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980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500 
(916) 445-5511
 July 1, 2019

Delta Independent Science Board Meeting

Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:30p.m. PDT

Meeting Location:

Park Tower
980 Ninth Street
Second Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

Teleconference Locations:

Location 1:
University of Notre Dame
Cushing Hall, Room 311D
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Location 2:
2406 Lalor Road
Oregon, WI 53575
Location 3:
300 NW Armstrong Way
Corvallis, OR 97330

The meeting will be webcast at
Webcast signal may be intermittent due to internet infrastructure at the meeting location.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the events web page
at viewthe meeting materials.
A limited number of copies of these materials will be available at the meeting.
The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet to discuss the status of its current reviews, which will include a discussion on its revised draft review of the Interagency Ecological Program’s ability to provide science to support management of the Delta. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee’s (DPIIC’s) progress with implementing the Delta ISB’s recommendations to improve interagency science, as described in the Delta ISB’s letter to DPIIC on February 11, 2019.

Outside of the usual business matters, the Delta ISB will start brainstorming priorities for its future reviews. To help inform the Delta ISB’s current efforts and priorities in the future, Delta Stewardship Council staff will provide an overview of the Delta Conservation Adaptive Management Action Strategy, and California Energy Commission staff will provide an overview of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment.
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 direction 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.
9:00 a.m.Meeting starts
1. Welcome and Declarations
 2. Delta ISB Chair Report and Business Matters
 3. Council Chair and Executive Officer Report
 4. Update on DPIIC’s Progress on Addressing the Delta ISB’s Recommendations to Improve Interagency Scienceby Jay Lund (Delta ISB Chair Elect)
 5. Update on the Processto Inform Research in the Delta under Rapid Environmental Change by Dick Norgaard (Delta ISB Member)
 6. Delta Lead Scientist Report
 7. Discussion: Draft Reporton the Delta ISB Review of the Interagency Ecological Program
 8. Presentation: Overview of the Delta Conservation Adaptive Management Action Strategy by Karen Kayfetz (Delta Stewardship Council Staff)
12:00 p.m.Lunch break (Reconvene at 1:00 p.m.)
  9. Presentation: Overview of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessmentby Guido Franco (California Energy Commission Staff)
  10. Delta ISB Updates on Reviews
   a. Monitoring Enterprise Review
b. Water Supply Reliability Review
c. Ecosystems Review

  11. Planning Session: Future Delta ISB Reviews
  12. Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings
  13. Review of Items for Follow-up
  14. Public Comments
The Delta ISB will take public comments on topics within its jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.
4:30 p.m.Meeting adjourned
  • If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Yu at 916-445-0637 or

  • 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).

  • If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office, Delta Stewardship Council at (916) 445-5511, TDD (800) 735-2929.