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Independent Science Board

The Independent Science Board is designed to be a standing board of distinguished experts (scientists and engineers) with a range of multi-disciplinary expertise including among those with local experience and those with external relevant expertise. These experts will help the Authority establish an independent and objective view of the science issues that underlie important policy decisions.

The ISB is currently not under contract. Lead Scientist Cliff Dahm is working on reconstituting a new ISB under new Delta governance.

Click here for more information and an introduction to the CALFED Independent Science Board.





ISB Meetings

ISB Meeting Summary - November 18, 2008

Meeting Notice - November 18, 2008, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Outcome

ISB comments regarding the final Delta Vision Strategic Plan

AGENDA

Order of agenda items is subject to change.

  1. 12:00 p.m. Introductions
  2. ISB Updates
  3. Director’s Report
  4. Lead Scientist Report
  5. Science in the Delta Vision Strategic Plan
  6. Interagency Ecological Program follow up
  7. Public Comment
  8. 4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Meeting Notice - September 16, 2008, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AGENDA

Order of agenda items is subject to change.

  1. 10:00 a.m. Introductions
  2. Incorporation of ISB Delta Science Program recommendations into fourth draft of Delta Vision Strategic Plan
  3. Public Comment
  4. 12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Meeting Notice - August 18, 2008, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AGENDA

Order of agenda items is subject to change.

  1. 10:00 a.m. Introductions
  2. Action Items from July 14-15, 2008 Independent Science Board (ISB) Meeting:
    • Incorporation of ISB Delta Science Program recommendations into Delta Vision Strategic Plan
  3. Public Comment
  4. 12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Meeting Notice - July 14-15, 2008

Meeting Outcomes

This meeting will be not be webcast.

AGENDA

Monday, July 14, 2008

Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change.

8:30 a.m

  1. Welcome/Introductions
  2. Delta Vision Strategic Plan
  3. Current Structure of Science Program
  4. Essential Functions of Delta Science
  5. Essential Functions of a Science Program

Lunch

  1. Science Governance Structure
  2. Review Progress/Next Steps
  3. Public Comment

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change.

8:30 a.m.

  1. Welcome/Progress on Draft Recommendation
  2. Discussion and Revision of Draft Recommendation

Lunch

  1. Approval of Final Draft Recommendation
  2. Director’s Report
  3. Update on Board Activities
  4. Lead Scientist’s Report
  5. Public Comment

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

 


Meeting Notice - May 19, 2008

This meeting will be broadcast on the internet Webcast URL:
http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?regd=y&id=48472

AGENDA

Monday, May 19, 2008

Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change.

8:30 a.m.

  1. Welcome/Introductions Update on Board Activities
  2. Update on Delta Vision
  3. Lead Scientist's Report
  4. Director's Report
  5. Update on BDCP

Lunch

  1. Performance Measures target="_blank"
  2. Future of ISB
  3. Public Comment

5:00 p.m. Adjourn


Revised Meeting Notice - March 10, 2008

Meeting Outcomes

AGENDA

Monday, March 10, 2008

1:15 p.m.

  1. Introductions
  2. Action items from January 31-February 1, 2008, Independent Science Board (ISB) Meeting:
  3. Public Comment

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Meeting Notice - January 31, 2008

CALFED Independent Science Board
January 31-February 1, 2008
Delta Room
CALFED Bay-Delta Program
650 Capitol Mall, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

This meeting will be broadcast on the internet webcast URL:

Thursday, January 31, 2008 http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?regd=y&id=40709

Friday, February 1, 2008 http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?regd=y&id=40710

AGENDA

Thursday, January 31, 2008

8:00 a.m.

  1. Welcome/Introductions
  2. Director's Report
  3. Update on Delta Vision
  4. Update on Board Activities
  5. Lead Scientist Report
  6. ISB Strategic Plan

Lunch

  1. Workshop: Future Role of IEP in Delta Planning
  2. Public Comment

5:00 p.m. Adjourn


Friday, February 1, 2008

8:30 a.m.

