The Delta Lead Scientist oversees the Delta Science Program and is an employee of the U.S. Geological Survey. The Delta Lead Scientist consults regularly with partner agencies, the Deputy Executive Officer for Science, the Delta Stewardship Council’s Executive Officer, and the Delta Stewardship Council.
Current Delta Lead Scientist
Dr. John Callaway, an internationally recognized expert in wetland restoration, specifically wetland plant ecology and sediment dynamics, was unanimously appointed by the Council as Lead Scientist at the July 2017 meeting. Most recently, Dr. Callaway has served as the director of the Master’s Program in Environmental Management at the University of San Francisco. “I look forward to the continuing efforts of building a collaborative scientific community with its search for common truths on the many critical issues that face the Delta,” Dr. Callaway said. “The development of One Delta, One Science is clearly a project of critical importance to California that is helping set standards of how the best available science can more effectively inform the making of policy.” Read more
Previous Lead Scientists
Dr. Cliff Dahm Dr. Peter Goodwin Dr. Michael Healy Dr. Johnnie Moore Dr. Sam Luoma
2008-2012 & 2012-2015 2007-2008 2004-2006 2000-2003