: 4598 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
21

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
19

Location: Park Tower Plaza, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2012 Meetings
Jan
26

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Please note: The Dept. of the Interior has issued a correction letter regarding apparent erroneous testimony offered by a USGS representative at this meeting. When viewing the video of the 1-26-12 meeting, please refer to this letter after watching the USGS testimony.

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Feb
9

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
15

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Mar
29

Location: 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Apr
26

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
May
24

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
14

Location: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jun
28

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Jul
12

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Aug
23

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
13

Location: 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Sep
27

Location: 1450 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Oct
25

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Nov
15

Location: 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
13

Location: 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Delta plan, Council Meeting

2011 Meetings
Nov
17

Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA

Delta plan, Council Meeting
Dec
15

Location: California State Capitol, Room 447, 10th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA

Delta plan, Council Meeting
2018 Meetings
Nov

5

Nov
5

DPIIC agencies will meet on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in Sacramento to discuss progress made toward restoration, collaborative science, eradicating aquatic weeds and nutria, and more.

Implementation Committee Event
Apr

16

Apr
16

Monday, April 16, 2018 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Implementation Committee Event
2017 Meetings
Nov

13

Nov
13

Monday, November 13, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691

Implementation Committee Event
Apr

17

Apr
17

Monday, April 17, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Gardenia Room, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

 

 

 

Implementation Committee Event
2016 Meetings
Nov

14

Nov
14

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Room 202, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event

1

Nov
1
Implementation Committee Event
May

9

May
9

Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
2015 Meetings
Nov

16

Nov
16

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Gardenia Ballroom of the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
May

11

May
11

Monday, May 11, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the California Room of the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
2014 Meetings
Nov

17

Nov
17

Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
Apr

9

Apr
9

April 9, 2014 from 8:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
2019 Meetings
Jun

13

Jun
13
May

2

May
2

Issues discussed to be determined.

ISB Meeting
Apr

4

Apr
4
Mar

8

Mar
8

Issues discussed to be determined.

ISB Meeting
Feb

8

Feb
8
Jan

10

Jan
10

Issues discussed to be determined.

ISB Meeting
2018 Meetings
Dec

6

Dec
6

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review on the updated Delta Science Plan, and may take action by considering the approval of the review’s content. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, including outreach for the completed water quality review and the status of planning a workshop to help inform the Delta ISB’s water supply reliability review.

 

Outside of the usual business matters, the Delta ISB will host its first workshop to help inform its ecosystems review on the available science and the use of that science to protect, restore, and enhance the Delta ecosystem in the context of an ever-changing complex of species and expectations of new non-native species arriving. The first workshop, which will include a panel discussion, will explore the broad conceptual and scientific issues concerning non-native species and their ecological impacts.

 

Presenters at the workshop include Dr. Jim Cloern (United States Geological Survey), Dr. Ted Grosholz (UC Davis), Dr. Peter Moyle (UC Davis), Dr. Marcel Rejmanek (UC Davis), and Ms. Martha Volkoff (California Department of Fish and Wildlife).

ISB Meeting
Nov

1

Nov
1

Based on the request from the Delta Science Program, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review of the draft updated Delta Science Plan. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews. This will include an update on selecting a Contractor to develop a comprehensive inventory of monitoring activities that support adaptive management, which will be used to inform the Delta Monitoring Enterprise review.

ISB Meeting
Oct

5

Oct
5

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will receive a request from the Delta Science Program to review the draft 2018 Delta Science Plan, and will discuss the process for conducting the review. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, which includes the status of developing a questionnaire that can help inform the Delta ISB’s review on water supply reliability.

ISB Meeting
Sep

13

Sep
13

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss public comments received on its draft prospectus for the ecosystems review on the science of non-native species, and will decide whether to finalize the content of the prospectus. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of other reviews, including outreach for the completed water quality review, and reflect on the 2018 Bay-Delta Science Conference.

 

Before the meeting, the Delta ISB will visit Twitchell Island and Sherman Island with Steve Deverel (HydroFocus), Campbell Ingram (Delta Conservancy) and Bryan Brock (DWR). The purpose of these site visits is to learn about levee and land subsidence issues, and non-native species impacts in the Delta.

 

The public may join the Delta ISB on the site visits. However, lunch and transportation will not be provided. Note that the sites may not be ADA accessible. To help with planning or to discuss accessibility concerns, please e-mail disb@deltacouncil.ca.gov if you are interested in joining the Delta ISB on the site visits.

ISB Meeting
Aug

10

Aug
10

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss the draft prospectus for its ecosystems review, and the status of other reviews.

ISB Meeting
Jul

12

Jul
12

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss the status of current reviews and will consider finalizing the summary sheet for its habitat restoration review. Outside of the usual business matters, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion with monitoring programs that collect data at a national or regional scale that includes the Bay-Delta to help inform the review on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise.

 

This panel discussion will include representatives from

  1. the Institute for Bird Populations’ Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program,
  2. the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR),
  3. the National Weather Service’s (NWS’s) California-Nevada River Forecast Center,
  4. the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA), and
  5. the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS’s) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project.
ISB Meeting
Jun

1

Jun
1

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review of the synthesis papers developed as part of the Delta Stewardship Council’s process to amend the ecosystem chapter of the Delta Plan. The Delta ISB may take action by considering approval of the review’s content. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of other current reviews.

ISB Meeting
May

3

May
3

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will consider approving the content of its water quality review on nutrients and chemical contaminants. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss its review on the synthesis papers of the Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment, and may take action by considering approval of the content of the review.

 

Outside of the usual business matters, the Delta ISB will co-host a brown bag seminar by Dr. Christopher Potter of CASA 2100 to help inform the Delta ISB’s review on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise. Dr. Potter will discuss remote sensing monitoring methods for detecting invasive weed coverage in Delta waterways and Bay marshlands. After the seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. Potter and other invited guests on invasive weed monitoring in the Delta and applications of remote sensing.

ISB Meeting
Apr

3

Apr
3

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the process for reviewing the synthesis papers for the Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment, whether the revised prospectus for the water supply reliability review adequately addresses public comments, and the status of other reviews.

ISB Meeting
Mar

9

Mar
9

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the status of addressing public comments on its draft water quality review, public comments received on its water supply reliability review draft prospectus, and the status of upcoming requests for review from the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Science Program.

ISB Meeting
Feb

2

Feb
2

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the status of current reviews, and will address written public comments received on the draft prospectus for the review on the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) and the draft review on water quality science. In addition, the Delta ISB will finalize its summary sheet for its final review on the Delta as an Evolving Place.

ISB Meeting
Jan

4

Jan
4

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will co-host two brown bag seminars to help inform its review on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise. On January 4,
Dr. Steve Culberson of the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) will provide a brief history and overview of IEP monitoring surveys and how they are coordinated to inform management. Following this seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on the science-governance structure of IEP with Dr. Culberson and other invited guests.

 

On January 5, Ms. Karen Larsen of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will provide an update on current activities by the California Water Quality Monitoring Council to coordinate and improve water quality monitoring and assessment. After her seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on water quality monitoring with Ms. Larsen and other invited guests.