  1. Delta Regional Ecosystem Restoration Implementation Plan (DRERIP) Briefing
  2. Public Comment
  3. Wrap-up and Next Agenda

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

  • Order of agenda items is subject to change.
  • Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Independent Science Board on any agenda items except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such opportunity at an earlier meeting. In addition, comments during the Public Comment period shall be limited to matters within the ISB's jurisdiction and not on the agenda. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Section 11125.7).
  • Members of the public are encouraged to visit the ISB website at http://www.science.calwater.ca.gov/ to print the background meeting materials. A limited number of copies of these materials will be available at the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Marcotte at marcotte@calwater.ca.gov or (916) 445-5196.
  • Additional information can be found on the CALFED Bay-Delta Program web site at http://www.calwater.ca.gov.
  • If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Terry Smith, CALFED Bay-Delta Program, at (916) 445-5511, TDD (800) 735-2929.
  • Please allow extra time for parking and Federal Building security screening procedures. Current photo identification is required for building access. Visitors may bring cameras and cell phones with camera capability into the building ONLY with the prior approval of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program and the Federal Protective Service, and their use in the building will be subject to federal restrictions. Please contact Terry Smith, Security Coordinator for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, at cell (916) 716-1904, office (916) 445-5345 or tsmith@calwater.ca.gov for building access information and camera guidelines.

Meeting Notice - November 7, 2007

-Meeting Notice-
CALFED Independent Science Board
CALFED Bay-Delta Program
650 Capitol Mall, 5th Floor, Delta Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

November 7, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..

Call-in number: 1-866-707-0390
Pass Code: 1495305

AGENDA
Order of agenda items is subject to change.

Wednesday November 7, 2007

10:30 a.m.

  1. ISB Strategic Plan
  2. Public Comment
  3. Closed Session: Personnel Matters (Gov. Code Sec. 11126(a)).
  4. Return to Open Session, Report on any Action Taken in Closed Session (Gov. Code 11125.2).

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Meeting Notice - October 24-25, 2007

Meeting Outcomes:

  1. January 22, 2008 - Letter from ISB regarding Providing Adequate Resources for Development of Performance Measures

Meeting Notice-
CALFED Independent Science Board
Delta Room
CALFED Bay-Delta Program
650 Capitol Mall, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

This meeting will be broadcast and archived on the internet Webcast URL:

AGENDA
Order of agenda items is subject to change.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
8:30 a.m.

  1. Welcome/Introductions
    Update on Board Activities
    Lead Scientist Recruitment
  2. Director's Report
  3. Lead Scientist's Report
Lunch
  1. Delta Risk Management Strategy Phase I Review
  2. Strategic Plan: Briefings on Delta Initiatives
  3. Public Comment
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, October 25, 2007
8:30 a.m.

  1. Strategic Plan: Briefing on Interagency Ecological Program
  2. Public Comment
  3. Wrap-up and Next Agenda
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

  • Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Independent Science Board on any agenda items except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such opportunity at an earlier meeting. In addition, comments during the Public Comment period shall be limited to matters within the ISB's jurisdiction and not on the agenda. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments. (Government Code Section 11125.7)
  • Members of the public are encouraged to visit the ISB website at http://science.calwater.ca.gov/sci_tools/isb.html to print the background meeting materials. A limited number of copies of these materials will be available at the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Marcotte at marcotte@calwater.ca.gov or (916) 445-5031.
  • Additional information can be found on the CALFED Bay-Delta Program web site at http://www.calwater.ca.gov.
  • If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Colleen Kirtlan, CALFED Bay-Delta Program, at (916) 445-5511, TDD (800) 735-2929.
  • Please allow extra time for parking and Federal Building security screening procedures. Current photo identification is required for building access. Visitors may bring cameras and cell phones with camera capability into the building ONLY with the prior approval of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program and the Federal Protective Service, and their use in the building will be subject to federal restrictions. Please contact Terry Smith, Security Coordinator for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, at cell (916) 716-1904, office (916) 445-5345 or tsmith@calwater.ca.gov for building access information and camera guidelines.