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Science Communication

The Delta Science Program recognizes that communication is essential to building the Delta science community and delivering pertinent information to scientists, decision-makers, the public, and other stakeholders. Effective science communication transforms information into knowledge, and knowledge into action. The Delta Science Program communicates science to a wide range of audiences through hosting events, supporting various publications, and generating outreach materials.



The Delta Science Program organizes and sponsors conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops, reviews, interagency forums, and other events. View our upcoming and past events on the Science Events Calendar.


Bay-Delta Science Conference

Brown Bag Seminars


Bay-Delta Science Conference Symposia

A Biennial forum for presenting science results relevant to the Delta. The next conference will occur in the Fall of 2020.

Brown Bag Seminars are lunchtime talks that increase knowledge among Delta scientists and stakeholders. They are free and open to the public.

1-2 day long symposia increase knowledge among Delta stakeholders. They are often in partnership with CMSI and are free to the public. Many produce synthesis documents.




Interagency Forums

Workshops Reviews Interagency Forums

Workshops unite scientists, managers, and other stakeholders towards unified goals. Workshops are also used to inform science synthesis efforts.

Reviews bring together independent scientific experts to ensure credible and legitimate science is available to decision-makers.

Interagency forums facilitate collaboration on science and management efforts. Examples include the Collaborative Adaptive Management Team, the DPIIC, and the IEP Work Teams.




San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is an open access, peer-reviewed, academic journal that publishes research about the science and resource management of San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and the upstream watersheds.The journal is funded by the Delta Stewardship Council, with support from the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment and the eScholarship Publishing group


The Delta Stewardship Council is a core funder of Estuary News. This quarterly publication has been in operation for over 25 years and reports on a wide range of Delta and San Francisco Estuary watershed news. It is available in print and open access online.


Maven’s Notebook is an independent website that covers California water news. It features orignal news as well as curated content. It focuses on the major water planning processes currently underway in California as well as the latest developments in Delta science. The Delta Stewardship Council provides funding for Maven’s Notebook.


Science News was a newsletter that covered Delta science. It was published under the CALFED Science Program, the predecessor of the Delta Science Program, from 2007 to 2008 and was continued by the Delta Science Program until 2013.


Outreach Materials

To learn more about some of our ongoing activities, click on the fact sheets below:

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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)