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 October 25, 2019

-- AGENDA --

Monday, November 4, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 pm Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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 15, 2019 DPIIC meeting.
  2. Aligning Objectives Toward a Resilient Water Future for California
Multiple state and federal efforts are moving forward that will have large-scale effects on the Delta and its watershed, including the Water Resilience Portfolio, the update to the Bay-Delta Plan, Voluntary Agreements, and revised Biological Opinions. We’ll explore how these inter-connected efforts will affect implementation of the Delta Plan and how the DPIIC agencies can best collaborate across these efforts.
    Committee Discussion: 1) What objectives do these efforts share? 2) How can DPIIC help to break down silos and maximize coordination amongst agencies given the seinter-related processes? 3) How can we leverage each of these efforts while implementing the Delta Plan?
  3. Actions to Achieve Ongoing, Consistent, and Reliable Science Funding
   During its April 2019 meeting, DPIIC endorsed the recommendations in Funding Science to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges. This included continuing the Delta Science Funding and Governance Initiative Work group to identify actions to implement the recommendations. Initiative participants will present these actions and ask DPIIC to endorse next steps that will strengthen and support Delta science. Delta Stewardship Council Vice Chair, Randy Fiorini will moderate the panel.
    Mario ManzoU.S. Bureau of Reclamation
    Michael GeorgeDelta Watermaster, State Water Resources Control Board
    Jay LundDelta Independent Science Board and University of California, Davis
    Committee Discussion: Do the proposed actions reflect your agency’s priorities?
    Committee Action: The Committee will be asked to endorse the Delta Science Funding and Governance Initiative Implementation Report and to actively engage in the priority actions identified in the report to effectively use current funding, link science efforts to policy and decision-making, and to identify forward- looking science
  4. Lightning Updates
   Committee members will hear lightning updates on progress of DPIIC-endorsed and Delta-wide initiatives: subsidence reversal, structured decision-making, integrated modeling, the Social Science Task Force, and the ecological effects on the Delta of the 2015 emergency drought barrier. Committee members will also hear how the Delta Plan performance measures relate to the Water Resilience Portfolio and Voluntary Agreements. Delta Stewardship Council Deputy Director for Science Louise Conrad will moderate the panel.
    Campbell IngramDelta Conservancy
    Josh IsraelU.S. Bureau of Reclamation
    Ben GeskeDelta Science Program
    Rachael KlopfensteinDelta Science Program
    Karen KayfetzDelta Science Program
    Jeff HendersonDelta Stewardship Council
  5. Closing Remarks and Committee Business
   Committee members may discuss committee business and potential highlights of the next meeting.
  6.Public Comment
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