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Delta Social Science Task Force Kickoff Meeting

The Delta Social Science Task Force is charged with developing a strategic plan to strengthen and integrate social sciences into the science, management, and policy landscape of the Delta. Join us in meeting the Task Force members and hearing from entities in the Delta science community!

January 29, 2019

980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

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Morning Session - 9:30 AM


1. Welcome and background on the Social Science Task Force

2. Meet the Task Force Members

3. Background on social science in the Delta

4. Delta science enterprise presentations


Lunch - 12:00 PM


Afternoon Session - 1:00 PM


5. Delta science enterprise presentations (continued)

6. Social science in the Delta

7. Discussion/Q&A

8. Public comment

9. Closing remarks




PRESENTATIONS – with corresponding recording (hour, minute, second):

1. Welcome and background on the Social Science Task Force – no audio or video


2. Delta ISB’s Review of Research on the Delta as an Evolving Place: Dr. Richard Norgaard, Delta Independent Science Board – 0:00:00


3. Delta Protection Commission: Erik Vink – 0:28:16


4. Delta Stewardship Council: Cory Copeland & Jeff Henderson – 0:52:00


5. Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta Conservancy: Campbell Ingram – 1:12:00


6. NOAA Fisheries: Evan Sawyer – 1:29:12


7. California Department of Water Resources: Ted Frink – 1:44:31


8. California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Alex Heeren & Vicky Monroe – 1:57:55


9. Division of Boating and Waterways: Jeff Caudill – 2:17:29


10. Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board: Janis Cooke – 2:37:32


11. Delta Regional Monitoring Program: Stephen McCord – 2:52:38


12. Bay Conservation and Development Commission: Adam Fullerton – 3:14:07


13. Governance and resource use in the Delta: Dr. Mark Lubell, University of California, Davis – 3:28:32


14. Discussion – 03:55:09 (may need to turn up volume)

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)