 

In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, finalize the summary sheet on its adaptive management review, and take any public comments on its draft water quality review, draft IEP prospectus, and draft water supply reliability prospectus.

ISB Meeting
2017 Meetings
Dec

11

Dec
11

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the water quality thematic review and to receive public feedback on its latest draft for this review. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of the summary sheets for various completed Delta ISB reviews, the status of the programmatic review on the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), and the status of other thematic reviews on monitoring, water supply reliability, and ecosystems.

 

ISB Meeting
Nov

17

Nov
17

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will review the latest public discussion draft of the water quality thematic review and will decide whether to release this version for a 30-day comment period via the listserv. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of developing one-page summary sheets for its review, and will discuss the status of current reviews on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise, the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), ecosystems, and water supply reliability.

 

ISB Meeting
Oct

19

Oct
19

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss progress on current reviews on water quality and monitoring, the status of the one-page summary sheet for the Delta ISB’s adaptive management review, and the status of planning for reviews on the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), water supply reliability, and ecosystems.

 

ISB Meeting
Sep

15

Sep
15

On September 14, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will take action to finalize its review of the Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both (CSO). In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, how to distribute one-page summary sheets for its reviews, and ideas for the next thematic reviews. 

 

On September 15, Cliff Feldheim, Chief of DWR’s Suisun Marsh Program, and Steve Chappell, Executive Director of the Suisun Resource Conservation District, will lead a field tour in Suisun Marsh. On the afternoon of September 14, Mr. Feldheim will provide an overview of the monitoring, research and restoration in Suisun Marsh.

ISB Meeting
Aug

17

Aug
17

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will take action and approve the content of its review of the Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both (CSO). In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss progress on current reviews, will brainstorm ideas for the next thematic reviews, and will discuss progress on developing one-page summary sheets for its reviews.

 

ISB Meeting
Jul

13

Jul
13

On July 13, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hear from invited guests and the public to brainstorm priorities for its future reviews, discuss the Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems and the Operation of Both (CSO), and provide status updates on other reviews.

 

On July 14, the Delta ISB will announce its recommendation for Delta Lead Scientist, will discuss future priorities, and will brainstorm how to improve the effectiveness of its future reviews and internal processes. 

 

ISB Meeting
Jun

13

Jun
13

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will approve the final memorandum on the Draft 2017–2021 Science Action Agenda, and will provide status updates on the planning of the Comprehensive Assessment of the Delta Monitoring Enterprise, the water quality thematic review, and the review of the California WaterFix Final Environmental Impact Report/Statement (EIR/S).

 

ISB Meeting
May

12

May
12

The Delta Independent Science Board will have a half-day field tour of the Lindsey Slough Restoration Project and the Jepson Prairie Preserve on May 11. Following that the Delta ISB will meet to finalize its reviews of the Draft 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda and the EcoRestore Adaptive Management Program White Paper. The Delta ISB will also discuss its review of California WaterFix Final EIR/S, hear updates on its thematic reviews of Water Quality and Comprehensive Assessment of Monitoring, and hear a presentation on the State of the Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016 Retrospective. On May 11 the Delta ISB will hold an evening community meeting seeking dialogue and input from Delta residents, and initiate an outreach of its Delta as an Evolving Place report.

 

ISB Meeting
Apr

13

Apr
13

On April 13, 2017, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will take an action on the Delta as an Evolving Place final draft. The Delta ISB will discuss its review comments on the EcoRestore Adaptive Management Program White Paper, and on the California WaterFix Final EIR/S, and initiate a review of the Draft 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda.

ISB Meeting
Mar

17

Mar
17

On March 16-17, 2017 the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review of the California WaterFix Final EIR/S, public comments received on the Comprehensive Assessment of the Monitoring Enterprise draft planning prospectus, and status of its Water Quality and Delta as an Evolving Place thematic reviews.

 

ISB Meeting
Feb

16

Feb
16

On Feburary 16, 2017, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will finalize its review of the State Water Resources Control Board’s working draft Scientific Basis Report for Phase 2 of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan. The Delta ISB will prepare for its review of the California WaterFix Final EIR/S and hear updates on its thematic reviews.

 

ISB Meeting
Jan

13

Jan
13

On January 12, 2017, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will discuss its review of the State Water Resources Control Board’s working draft Scientific Basis Report for Phase 2 of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update. Action on this item will be taken on January 13, 2017. Also on January 13, other current and upcoming review efforts will be discussed, including a briefing on a draft Delta Plan performance measures amendment.

 

ISB Meeting
2016 Meetings
Dec

8

Dec
8

The Delta Independent Science Board will discuss and review two sets of comments. The first is to the State Water Resources Control Board staff about the working draft Scientific Basis Report prepared to support the Phase II updates of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, and the second is a comment letter to the organizers of the 2016 Bay-Delta Science Conference.

 

 

ISB Meeting
Nov

18

Nov
18

The Delta Independent Science Board will discuss comments on the State Water Resources Control Board’s working draft Scientific Basis Report prepared to support the Phase II updates of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, discuss progress on programmatic reviews and lessons from the recently concluded Science Enterprise Workshop and 2016 Bay-Delta Science Conference.

 

 

ISB Meeting

8

Nov
8

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a teleconference meeting at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento on Nov. 8 to discuss initial comments on the State Water Resources Control Board’s working draft Scientific Basis Report prepared to support the Phase II updates of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan.  

 

 

ISB Meeting
Oct

13

Oct
13

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a two-day meeting at the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District in Elk Grove. On Oct. 13 the ISB will discuss succession planning and receive a presentation from State Water Resources Control Board staff on Phase 2 of the Bay-Delta Plan update. The meeting will include a field trip to the Consumnes River Preserve. On Oct. 14 the ISB will review the status of its thematic review efforts before touring the operational and laboratory facilities at Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District. The public may join the Delta ISB on tour locations, however transportation will not be provided.

 

 

ISB Meeting
Sep

8

Sep
8

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento to discuss the Lead Scientist recruitment efforts (during closed session), the Board’s review of the final EIR/EIS for California WaterFix, and the status of other Board reviews.

ISB Meeting
Aug

11

Aug
11

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento to discuss the status of program reviews and current and future projects to support the Delta Stewardship Council.

ISB Meeting
Jul

15

Jul
15

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Putah Creek Lodge at UC Davis to discuss the research into Delta levee hazards. The expected outcomes include recommendations about research needs and opportunities in Delta levee science. Recent findings about earthquakes and high water will be presented in posters, oral presentations, and panel discussions.

ISB Meeting

14

Jul
14

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Putah Creek Lodge at UC Davis to discuss the research into Delta levee hazards. The expected outcomes include recommendations about research needs and opportunities in Delta levee science. Recent findings about earthquakes and high water will be presented in posters, oral presentations, and panel discussions.

ISB Meeting
Jun

9

Jun
9

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference meeting at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento to discuss the status of program reviews and current and future projects to support the Delta Stewardship Council.

ISB Meeting
May

12

May
12

The Delta Independent Science Board will meet at the Park Tower Plaza in Sacramento to hear from two panels of water quality monitoring experts to discuss active water quality monitoring efforts in the Delta, how the efforts are coordinated with each other, and how information is being synthesized and made available to broader audiences. 

