|Curtailment of Delta ISB Activities||
As discussed at recent Delta ISB meetings, the current appointment structure of Delta ISB members necessitates greatly curtailing the agenda and activities of the Delta ISB to a much lower level. Substantial delays in many of the Delta ISB’s anticipated and legislatively mandated reviews, products, and activities are expected. The Delta ISB is committed to supporting science for the Delta's problems and problem-solving, and looks forward to returning to its high level of productivity as soon as the State fully resolves this issue.
The Delta ISB will meet regarding its current reviews and efforts. At the meeting, the Delta Stewardship Council staff will present preliminary findings from “Delta Adapts: Creating a Climate Resilient Future,” which is the first-ever climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy conducted for the Delta and Suisun Marsh. Afterwards, the Delta ISB will discuss the current status of the Science Needs Assessment and the water supply reliability review. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take potential action on next steps for the Science Needs Assessment.
This section describes the highlights. For more information about the meeting, refer to the agenda below
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 expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action.
|~ 10:00 AM: Meeting Starts|
|1.|| Welcome and Declarations|
|2.|| Delta ISB Chair Report and Business Matters|
|3.|| Delta Stewardship Council Chair and Executive Officer Report|
|4.|| Presentation: Delta Adapts Draft Vulnerability Assessment|
The Delta Stewardship Council staff will present preliminary findings from Delta Adapts: Creating a Climate Resilient Future, which is the first-ever climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy conducted for the Delta and Suisun Marsh
|5.|| Delta Lead Scientist Report|
|6.|| Discussion and Potential Action: Science Needs Assessment (Action Item)|
Based on the recommendations from the Delta ISB and the endorsement of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC), a long-term Science Needs Assessment is being developed, as part of the Delta Science Funding and Governance Initiative. The Science Needs Assessment will identify key science efforts to provide long-term management insights in the context of rapid environmental change and recommendations for organizing the science enterprise to better address complex and changing problems. At the meeting, Dr. Steve Brandt and Dr. Jay Lund of the Delta ISB will provide an update on the development of the Science Needs Assessment, including the draft recommendations. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take potential action on next steps, including whether to submit draft recommendations to DPIIC for its feedback and discussion.
|7.|| Discussion: Water Supply Reliability Review|
The Delta ISB is undertaking a review of the scientific efforts and methods by various programs to estimate and evaluate water supply reliability. At the meeting, the Delta ISB will discuss the draft outline of the report. For more information on the scope of the review, please refer to the Delta ISB’s water supply reliability review prospectus.
|8.|| Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings|
|9.|| Review of Items for Follow-up|
Staff will provide a summary of any follow-up items for individual members to address after the meeting.
|10.|| Public Comments|
The Delta ISB will take public comments on topics within its jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.
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|~ 12:00 PM: Meeting Adjourned|
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| ||If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Yu at 916-445-0637 or Edmund.Yu@deltacouncil.ca.gov.|
| ||If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Delta Stewardship Council’s Human Resources Office at (916) 445-5511, TDD (800) 735-2929.|
| ||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).|
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