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Past · September 15, 2008

Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

September 15, 2008 · 12:00 am


Date: September 15, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2261
Washington, D.C.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta serves as the major hub of California’s water supply and is home to a diverse array of fish and wildlife. Today, the Delta is in crisis, facing sharp declines in native fish populations and substantial cuts in water exports. A new study by the Public Policy Institute of California examines four management strategies for the Delta. This report builds on the findings of a 2007 PPIC study by the same multidisciplinary team of experts, which concluded that the need for a new Delta strategy is urgent. The new study evaluates Delta strategies in light of two critical policy goals: reviving a threatened ecosystem and ensuring a reliable, high-quality water supply for California.
This report was supported with funding from Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
This briefing is co-hosted with the California Institute for Federal Policy Research.  Lunch will be provided and there is no charge to attend.

Ellen Hanak is a senior research fellow and director of research at PPIC. Her expertise includes natural resources management, water policy, water markets, and flood control.
Jay Lund is the Ray B. Krone Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and an associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis.


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