ISB Meeting
Apr

19

Apr
19

The Delta Independent Science Board will meet at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom to hear from experts in the fields of Delta monitoring and adaptive management as part of its ongoing series of programmatic reviews. 

ISB Meeting
Mar

17

Mar
17

The main focus of the March 17 meeting is to discuss the status of the Delta ISB's review efforts.

ISB Meeting
Feb

11

Feb
11

On February 11-12, 2016, the Delta ISB may take action on finalizing its response about the review of the process used to propose refinements and updates to Delta Plan Performance Measures as well as finalizing a letter to agency Directors recommending a broad modeling study about the effects of barriers and levee breaks on Delta-wide water quality. The Board will also discuss its Adaptive Management Review Report and host a panel on Water Supply Reliability.

ISB Meeting
Jan

15

Jan
15

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference to discuss its review of the process for proposed refinements to Delta Plan performance measures and its ongoing program reviews.

ISB Meeting
2015 Meetings
Dec

10

Dec
10

On December 10-11, 2015, the Delta ISB will meet and hear from a panel of agency scientists about short and long-term research plans, emerging issues, and implications for monitoring programs as they relate to flows and fishes. The Board will also hear from Delta Stewardship Council staff about proposed refinements to Delta Plan performance measures.

ISB Meeting
Oct

14

Oct
14

The Delta ISB will meet October 14-16 in the Delta to hear from local authors, the Delta Protection Commission and modeling experts and tour various locales.

ISB Meeting
Sep

29

Sep
29

The Delta ISB will meet Sept. 29 to finalize its comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR and Supplemental Draft EIS for the BDCP/California WaterFix.

ISB Meeting

16

Sep
16

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a Sept. 16 teleconference to discuss the Board’s comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)/California WaterFix. There will also be updates on other reviews including the Flows and Fishes report, the draft Adaptive Management review report, as well as Water Quality, Delta Levees, and Delta as Place reviews.

ISB Meeting
Aug

13

Aug
13

The Delta ISB will meet Aug. 13-14 to discuss California EcoRestore and the Board’s review of the Recirculated Draft EIR and Supplemental Draft EIS for the BDCP/California WaterFix.

ISB Meeting
Jul

17

Jul
17

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference July 17 to consider adopting the Fish and Flows report and plan its review of the recirculated Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR/S, among other things.

ISB Meeting
Jun

11

Jun
11

The Delta ISB will meet June 11-12 to discuss next steps toward finalizing the draft Fish and Flows program review report, among other topics.

ISB Meeting
May

12

May
12

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference May 12 to determine the next steps for the Fish and Flows report and plan for its June 11-12 meeting, among other topics.

ISB Meeting
Apr

10

Apr
10

The Delta ISB will meet April 10, 2015 to discuss a draft of the Fish, Flows and Other Stressors program review and hear updates on other program reviews. 

ISB Meeting

1

Apr
1

The Delta ISB will meet April 1, 2015 to discuss the Lead Scientist recruitment. This Closed Session is not open to the public. Click here for information.

ISB Meeting
Mar

5

Mar
5

The Delta ISB will meet March 5, 2015 to discuss planning its review of the recirculated portions of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, among other things.

ISB Meeting
Jan

15

Jan
15

The Delta ISB will meet Jan. 15. The agenda includes a presentation on the Fish, Flows and Other Stressors Program Review draft report.

ISB Meeting

9

Jan
9

The Delta ISB will meet January 9, 2015.

ISB Meeting
2014 Meetings
Dec

11

Dec
11

The Delta ISB will meet Dec. 11 to hear a presentation on implementing large-scale Delta restoration and provide an update on the ISB’s reviews of science programs in the Delta. Please click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Nov

13

Nov
13

The Delta ISB will meet Nov. 13 in Sacramento to discuss the Final Interim Science Action Agenda and other topics. Click here for information.

ISB Meeting
Oct

31

Oct
31

The Delta ISB will meet Oct. 31 to discuss highlights from the Science Conference and an update on the Fish and Flows program review. Click here for more information.

ISB Meeting

1

Oct
1

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference on October 1, 2014 to discuss the Interim Science Action Agenda Review. Please click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Aug

1

Aug
1

The Delta ISB will meet August 1 to discuss ecological flows tools for the Delta and the Sacramento River, and other topics. Click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Jun

12

Jun
12

The Delta ISB will meet June 12-13 to discuss lessons learned from its review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft EIR/EIS and other topics. Click here for more information.

ISB Meeting
May

8

May
8

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference on May 8, 2014 to discuss and approve its comment letter on the BDCP Draft EIR/EIS. Please click here here for more information.

ISB Meeting
Apr

17

Apr
17

The Delta ISB will take a bus tour of the south Delta on April 17 and meet in Stockton on April 18 to discuss the tour and its review of the BDCP Draft EIR/EIS. Please click here for more details.

ISB Meeting
Mar

6

Mar
6

The Delta ISB will discuss its comment letter on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft EIR/EIS during a March 6 teleconference. Click here for details.

ISB Meeting
Feb

24

Feb
24

The Delta ISB will continue its review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement on Feb. 24-25, 2014. Click here for details.

ISB Meeting
Jan

16

Jan
16

On Jan. 16-17, the Delta ISB will begin its review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement. Click here for details.

ISB Meeting
2013 Meetings
Nov

21

Nov
21

Joint Meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Independent Science Board Nov. 21-22, 2013 in Sacramento

ISB Meeting
Oct

28

Oct
28

The Delta ISB will hold an 11 a.m. teleconference in Sacramento October 28. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Suite 1500, Main Conference Room, Sacramento, California  95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Sep

12

Sep
12

Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) September 12-13 Meeting Notice
Summary: The Delta ISB will take a boat tour of the Delta September 12 and meet in Sacramento September 13 at 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jul

12

Jul
12

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference July 12, 2013. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Second Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, California  95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jun

19

Jun
19

The Delta ISB will meet June 19-20, 2013 at 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, CA 95814.To view the meeting notice, please click here

ISB Meeting
May

17

May
17

The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference May 17, 2013. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Second Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, California  95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Apr

22

Apr
22

The Delta ISB will meet April 22-23, 2013 at Lake Natoma Inn, Pavilion Room,
702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA  95630.

ISB Meeting
Mar

27

Mar
27

Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) March 27, 2013 Meeting Notice The Delta ISB will hold a teleconference March 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Second Floor Park Tower Conference Center, Sacramento, California 95814. To view the meeting notice, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Feb

14

Feb
14

The Delta ISB meeting will be held on February 14 and 15, 2013, at the Cal-EPA Building Byron Sher Auditorium

ISB Meeting

1

Feb
1

The Delta ISB will hold a noontime teleconference February 1, 2013. Public Access is available at: 980 9th Street, Suite 1500, Main Conference Room, Sacramento, California 95814. To view the event page, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jan

16

Jan
16

The Delta ISB meeting will be held on January 16 and 17, 2012, at 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, California

ISB Meeting

9

Jan
9

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a teleconference Novemebr 2, 2012 discuss the logistics of its November 29, 2012, field trip to Delta habitat restoration project sites.

