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 October 16, 2020
-- AGENDA --

Monday, October 26, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 12, 2020, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, the Delta Stewardship Council will continue to provide opportunities for remote participation by Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) members, staff, and the public with prudent measures to reduce community transmission of COVID-19.

The meeting’s proceedings will be conducted entirely remotely. There will not be a public access location. Members of the public may observe the meeting via webcast. To view the webcast, click the link (, select DPIIC meeting from the list under "Next Live State Meetings," and press play to watch the webcast. Upon entering the webcast, you should hear the audio out of your computer and see any presentations on your screen. For best results, please use Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox to view the webcast.

For any member of the public interested in providing comments on an agenda item or listening to the meeting via a phone line, please email [email protected] or call (916) 798-9817, and provide your name, organization (if applicable), and the agenda item you wish to comment on. The Meeting Clerk will then provide the link and/or call-in information to join the meeting directly. Please mute your audio or phone upon call-in, until prompted by the chair to provide your comment. Members of the public who do not wish to join the meeting remotely or call-in can also provide their comment for the Meeting Clerk to read to the Committee during the agenda item.

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues with the webcast, please contact the Council at [email protected]

Thank you for your consideration.

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The agenda items may be considered in a different order pursuant to the determination of the chair. Times listed on the agenda are approximate. At the discretion of the chair, all items appearing on this agenda, whether or not expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action.
 1. Welcome and Introductions
Committee members will have the opportunity to share critical updates with other DPIIC members and to comment on the summary of the July 13, 2020 DPIIC meeting.
  2. Developing a Bold Strategy for Forward-looking Science in the Face of Rapid Environmental Change
The Science Needs Assessment Workshop—one of the three priority actions DPIIC endorsed at its November 2019 meeting to achieve ongoing, consistent, and reliable science funding—occurred October 5-6. The Chair of the Delta Independent Science Board Steve Brandt and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Michael Chotkowski will present outcomes of the workshop and next steps.
    Committee Discussion: 1) For DPIIC members who attended, what were your main take-aways? 2) For all DPIIC members, how can the science needs assessment be more useable for policymakers?
   Committee Discussion: How can DPIIC agencies build on these efforts and boost ecosystem-based management in the Delta watershed?
  3. Creating a Climate Resilient Future
   As California continues to experience climate change through hotter temperatures, more severe wildfires, and prolonged droughts, regional adaptation rooted in science is more critical than ever. In response, the Delta Stewardship Council (Council) launched Delta Adapts, a two-phase effort to develop a comprehensive approach to climate resilience in the Delta. Similarly, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Bay Adapt effort is underway to establish regional agreement on the actions necessary to protect the people and the natural and built environment from rising sea levels in the Bay, and Governor Newsom recently signed the NatureBased Solutions Executive Order (N-82-20) to boost climate resilience. Jeff Henderson and Harriet Ross from the Council will preview initial findings from Delta Adapts; Jessica Fain from BCDC will discuss Bay Adapts; and Amanda Hansen from the California Natural Resources Agency will update committee members on Governor Newsom’s high priority efforts around climate change.
    Committee Discussion: 1) How will the potential impacts identified in the Delta Adapts assessment affect DPIIC agencies’ ability to accomplish their missions? 2) What efforts are already happening that could be expanded or integrated for increased Delta, Bay, and statewide resilience?
  4. Closing Remarks and Committee Business
   Committee members may discuss committee business and potential highlights of the next meeting.
  5.Public Comment
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