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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Water Science and Technology Board." National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13394.
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Appendix G

Water Science and Technology Board

DONALD I. SIEGEL, Chair, Syracuse University, New York

LISA ALVAREZ-COHEN, University of California, Berkeley

EDWARD J. BOUWER, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

YU-PING CHIN, Ohio State University, Columbus

OTTO C. DOERING, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

M. SIOBHAN FENNESSY, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

BEN GRUMBLES, Clean Water America Alliance, Washington, DC

GEORGE R. HALLBERG, The Cadmus Group, Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts

KENNETH R. HERD, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, Florida

GEORGE M. HORNBERGER, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

KIMBERLY L. JONES, Howard University, Washington, DC

LARRY LARSON, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, Wisconsin

DAVID H. MOREAU, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

DENNIS D. MURPHY, University of Nevada, Reno

MARYLYNN V. YATES, University of California, Riverside

    Staff

JEFFREY JACOBS, Director, Scholar

STEPHEN D. PARKER, Director, through February 3, 2012

LAURA J. EHLERS, Senior Staff Officer

Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Water Science and Technology Board." National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13394.
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STEPHANIE E. JOHNSON, Senior Staff Officer

LAURA J. HELSABECK, Senior Staff Officer

M. JEANNE AQUILINO, Financial and Administrative Associate

ANITA A. HALL, Senior Program Associate

MICHAEL J. STOEVER, Research Associate

SARAH E. BRENNAN, Senior Program Assistant

Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Water Science and Technology Board." National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13394.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Water Science and Technology Board." National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13394.
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Extensively modified over the last century and a half, California's San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary remains biologically diverse and functions as a central element in California's water supply system. Uncertainties about the future, actions taken under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and companion California statues, and lawsuits have led to conflict concerning the timing and amount of water that can be diverted from the Delta for agriculture, municipal, and industrial purposes and concerning how much water is needed to protect the Delta ecosystem and its component species.

Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta focuses on scientific questions, assumptions, and conclusions underlying water-management alternatives and reviews the initial public draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan in terms of adequacy of its use of science and adaptive management. In addition, this report identifies the factors that may be contributing to the decline of federally listed species, recommend future water-supple and delivery options that reflect proper consideration of climate change and compatibility with objectives of maintaining a sustainable Bay-Delta ecosystem, advises what degree of restoration of the Delta system is likely to be attainable, and provides metrics that can be used by resource managers to measure progress toward restoration goals.

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