ISB Meeting
2012 Meetings
Nov

29

Nov
29

The Delta ISB meeting will be held on November 29-30, 2012

ISB Meeting

2

Nov
2

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a teleconference Novemebr 2, 2012 discuss the logistics of its November 29, 2012, field trip to Delta habitat restoration project sites.

ISB Meeting
Oct

19

Oct
19

The Delta ISB meeting will be held on October 19, 2012, at 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Sacramento, California

ISB Meeting
Aug

16

Aug
16

The Delta Independent Science Board will meet with federal and state agency managers and leaders from stakeholder organizations to learn about their habitat restoration programs. Click here for agenda.

ISB Meeting
Jul

30

Jul
30

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will hold a teleconference July 30, 2012 to discuss plans for its upcoming reviews of science programs in the Delta. For agenda, please click here.

ISB Meeting

9

Jul
9

The Delta ISB will discuss Science programs in the Delta, continuation of the BDCP discussions and the NRC report on the Delta. Meeting location: 980 9th St., 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA.  For agenda info, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jun

8

Jun
8

The Delta Independent Science Board will hold a teleconference June 8, 2012 to discuss its review of the final staff draft of the Delta Plan and the BDCP draft EIR/EIS. For agenda, please click here.

ISB Meeting
May

17

May
17

Click here to view the public meeting notice

Click here to view other meeting materials

Meeting Location

Public Access Available at:
980 9th Street, Suite 1500, Main Conference Room Sacramento, California 95814

AGENDA

Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change

May 17, 2012 - (9:00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. PDT)

9:00 a.m.

Welcome

  1. Finalize and Approve Memo to the State Water Resources Control Board regarding the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan Update     (action)
  2. Review Draft Work Plan for the Delta ISB, Finalize and Approve as Appropriate (action)
  3. Public Comment (For matters that were not on the agenda, but within subject matter jurisdiction of the Delta ISB.)
  4. Preparation for next Delta ISB meeting

Adjourn

ISB Meeting

3

May
3

The Delta ISB will discuss the BDCP, the NRC report on the Delta (see below), & the SWRCB\'s update on the Bay-Delta Plan. Meeting location: 980 9th St., 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA.  For agenda info, please click here.

ISB Meeting
Mar

8

Mar
8

The Delta ISB will discuss preparation for its review of the BDCP draft EIR, and the State Water Board's update process to the Bay-Delta Plan. For location and agenda please click here.

ISB Meeting
Jan

12

Jan
12

The Delta ISB will discuss flow objectives, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and welcome Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce and National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) Administrator. Meetings are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Agenda.

ISB Meeting
2011 Meetings
Oct

20

Oct
20

The Delta ISB will begin to identify and prioritize various scientific programs for which the Board may have oversight per the Delta Reform Act. The meeting will be at 980 9th St., 2nd floor, Sacramento. For more information, click here.

ISB Meeting
Sep
Jun

14

Apr

25

Apr
25

7

Apr
7
Mar

16

Mar
16

3

Mar
3
Feb

18

Feb
18
Jan

24

Jan
24

12

Jan
12

NULL

ISB Meeting
2010 Meetings
Dec

9

Dec
9
Sep

30

Sep
30

2017 Meetings
Sep
8

The purpose of this review is to independently and externally evaluate the analytical tools for assessing the project alternatives being considered in the Draft Yolo Bypass Fish Passage and Habitat Restoration Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The goal is a scientific assessment of the tools and whether they use the best available science, the associated assumptions are being used appropriately, and to ensure results are appropriately interpreted for evaluating alternatives.

Science Program Review

2016 Meetings
Aug
23

This review will inform the Delta Regional Monitoring Program as to the scientific quality of the Monitoring Design based on the questions posed in the charge. This effort will involve an initial and final review of the Monitoring Design.

Science Program Review
Oct
6

The State Water Resources Control Board is undertaking a four-phased process to develop and implement updates to the Bay-Delta Plan, and flow objectives for priority tributaries to the Delta, to protect beneficial uses in the Bay-Delta watershed.

Science Program Review
Dec
6

The purpose of the 2016 informational and update meeting is to provide stakeholders and members of the public a forum in which to provide input regarding the NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service’s and the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion on the long-term operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. Specifically, there will be an opportunity for input regarding the various regulatory actions prescribed by their respective Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives. The review will enable NMFS and USFWS to use lessons learned, incorporate new science, and make appropriate, scientifically justified adjustments to the implementation of the RPAs.

Science Program Review

2015 Meetings
May
19

An independent scientific panel will meet May 19–20 in Sacramento to continue its review of the methodology proposed for development of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy.

Science Program Review
Jul
29

The Delta ISB is soliciting public comments by Aug. 12, on a draft proposal for its review of water quality related to chemical contaminants, nutrients and pathogens in the Delta.

Science Program Review
Nov
5

A science panel will review the actions required by the Endangered Species Act related to salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon, and Delta smelt for operations of the State/Federal Water Projects November 5-6.

Science Program Review

2014 Meetings
Jan
28

The report has been posted from an independent science panel’s third phase review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan Effects Analysis. Click here for more information.

Science Program Review
Nov
6

A science panel has completed its annual review of the actions required by the Endangered Species Act related to Chinook salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon, and Delta smelt for operations of the State/Federal Water Projects. Click for details.

Science Program Review
Nov
14

A science panel has completed its review of the Collaborative Adaptive Management Team’s (CAMT) proposed investigations on understanding population effects and factors that affect entrainment of Delta smelt at the State and Federal Water Projects.

Science Program Review

2013 Meetings
Nov
6

2013 Annual Science Review of the implementation of RPAs in the CVP/SWP Long-term Operations BiOps for prior water year’s operations. The BiOps include RPAs designed to alleviate jeopardy to listed species and adverse modification of critical habitat. This year’s review will focus on three topics and is set for November 6-7, 2013.

Science Program Review

2012 Meetings
Jul
31

An independent review panel formed by the Delta Science Program has released its review of the Draft Plan for Adaptive Management of Fall Outflow for Delta Smelt Protection and Water Supply Reliability.

 

Science Program Review
Oct
31

2012 Long-term Operations Opinions Annual Review

Science Program Review

2011 Meetings
Jun
13

An independent review panel formed by the Delta Science Program has released its review of the Draft Plan for Adaptive Management of Fall Outflow for Delta Smelt Protection and Water Supply Reliability.

 

Science Program Review
Oct
25

An independent science panel released its review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Effects Analysis Conceptual Foundation and Analytical Framework and Entrainment Appendix.

Science Program Review
Nov
1

An independent science review panel released its review of the Delta Protection Commission Economic Sustainability Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Science Program Review
Nov
8

2011 Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) Annual Review

Science Program Review
Nov
8

2011 Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) Annual Review

Science Program Review

2009 Meetings
Aug
6

The 2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project has been proposed as an adaptive management experiment in using operable gates in the central Delta for protection of sensitive species and management of water supply.

