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The Delta Stewardship Council has scheduled a Dec. 20-21, 2018 Public Hearing and Adoption Meeting in West Sacramento to receive public comments on and consider the adoption of findings regarding the appeals of the California WaterFix Certification. You can learn more about the project and appeals here.

In a new blog series, the Delta Stewardship Council explores science governance and how to achieve the goal of "One Delta, One Science."

Nine appeals have been filed in response to DWR's certification of consistency with the Delta Plan For California WaterFix. The Notice of Appeals includes links to each of the nine appeals as well as information about the appeals process.

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Science in Action

The Delta Stewardship Council has filed a Notice of Intent to award a contract for the Monitoring Enterprise Review.

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The Delta Science Program and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with support from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, received 62 applications for the Delta Science Proposal Solicitation. Common applications themes addressed monitoring, data management, and modeling, as well as interactions between stressors, managed species, and communities.

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The mission of the Delta Science Program shall be to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making in the Delta. That mission shall be carried out through funding research, synthesizing and communicating scientific information to policymakers and decision makers, promoting independent scientific peer review, and coordinating with Delta agencies to promote science-based adaptive management. The Delta Science Program shall assist with development and periodic updates of the Delta Plan's adaptive management program. California Water Code Section 85280(b)(4)

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Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)