|1.|| Welcome and Introductions|
Committee members will have the opportunity to share relevant updates with other Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) members and to comment on the summary of the July 12, 2021 DPIIC meeting
|2.|| Ecosystem-based Management during Drought|
Moderated by State Water Resources Control Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel, this panel will explore how DPIIC agencies can move toward risk-based management and planning for the long-term health of the Delta ecosystem.
| ||Panelists:Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of InteriorChuck Bonham, Director, California Department of Fish and WildlifeMaurice Hall, Vice President-Ecosystems and Water, Environmental Defense Fund|
| ||Committee Discussion: What are we doing well? Where do we need to improve? What can we do to incorporate ecosystem-based management practices to better manage risk?|
Committee Action: The Committee will consider recommending actions DPIIC members could take to improve or accelerate ecosystem-based management of the Delta watershed.
|3.|| Delta Restoration: Formation of the DPIIC Restoration Subcommittee|
| ||The Delta Plan Chapter 4 Amendment recommends the creation of a DPIIC Restoration Subcommittee to support implementation of the broad, landscape scale changes necessary to restore ecosystem functions in the Delta and Suisun Marsh. Delta Conservancy Executive Officer Campbell Ingram and Delta Stewardship Council Deputy Executive Officer for Planning Jeff Henderson will present initial planning related to formation of a restoration subcommittee.|
| ||Committee Discussion: How can this subcommittee add value to your organization and collective efforts to reduce barriers to restoration?|
Committee Action: The Committee will be asked to commit key staff to a series of initial meetings beginning first quarter 2022.
|4.|| Delta Science: Science Action Agenda|
| ||The Delta Science Program is currently updating the Science Action Agenda (SAA). The SAA is a four-year science agenda for the Delta that prioritizes and aligns science actions to inform management decisions, fills gaps in knowledge, promotes collaborative science, builds the science infrastructure, and achieves the objectives of the Delta Science Plan. Senior Environmental Scientist Rachael Klopfenstein will present the updated draft science actions and request that agencies submit comments through the public review process.|
|5.|| Closing Remarks and Committee Business|
| ||To guide creation of DPIIC meeting agendas for 2022, Committee members may propose themes or topics for the 2022 DPIIC meetings.|
|6.|| Public Comment|
- Additional information regarding the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee can be found on the Delta Stewardship Council’s at www.deltacouncil.ca.gov.
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