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Delta Science Strategy

Led by the Delta Science Program, the Delta Science Strategy is a collaborative effort intended to guide and benefit the broad Delta community. The Delta Science Strategy is a three-part planning, implementation, and reporting strategy made up of the Delta Science Plan, the Science Action Agenda, and the State of Bay-Delta Science. This strategy establishes a foundation for One Delta, One Science - an open Delta science community that works together to build a common body of scientific knowledge.



Delta Science Plan

A shared guidance document intended to strengthen, organize, and communicate science to provide decision-support.


Last update: May 2016

Next update: Early 2019


Fact sheet


Science Action Agenda

A four year science agenda for the Delta that prioritizes and aligns science actions to achieve the objectives of the Delta Science Plan.


Last update: Sept. 2017

Next update: 2022


Fact sheet


State of Bay-Delta Science

A collection of syntheses intended to inform science and policy audiences about the ‘state of the science’ on topics of management concern.


Latest issue: 2016

Next issue: Beginning in 2020


Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)