Science Program Review

2018 Meetings
Jan
4

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
5

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar

2017 Meetings
Jan
12

Over the past decade considerable advances have occurred in the understanding of flow dynamics and how water-quality elements move within the Bay-Delta. Dr. Schoellhamer will discuss these advances focusing on five specific topics. His recent report on this issue will be included in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
31

“Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta: Novel Tools and Approaches to Evaluate Effects of Multiple Stressors”. A joint symposium presented by the Council's Delta Science Program and the U.C. Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, with additional support from the State Water Resources Control Board.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
15

Dr. Paytan’s primary research interests include biogeochemistry, chemical oceanography, and paleoceanography. The goal of her research is to use chemical and isotopic records
to study present and past biogeochemical processes.This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
20

Dr. Callaway’s expertise is in wetland restoration, specifically wetland plant ecology and sediment dynamics. His recent research projects focus on the development of restored wetlands, including evaluations of the importance of plant species diversity and the role of physical heterogeneity in the development of ecosystem functions.This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
21

Dr. Cooper’s research interests include sunlight-mediated photochemical reactions in natural waters and free radical chemistry of aqueous solutions. Recently, he has been involved in the application of ozonation for ballast water. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
10

Establishing environmental flow targets to protect aquatic communities is a priority for numerous programs in California including in the Delta. Dr. Sarah Yarnell will discuss her recent work using a functional-flows approach to develop statewide environmental flow recommendations. The approach allows for the rapid development of flow regimes that consider ecosystem and human needs and can be applied in an adaptive management framework, allowing for changing conditions and needs.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
12

Dr. Eric Stein will  present work from Southern California involving development of regional flow targets to protect stream health using benthic (bottom-dwelling) macroinvertebrates as indicators. Stream flow targets were determined using the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) framework. This method can be applied state-wide, including in the Bay-Delta watershed.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
15

Dr. Jim Peterson will discuss how research, management, and monitoring are often portrayed as distinct endeavors, but are actually complementary, not competitive. The seminar will cover the basics of structured decision making, the use of integrated models, and a case study illustrating how the allocation of water effects the conservation of listed amphibian species.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
18

Dr. Carson Jeffres will discuss how, historically, fish utilized habitats in the Central Valley.  However, due to development, their life histories are now disconnected from  the habitat that is currently available. Dr. Jeffres will illustrate how restoration of these connections can reconcile fish with their habitat.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
29

Presentations will explore tools and actions being developed to meet today’s management needs as well as to prepare for future challenges. The symposium will also explore our understanding of how habitats can be managed to encourage native and deter invasive species and how social science can be better integrated into invasive species management. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees during a poster session in the middle of the day.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
5

Abandoned derelict vessels (ADVs) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta impede navigation, interfere with boating traffic, and leak toxic chemicals into waterways. Annie Daly, who worked with the Delta Protection Commission and CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, will present her research that examined aerial and on-water survey data, costs for vessel removal, and how other states handle ADVs. This information will help managers anticipate the resources needed to address the problem.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
7

Ryan Reeves, P.E. and Dave Smith, Ph.D. will discuss progress made on the Evaluating Likely Animal Movement (ELAM) model and results from work being done at Georgiana Slough. They will cover how the model is being integrated with fish guidance projects in the Delta and a strategy for future fish guidance projects. Fish guidance systems are intended to direct fish through waterways that provide the best probability for fish survival.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
9

In this last decade, advancements in telemetry technology have enabled scientists to answer questions about the ecology of fishes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that were previously unknown. This information can be used to inform the management of flow and habitat in the Delta, among others. This symposium provides a forum where researchers and managers will discuss the results of studies that use telemetric technology, work through challenges, and provide insights into future study designs that can best inform Delta management.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
17

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
4

This day-long symposium will bring together scientists and managers considering managed relocation in a variety of systems.  The central goals are to inform scientists on the decision-making process for translocations, inform managers on the latest decision-support tools and related information emerging from science, and promote an exchange of information among marine, freshwater, and terrestrial scientists and managers on decision-making approaches and recent scientific advancements.

Science Program Seminar

2016 Meetings
Jan
11

Dr. Laura Valoppi will summarize the results of some key studies in an Adaptive Management Plan focused on the South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, and how managers revised management actions and restoration designs of the project in response to scientific research.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
17

Dr. Peter Baye will examine how more comprehensive conceptual models of wetland succession enable researchers to anticipate changes in restored marshes while guiding more efficient, focused, and meaningful monitoring and restoration design thereby furthering the achievement of the State’s coequal goal of a restored Delta ecosystem.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
15

This presentation will offer some perspective of the benthic monitoring program and discuss the bottom-dwelling communities’ geographic, seasonal, and historical patterns. Dr. Wells will explain how the creatures at the bottom of the Delta, everything from clams to worms to amphipods, make up an amazingly diverse community that tells an ecological history of the Delta. For details, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
May
24

This presentation will discuss the U.S.G.S.’s Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Sciences (GEPES) program, a source of restoration-related science that informs management and policy decisions. The Southern Florida Everglades has similarities to California’s Bay-Delta. Flood control projects, involving the construction of canals and levees, dramatically altered the Everglades landscape and ecosystem resulting in significant environmental damage. For details, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
20

A project operating in one of the Delta Plan’s six high-priority habitat restoration areas, the Yolo Bypass floodplain, is the topic for our next Seminar. Lynn Takata will discuss the Agricultural Floodplain Study, which examines how juvenile Chinook salmon benefit from flooding the Bypass. Multiple groups, government agencies, and landowners were involved in the five-year study, which offers direct implications on how existing farm land, along with restoration design, can be leveraged to maximize salmon growth and survival. For details, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
28

Council Suggests: July 28 Brown Bag Seminar at SWRCB – Microplastic Contamination in San Francisco BayDr. Rebecca Sutton will hold a seminar where she will discuss the problems with small plastic particles contaminating the San Francisco Bay. The seminar will be held at the Cal EPA Building in Sacramento and is sponsored by the State Water Resources Control Board.  For more information, please click here.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
3

The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016 is a collection of peer-reviewed articles that summarize the current scientific understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The articles were published in the July, October, and December 2016 issues of the San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science (SFEWS) online journal. This seminar series hosted several SBDS authors who discussed recent progress and emerging science in their field.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
4

The extinction of a species is a major consideration in balancing water supply and environmental needs. It’s usually regarded as a “yes/no” state. But, its determination can be quite complicated.  Drs. Peter Moyle and Jason Baumsteiger will discuss general aspects of assessing extinction. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
7

California, currently in its fifth year of severe drought, is now identified with large shifts towards persistent dry periods, separated by large storms, and accompanied by record-breaking warm temperatures. Dr. Michael Dettinger will present his analysis of the multi-year deficits that have accumulated during this drought thereby assessing its collective effects and identifying which resources have recovered and which have not.This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
5

Nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and ammonium, can be beneficial, or detrimental, to water systems, depending on the type and levels of accumulation. In the right amount, nutrients can promote healthy plant and animal growth. However, too many nutrients can cause water quality concerns and negatively alter the food web. Dr. Cliff Dahm’s career has focused on nutrient biogeochemistry in aquatic ecosystems. In this Brown Bag Seminar he will weave some insights from past research in other aquatic ecosystems with the nutrient studies that are ongoing in the Delta. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
25

