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Project Title: Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta

PIN: DELS-WSTB-09-09         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Water Science and Technology Board

Policansky, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Biology and Life Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology

Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta
December 8, 2010 - December 10, 2010
Parc55 Wyndham San Francisco Hotel
Union Square
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Ellen de Guzman
Phone: 202-334-3422
Fax: 202-334-1961


for the meeting of

Committee on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta and Panel to Review California's Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Meeting Location: Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Hotel Union Square
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Meeting Date: December 8th, 2010

Open Session
The Embarcadero Room (Level Three) of the Parc 55 Hotel

9.30 a.m. Welcome - Bob Huggett

9:40 - 11:30 The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)

9:40 a.m. Opening Remarks - Dan Castleberry, Field Supervisor, Bay-
Delta Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion of the BDCP
Federico Barajas, Bureau of Reclamation
Campbell Ingram, The Nature Conservancy
Jerry Johns, California's Department of Water Resources Karla Nemeth, California Natural Resources Agency Roger Patterson, Metropolitan Water District Jason Peltier, Westlands Water District Maria Rae, National Marine Fisheries Service Richard Roos-Collins, American Rivers or National Heritage Institute Carl Wilcox, California's Department of Fish and Game

11:30 a.m. Discussion with members of the Independent Science Board

Noon Break

1:00 - 4:00 Climate Change, Modeling, and Stressors

1:00 p.m. Ecosystem Effects of Changes in the Hydrology and
Hydraulics of the San Francisco Bay-Delta- William Fleenor, Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, UC Davis

1:30 p.m. Review of Stressors on the Delta Ecosystem -Anke Müeller-
Solger, Lead Scientist, Interagency Ecology Program (IEP), Delta Stewardship Council

2:00 p.m. Estimation and simulation of water supply and demands for
water resources planning in the Bay-Delta system- Francis Chung, California Department of Water Resources

2:30 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Delta Risk Management Study- Dave Mraz, California
Department of Water Resources

3:30 p.m. Analysis of potential climate change effects for the BDCP -
Armin Munevar, CH2M HILL

4:00 p.m. Open Microphone--Sign up sheet will be available at the
registration desk in the beginning of the open session.

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
1. Huggett
2. Anderson
3. Dunne
4. Gilbert
5. Giorgi
6. Klein
7. Luoma
8. Miller
9. Monismith
10. Obeysekera
11. Paerl
12. Pfeffer
13. Reed
14. Rose
15. Tullos
16. Vaux

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1. Conflict of interest and bias discussion for new committee members.
2. Discussion of December 8 presentations.
3. Discuss draft report.
4. Make writing assignments and deadlines.
5. Prepare for next meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. Robert Pyke, Consulting Engineer. Turtles all the way down. Available online at
2. Francis Chung. Applied water demands and precipitation.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 14, 2010