Media Advisory: SF Bay-Delta Conference - Science for Solutions

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Scientists, engineers and resource managers meet in Sacramento to explore the theme of “Science for Solutions: Linking Data and Decisions” at the 9th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference.

Every two years, more than a thousand scientists, engineers and resource managers meet in Sacramento to exchange ideas, learn about problem-solving science, and explore creative solutions to myriad problems plaguing the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta estuary. Brought together by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Delta Stewardship Council, this broad community that works diligently on Bay-Delta issues, will explore the theme of “Science for Solutions: Linking Data and Decisions” at the 9th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference.

Protection of the Bay-Delta ecosystem is at a pivotal point. The system has endured devastating drought cycles and often competing priorities that seek to supply water for both cities and farms as well as improve the aquatic ecosystem for fisheries, recreation and tourism. Achieving these co-equal goals requires science that expands our knowledge of ecosystem responses, produces data that directly supports decisions, and builds long-term, resilient solutions.

The conference features oral and poster presentations that provide scientific information and ideas relevant to species and community ecology, water quality and fishes, sustainable habitats and ecosystems, and water and ecosystem quality.

What:

9th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference

Science for Solutions: Linking Data and Decisions

Who:

The best and brightest scientists at the forefront of their fields, from public and private institutions, working on issues that confront the Bay-Delta today

When:

Tuesday – Thursday, November 15-17, 2016

Where:

Sacramento Convention Center

1400 J Street, Sacramento, California

 

Highlights of the conference include:

- Special session on the new report: “State of Bay-Delta Science, 2016” (Wed., 10:20 a.m.).

- Contaminant Issues in the Bay-Delta (Thur., 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.).

- Special event: “The Art of Data Visualization” (Thur., 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.).

- Climate, Drought and Water Management (Thur., 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.).

 

A full program is online.