Studying change informs us on how to more effectively restore landscapes and ecological functions. Dr. Grenier will discuss the transformation of the Delta, focusing on those aspects that support healthy ecologies. She will draw from her recent report The Delta as Changing Landscapes, included in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016, and from the Delta Landscapes project (SFEI), which examines how Delta ecosystems functioned from the 1800s to present day – and how they might function in a renewed Delta of the future. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
6

Restoration efforts that benefit native ecosystems in the Delta require an in-depth understanding of food webs. Dr. Brown will discuss these issues while reviewing the current understanding of food webs in the Delta. He will draw from his recent report that is included in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar

2015 Meetings
Jan
12

This presentation will demonstrate how a framework that emphasizes common assessment and reporting methods can support multiple objectives across the Delta landscape.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
2

This presentation will introduce conceptual design proposals for specific Delta landscapes and infrastructures that may begin to address challenges and needs in the Delta in response to large-scale habitat restoration. For more information, click here.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
19

This presentation proposes a new approach for characterizing the Low Salinity Zone area that is more consistent with historic Delta smelt distribution and the X2-abundance relationship.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
3

The Council’s Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture (CABA) will present a public day-long seminar at UC Davis entitled Sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watershed.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
25

A series of Brown Bag seminars will be presented in March by candidates for the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program Lead Scientist position. 

Science Program Seminar
Aug
13

Dr. Joy Zedler will discuss research that utilized adaptive management and restoration to improve habitat for endangered species in San Diego Bay and salt marsh ecosystems in the Tijuana Estuary.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
9

This presentation, part of the “Delta Narratives” project, will discuss the changing vision of the Delta in the minds of its inhabitants and neighbors from 1800 to the present and also describe settlement patterns in the Delta post—1850

Science Program Seminar
Dec
7

Dr. Gregg Camfield will explore how historical literature may have affected the perception of the Delta as a vibrant community, setting the stage for what he believes is a region that is both an undiscovered jewel and culturally inconspicuous. This seminar is part of the “Delta Narratives” project.

Science Program Seminar

2014 Meetings
Jan
10

This presentation on potential long-term viability of Delta splittail populations provides essential support to understand landscape-scale restoration and conservation approaches. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
21

Research will be presented on investigating how altered dam operations at Shasta Lake - i.e. the timing and quantity of water releases - could reduce impacts to downstream aquatic ecosystems. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
14

Observatory research will be presented that provides detailed accounting of local water storage and fluxes - information necessary to develop effective future water management plans. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
18

The Council’s Delta Science Program and UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture will host a science seminar at UC Davis on food web dynamics. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
17

The Council’s Science Program’s 5-part joint brown bag seminar series will explore aspects of the Delta carbon cycle beginning March 17. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Apr
4

This second seminar in the carbon series will present opportunities for applying new science to restoring wetlands and storing carbon in the San Francisco Estuary. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
17

The Council’s Science Program’s 5-part joint brown bag seminar series will explore aspects of the Delta carbon cycle beginning March 17. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Apr
14

Information about remote sensing techniques used to quantify productivity and potential carbon storage in Delta wetlands will be presented. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
17

The Council’s Science Program’s 5-part joint brown bag seminar series will explore aspects of the Delta carbon cycle beginning March 17. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
17

The Council’s Science Program’s 5-part joint brown bag seminar series will explore aspects of the Delta carbon cycle beginning March 17. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Apr
21

This seminar will discuss key factors associated with rice production in the Delta - a possible option to help mitigate subsidence by decreasing peat oxidation rates. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
17

The Council’s Science Program’s 5-part joint brown bag seminar series will explore aspects of the Delta carbon cycle beginning March 17. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Apr
29

This seminar in Sacramento will discuss the role of different land uses on site carbon balance and explore potential tradeoffs associated with land use change in the Delta. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
May
12

May 12 - Delta Science Program - UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) Science Synthesis Seminar: Emerging techniques to quantify the effects of environmental change in Bay-Delta organisms

Science Program Seminar
May
19

This seminar in Sacramento will present research that estimates levee failure risk and implications to the interconnected risks to infrastructure in the Delta. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
5

This summit will focus on the Delta Science Plan’s objective to build on existing and emerging data management and exchange systems to enhance information synthesis. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
23

This Sacramento seminar will describe the proposed Delta Restoration Hub which will provide the coordination and integration needed to implement restoration projects. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
1

This seminar in Sacramento will present collaborative research to identify more sustainable urban water use, reuse and management solutions. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
7

This seminar in Sacramento will present research on the ongoing process-based restoration effort at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
31

Delta ISB member Brian Atwater will discuss earthquake subduction zones around the Pacific Ocean and their connection to tidal marshes. Click here for more information.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
25

This seminar will examine the meteorology and hydrology of the past three water years and place current conditions within the context of longer historical climate records. Please click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
8

This seminar will describe what needs to be measured at a site to support the development of Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs). Please click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
22

This seminar will review the advantages and disadvantages of existing and new desalination technologies and offer a summary of proposed seawater desalination projects in California. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
13

This presentation will cover the California Water Quality Monitoring Council’s ongoing efforts to increase collaboration through theme-specific interagency workgroups. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
24

This seminar will describe recent research investigating the use of several remote sensing techniques to understand the effects of drought across the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. Please click here for more information.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
9

A science seminar will be held at UC Davis Dec. 9 discussing how farming and floods might be reconciled with fish and fowl. For more information on this free, public seminar, please click here.

Science Program Seminar

2013 Meetings
Jan
18

The Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) are presenting a seminar on the science of natural functional flows to the Delta featuring keynote speaker Professor Geoffrey Petts, Vice Chancellor of University of Westminster, U.K.

The seminar is being convened by Lead Scientist Dr. Peter Goodwin and Chris Enright of the Delta Science Program.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
30

The Delta Science Program in conjunction with the Ecosystem Restoration Program and Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program will present a joint seminar on Delta historical ecology and landscape restoration. Click here for information.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
5

The Delta Science Program in conjunction with the Ecosystem Restoration Program and Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program will host a joint seminar featuring Erwin Van Nieuwenhuyse, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, speaking on “Unifying Aquatic Science for Adaptive Management of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta”. This talk will describe a simple, unifying conceptual model for flowing water systems.. Click here for information.

 

Science Program Seminar
Apr
29

April 29 Brown Bag Presentation by Sam Veloz, Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO) Conservation Science on Prioritizing Tidal Marsh Conservation and Restoration Efforts in the Face of High Uncertainty due to Future Environmental Change

Science Program Seminar
May
13

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will present a noontime seminar May 13 at the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 “I” St., Sacramento, on how spring-fed streams sustain cold-water species such as salmon.

