7th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference 2012

Ecosystem Reconciliation: Realities Facing the San Francisco Estuary

 

OCTOBER 16-18, 2012
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Sacramento, California

The Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference is a forum for presenting technical analyses and results relevant to the Delta Science Program's mission to provide the best possible, unbiased, science-based information for water and environmental decision-making for the Bay-Delta system. The goal of the conference is to provide new information and syntheses to the broad community of scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on Bay-Delta issues.

The conference program will feature both oral and poster presentations that provide scientific information and ideas relevant to the specific themes listed, as well as to the broader overall conference theme "Ecosystem Reconciliation: Realities Facing the San Francisco Estuary." The theme refers to the growing realization that the ecosystem of the San Francisco Estuary is vastly changed and is continuing to change as the result of human actions. For it to function in desirable ways, we have to reconcile human use with maintaining desirable natural elements such as native species. And because the new ecosystem is increasingly unlike any previously experienced, we need to develop new ways of reconciling these potentially conflicting goals. Confirmed plenary speakers for the 2012 conference include Peter Goodwin, Delta Science Program; Ellen Hanak, PPIC; Marcia McNutt, USGS; and Charles J. Vörösmarty, CUNY Environmental Crossroads Initiative.

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Oral and Poster abstracts are available

The Conference Program is now available – Click here

Pre-Registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available all 3 days of the conference.