980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
December 22, 2017
– MEETING NOTICE –
DELTA INDEPENDENT SCIENCE BOARD MEETING
Thursday, January 4, 2018 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST
Friday, January 5, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814
2406 Lalor Road, Oregon, WI 53575
The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will
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
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.
"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
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER PURSUANT TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE DELTA ISB CHAIR. TIMES LISTED ON THE AGENDA ARE APPROXIMATE ONLY. AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DELTA ISB, ALL ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, WHETHER OR NOT EXPRESSLY LISTED FOR ACTION, MAY BE DELIBERATED UPON AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO ACTION.
January 4, 2018: 1:30 pm. – 5:00 p.m. PST
1. Welcome and Declarations
A.Brown Bag Seminar: IEP Management Science: Theory, Practice, Future by Dr. Steve Culberson (IEP Lead Scientist)
Panelists include Dr. Culberson, Mr. Gregg Erickson (California Department of Fish and Wildlife), Ms. Kaylee Allen (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service),
Dr. Ted Sommer (California Department of Water Resources [DWR]), Dr. Larry Brown (U.S. Geological Survey), and Dr. Wim Kimmerer (San Francisco State University).
2. Public Comments
January 5, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
4.Delta ISB Chair’s Report and Business Matters
5.Delta Lead Scientist Report
6.Council Chair and Executive Officer Report
7.Updates on Prospectus Planning for Upcoming Reviews
b)Water Supply Reliability
8.Discussion: Water Quality Review
9.Status of Summary Sheets for Completed Reviews
10.Plan Field Tours for 2018
11:35 a.m. ~25 Minute Break
The Delta ISB will be listening to the brown bag seminar over lunch at 12:00 p.m. The public should bring their lunch, or use this break to purchase lunch.
Delta Monitoring Enterprise Brown Bag Series (Starts at 12:00 p.m.)
A.Brown Bag Seminar: Considerations from the California Water Quality Monitoring Council by Ms. Karen Larsen (SWRCB)
B.Panel Discussion: Water Quality Monitoring
Panelists include Ms. Karen Larsen (SWRCB), Mr. Greg Gearheart (SWRCB), Dr. Kris Jones (DWR), Ms. Lori Webber (SWRCB), Mr. Adam Laputz (Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board), Ms. Laura Valoppi (State and Federal Contractors Water Agency [SFCWA]), and Dr. Valerie Connor (Retired, formerly SWRCB, SFCWA).
3:15 p.m. ~ 15 Minute Break
11.Status of the Delta Monitoring Enterprise Review
12.Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings
13.Review of Items for
∙Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta ISB on any agenda items except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such opportunity at an earlier meeting. In addition, comments during the Public Comment period shall be limited to matters within the Delta ISB’s jurisdiction and not on the agenda. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Sections 11125.7).
∙Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Delta ISB website at
http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/delta_science_program/isb/isb_meetings.html to print the background meeting materials. A limited number of copies of these materials will be available at the meeting.
∙If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office, Delta Stewardship Council at (916)
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