|1.|| Welcome and Introductions|
Committee members will have the opportunity to share relevant updates with other DPIIC members and to comment on the summary of the October 26, 2020 DPIIC meeting.
|2.|| Nature-based Climate Adaptation|
As the Council’s climate change initiative Delta Adapts moves into phase two, and the Newsom Administration begins to implement the Nature-based Solutions Executive Order (N-82-20), DPIIC agencies have an opportunity to leverage and link nature-based climate adaptation actions in the upper watershed and bay to adaptation actions in the Delta. The panel discussion will be moderated by Andrew Schwarz, a senior member of the Council’s Delta Adapts team, and will include a presentation by San Francisco Estuary Partnership’s Resilient Landscapes Director Dr. Letitia Grenier on how the Council-funded Delta Landscapes Scenario Planning Tool can support naturebased adaptation and ecosystem-based water management. California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Science Advisor Dr. Amrith Gunesekara will also present recent CDFA-hosted farmer and rancher listening sessions and River Partners President Julie Rentner will discuss floodplain solutions in the south Delta.
| || ||Committee Discussion: How can Delta Adapts leverage or inform the climate adaptation planning efforts of DPIIC agencies?|
|3.||Delta Science Lightning Updates|
| ||Delta Lead Scientist Dr. Laurel Larsen will discuss her vision as Delta lead scientist and introduce Dr. Jessica Rudnick, the Council and California Sea Grant social science extension specialist. Dr. Rudnick will present her evolving workplan and discuss how she anticipates engaging with DPIIC agencies in her work.|
|4.|| Report Out: Science Needs Assessment|
| ||The Science Needs Assessment (SNA) is one of three priority actions that DPIIC endorsed to achieve ongoing, consistent, and reliable science funding. Delta Independent Science Board members Dr. Steve Brandt and Dr. Jay Lund will present the scientific focus of the SNA and ask DPIIC members to contribute members to an interagency task force to refine final recommendations.|
| || ||Committee Action: Contribute staff to a short-term interagency task force to refine final recommendations for discussion and endorsement at the July 12, 2021 DPIIC meeting.|
|5.|| Closing Remarks and Committee Business (5 min)|
| ||Committee members may discuss committee business and potential highlights of the next meeting, scheduled for July 12, 2021.|
|6.||Public Comment (5 min)|
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