 

Science Program Seminar
Jun
10

The Delta Science Program, the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture (CABA) and the California Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will host a seminar and workshop June 10 at UC Davis on the science of ecological linkages between tidal marshes and fish in the Delta.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
17

Dr. Ryan Luster from The Nature Conservancy will present a brown bag seminar June 17, on the Ecological Flows Tool (EFT) for the Delta and Sacramento River. Click here for additional information.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
10

July 10 Brown Bag Presentation by Scott Brandenberg and Jonathan Stewart of the University of California, Los Angeles, on levee seismic performance in Japan and California

Science Program Seminar
Jul
17

July 17 Brown Bag on The Severn Barrage: Europe’s Largest Proposed Marine Renewable Energy Project

Science Program Seminar
Jul
29

July 29 Brown Bag – Water Property Rights and Markets in the Australian Murray-Darling Basin

Science Program Seminar
Aug
19

The Delta Science Program Joint Brown Bag Series will Present an August 19 Brown Bag Seminar by Thomas Keegan and Emily Tozzi from ECORP Consulting on Native Fish Utilization and Residency within Restored Tidal Marsh Habitat in North and South San Francisco Bay

Science Program Seminar
Sep
24

How do you get thousands of gamers to do lab work? This seminar shows how gamers will help develop the next generation of neuroscience software. Click here for details.  

Science Program Seminar
Oct
7

This event has been cancelled. Due to the recent government shutdown, Lisa Lucas will be unable to make this presentation. This seminar will be rescheduled for a later date.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
13

Nov. 13 Brown Bag presentation on Flow, Sediment, and Water Quality Monitoring in the Delta by Jon Burau, Brian Bergamaschi, and Dave Schoellhamer from U.S. Geological Survey

Science Program Seminar
Nov
18

The 2014 Science Update to the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals which synthesizes current scientific knowledge regarding climate change impacts on the Baylands will be discussed. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
9

This noontime presentation will identify the geomorphic context for the present-day Sacramento Valley Flood Control Project and discuss how key events, such as hydraulic mining and major floods, guided early flood managers to develop today’s flood control system. Click here for more info.

Science Program Seminar
Dec
18

This presentation on the process of stream restoration at Mono Lake shows a successful model of adaptive management that could provide lessons for large-scale restoration projects in the Delta. Click here for details.

Science Program Seminar

2012 Meetings
May
9

This presentation by Drs. Holley and Sinclair will explore two key areas that are vital to water reform. These are (1) improving the effectiveness of traditional water regulation, and (2) designing new collaborative governance mechanisms to supplement conventional approaches.

Science Program Seminar
May
22

The UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) in conjunction with the Delta Science Program will hold a symposium on May 22 on estuarine ecology of juvenile salmonids in the San Francisco Bay estuary

Science Program Seminar
May
23

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will host a seminar presenting two case studies from the Natural Capital Project including several models that enable decision-makers to assess and identify areas for investments in ecosystem services.

Science Program Seminar
Jun
13

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will host a noontime talk June 13 by Dr. Nigel Wright on flood resilience, a flood response concept that minimizes adverse effects by accounting for varying levels of vulnerability while providing multiple benefits.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
27

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will host a noontime talk August 27 by Dr. James Ball on 'Accommodating Climate Change into Flood Estimation Practice: Hydro-informatics and the Australian Method'

Science Program Seminar
Sep
18

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series will host a noontime talk September 18th by Dr. David Krabbenhoft on mercury and methyl-mercury production and bioaccumulation at Everglades, Great Lakes and Bay-Delta large scale habitat restoration efforts.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
22

The effects of climate change (i.e., prediction of sea level rise) are presenting a new reality in the approach to flood protection in the Netherlands. Professor Arthur Mynett of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education will discuss the Netherlands Delta Committee’s vision for long-term protection of the Dutch coast as well as implementation of adaptive management options. .

Science Program Seminar
Oct
30

The Delta Science Program and the Ecosystem Restoration Program Joint Brown Bag Seminar Series will present a talk on a conceptual framework for large floodplain rivers that integrates fluid dynamics, channel morphology, biogeochemical cycling and important elements of river ecology.

Science Program Seminar
Oct
31

2012 Long-term Operations Opinions Annual Review

Science Program Seminar
Dec
18

The Delta Science Program and the Ecosystem Restoration Program Joint Brown Bag Seminar Series will present a talk on the system-wide changes that have occurred in the Delta and Sacramento Valley since 2006, uses and limitations of the unimpaired flow index developed by the Department of Water Resources, and models used to evaluate historic and future changes to system operating criteria.
 

Science Program Seminar

2011 Meetings
May
16

 

Seminar on Watershed Water Quality Model Set for May 16

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series in conjunction with the California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network will present a noontime seminar Monday, May 16 at 1001 “I” St. (Cal-EPA Building) on a new watershed model that predicts long-term values of water quality through the use of in-stream measurements. Click here for more information.

Science Program Seminar
May
23

The Delta Science Program is co-sponsoring a seminar on Suisun Marsh in the 21st Century beginning at 9 a.m. Monday May 23, presented by The Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) at the University of California, Davis.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
28

The Delta Science Program Brown Bag series will offer a seminar by Noble Hendrix and Robert Lessard on life cycle models for winter-run and Butte Creek spring-run Chinook in the Central Valley.

Objectives of the models are to incorporate mortality in all phases of the life cycle, estimate size and composition of populations, evaluate predictors that may explain changes in population and incorporate uncertainty in the estimation procedure by using a Bayesian framework.

Science Program Seminar

2010 Meetings
Jun
16

Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents Floating Islands, composed of spun, recycled polyester plastic or of natural fibers, can potentially be used to address several of the key problems of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Potential functions of artificial floating islands include providing....

Science Program Seminar
Jul
27

Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents The California Fish Tracking Consortium: Present Successes and Future Plans

Science Program Seminar
Sep
8

Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents The Effect of Wind Waves and Rainfall on Intertidal Zone Material Cycling

Science Program Seminar

2009 Meetings
Sep
9

Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents From Beef to Reef: Challenges and Triumphs in Developing Sediment Budgets in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments

Science Program Seminar
Nov
10

Delta Science Program Brown Bag Series Presents Painted Chromosomes and Sex Probes: Using genetic markers to identify gender of California Chinook salmon

Science Program Seminar

2018 Meetings
Mar
14
Science Program Workshop
Apr
6
Science Program Workshop

2017 Meetings
Apr
10
Science Program Workshop
Oct
30

Beginning in 2019, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant will undergo $1.6 billion in upgrades designed to dramatically reduce total nitrogen levels and alter the forms of nitrogen in the Sacramento River. To understand what effects these changes will have on the Delta ecosystem, a baseline needs to be established. Operation Baseline is a set of innovative pilot studies funded by the Delta Stewardship Council to fulfil this need. The studies will assess the current state of nutrients, aquatic vegetation, and the food web in areas that will be affected by the wastewater treatment plant. These studies lay the groundwork to enable comparisons between present and future conditions.

Science Program Workshop

2016 Meetings
Jan
26

The Council's Delta Science Program is hosting this workshop on the latest in Delta mercury science in accordance with its mission to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making, and to further the achievement of the State mandated coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and restoring the Delta ecosystem in a manner that protects and enhances the unique values of the Delta as an evolving place. For more info, please click here.

Science Program Workshop
Jun
2

The Council's Delta Science Program is hosting this workshop on the latest in Delta mercury science in accordance with its mission to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making, and to further the achievement of the State mandated coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and restoring the Delta ecosystem in a manner that protects and enhances the unique values of the Delta as an evolving place. For more info, please click here.
 

Science Program Workshop
Jul
11

The first morning of a two-day workshop will provide general and technical overviews of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Sacramento River Temperature Model used to develop temperature operations plans on the Sacramento River. To learn more, please click here.

