Science Program Events

Dec
12-12

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.

Nov
14-14

A science panel will review CAMT’s proposed investigations on understanding population effects and factors that affect entrainment of Delta Smelt at the State Water Project and Central Valley Project. Click here for details.

Jan
28-29

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.

Nov
6-7

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.

Oct
31-1

2012 Long-term Operations Opinions Annual Review

Oct
31-31

2012 Long-term Operations Opinions Annual Review

Jul
31-31

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.

 

Nov
8-9

2011 Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) Annual Review

Nov
8-8

2011 Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) Annual Review

Nov
1-2

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

Oct
25-26

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

Jun
13-13

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.

 

Mar
2-2

The Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan (VAMP) is a 12-year experiment/management program originally designed to provide protection for San Joaquin River migrating juvenile Chinook salmon equivalent to the protective measures...

Aug
6-6

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.

Nov
24-24

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.

Nov
19-19
Oct
13-13

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.

Sep
22-22

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.

Sep
8-8

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.

Aug
25-25

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.

Jul
31-31

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.

Jul
7-7

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

Jul
1-1

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

Jun
23-23

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.

Jun
5-6

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.

May
19-19

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.

May
12-12

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

Mar
17-17

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.

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May
6-6

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

Apr
16-16

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.

Apr
16-17

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.

Feb
10-11

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.

Jul
22-22

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.

Apr
13-13

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.

Nov
8-8

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.

Nov
8-8

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...

Jan
13-13

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).

Nov
18-18

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.

Mar
10-10

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.