| ||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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