Science Program Workshop
Oct
26

2015 Meetings
Mar
16

The Council’s Delta Science Program will hold a public workshop in Sacramento to explore the risks and challenges facing the Bay-Delta system. Click here for more information.

Science Program Workshop

2014 Meetings
Feb
10

The Council’s Science Program will hold a workshop in Sacramento to inform the State Water Board’s upcoming decisions on Delta outflow objectives. Click here for details.

Science Program Workshop
Apr
16

The Delta Science Program has posted an independent review panel report on interior Delta flows and related stressors to help inform the State Water Board’s updates to the Bay-Delta Plan. Click here to read.

Science Program Workshop
Apr
16

The Delta Science Program has posted an independent review panel report on interior Delta flows and related stressors to help inform the State Water Board’s updates to the Bay-Delta Plan. Click here to read.

Science Program Workshop
May
6

Save the date and share in developing the Draft Interim Science Action Agenda called for in the Delta Science Plan. Click here for details.

Science Program Workshop

2013 Meetings
Jul
22

The Delta Stewardship Council/Delta Science Program, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service conducted a fish predation workshop on Central Valley salmonids on July 22 and 23, 2013, at the UC Davis Conference Center.

Science Program Workshop

2011 Meetings
Apr
13

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the implementing agencies of the 2009 Biological Opinion (NMFS Opinion) on the Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project are interested in improving their understanding of existing salmon life cycle models and related models for steelhead. Specifically, they are interested in learning how these models can best be integrated into a decision-making framework for adapting water operations and prescribed actions for individual and multiple species. At the request of NMFS, the Delta Science Program will host a public workshop on integrated life cycle models. The workshop will focus primarily on salmonid life cycle models, however, the panel will consider how these models could be used or integrated to evaluate the effects of water operations on other species.

Science Program Workshop

2010 Meetings
Jan
13

The purpose of the workshop is to achieve a common understanding of the management tools available for implementing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) biological opinion on the Coordinated Operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project (December 15, 2008), and National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) biological opinion on the Long-Term Central Valley Project and State Water Project Operations Criteria and Plan (June 4, 2009).

Science Program Workshop
Nov
8

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration\'s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have each issued Biological Opinions on long-term operations of the Central Valley Project...

Science Program Workshop
Nov
8

At the request of NMFS, USBR and USFWS, the Delta Science Program has assembled an independent review panel consisting of national experts who will review OCAP technical team reports and documents prior to the meeting, participate in discussions with the proponents, provide an independent review of the effectiveness of the implementation of the OCAP RPA actions, and make scientific recommendations for improving effectiveness and measurements of effectiveness.

Science Program Workshop

2009 Meetings
Mar
10

The purpose of the workshop was to provide a venue for open discussion among interested parties to identify data and science gaps and develop a scientific research framework to determine the role of ammonium and ammonia within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and Suisun Bay (Bay) ecosystem. This research framework is scientifically sound, was developed in an open forum, and thoroughly reviewed.

Science Program Workshop
Nov
18

The purpose of this two-day workshop is to provide information and guidance for large- scale ecosystem restoration planning efforts in the North Delta and Suisun Marsh by soliciting input from a panel of outside experts familiar with large-scale river floodplain and estuarine restoration elsewhere within the United States.

Science Program Workshop

An independent review panel has posted its report on Delta outflows and related stressors to help inform the State Water Board’s updates to the Bay-Delta Plan. Click here to read.

Science Program Workshop

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have each issued Biological Opinions on long-term operations of the Central Valley Project...

Science Program Workshop

2018 Meetings
Jan
4

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar
Jan
5

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar

2017 Meetings
Jan
12

Over the past decade considerable advances have occurred in the understanding of flow dynamics and how water-quality elements move within the Bay-Delta. Dr. Schoellhamer will discuss these advances focusing on five specific topics. His recent report on this issue will be included in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
15

Dr. Paytan’s primary research interests include biogeochemistry, chemical oceanography, and paleoceanography. The goal of her research is to use chemical and isotopic records
to study present and past biogeochemical processes.This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
20

Dr. Callaway’s expertise is in wetland restoration, specifically wetland plant ecology and sediment dynamics. His recent research projects focus on the development of restored wetlands, including evaluations of the importance of plant species diversity and the role of physical heterogeneity in the development of ecosystem functions.This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
21

Dr. Cooper’s research interests include sunlight-mediated photochemical reactions in natural waters and free radical chemistry of aqueous solutions. Recently, he has been involved in the application of ozonation for ballast water. This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the work of candidates for the Delta Lead Scientist position.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
10

Establishing environmental flow targets to protect aquatic communities is a priority for numerous programs in California including in the Delta. Dr. Sarah Yarnell will discuss her recent work using a functional-flows approach to develop statewide environmental flow recommendations. The approach allows for the rapid development of flow regimes that consider ecosystem and human needs and can be applied in an adaptive management framework, allowing for changing conditions and needs.

Science Program Seminar
Jul
12

Dr. Eric Stein will  present work from Southern California involving development of regional flow targets to protect stream health using benthic (bottom-dwelling) macroinvertebrates as indicators. Stream flow targets were determined using the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) framework. This method can be applied state-wide, including in the Bay-Delta watershed.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
15

Dr. Jim Peterson will discuss how research, management, and monitoring are often portrayed as distinct endeavors, but are actually complementary, not competitive. The seminar will cover the basics of structured decision making, the use of integrated models, and a case study illustrating how the allocation of water effects the conservation of listed amphibian species.

Science Program Seminar
Aug
18

Dr. Carson Jeffres will discuss how, historically, fish utilized habitats in the Central Valley.  However, due to development, their life histories are now disconnected from  the habitat that is currently available. Dr. Jeffres will illustrate how restoration of these connections can reconcile fish with their habitat.

Science Program Seminar
Sep
5

Abandoned derelict vessels (ADVs) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta impede navigation, interfere with boating traffic, and leak toxic chemicals into waterways. Annie Daly, who worked with the Delta Protection Commission and CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, will present her research that examined aerial and on-water survey data, costs for vessel removal, and how other states handle ADVs. This information will help managers anticipate the resources needed to address the problem.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
7

Ryan Reeves, P.E. and Dave Smith, Ph.D. will discuss progress made on the Evaluating Likely Animal Movement (ELAM) model and results from work being done at Georgiana Slough. They will cover how the model is being integrated with fish guidance projects in the Delta and a strategy for future fish guidance projects. Fish guidance systems are intended to direct fish through waterways that provide the best probability for fish survival.

Science Program Seminar
Nov
17

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.

Science Program Seminar

2016 Meetings
Jan
11

Dr. Laura Valoppi will summarize the results of some key studies in an Adaptive Management Plan focused on the South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, and how managers revised management actions and restoration designs of the project in response to scientific research.

Science Program Seminar
Feb
17

Dr. Peter Baye will examine how more comprehensive conceptual models of wetland succession enable researchers to anticipate changes in restored marshes while guiding more efficient, focused, and meaningful monitoring and restoration design thereby furthering the achievement of the State’s coequal goal of a restored Delta ecosystem.

Science Program Seminar
Mar
15