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Main Title A review of the use of science and adaptive management in California's Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan [electronic resource] /
Publisher National Academy Press,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 742355543
Subject Added Ent Natural resources conservation areas--California.; Ecosystem management.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/07/2011
Collation 1 online resource (ix, 69 p.) : ill., maps, charts
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on Aug. 31, 2011). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Background -- Critical gaps in the scope of the Draft BDCP -- Use of science in the BDCP -- Adaptive management in the BDCP -- Management fragmentation and a lack of coherence -- In conclusion. "The San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary is a large, complex estuarine ecosystem in California. It has been substantially altered by dikes, levees, channelization, pumps, human development, introduced species, dams on its tributary streams and contaminants. The Delta supplies water from the state's wetter northern regions to the drier southern regions and also serves as habitat for many species, some of which are threatened and endangered. The restoration of water exacerbated tensions over water allocation in recent years, and have led to various attempts to develop comprehensive plans to provide reliable water supplies and to protect the ecosystem. One of these plans is the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The report, A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California's Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan, determines that the plan is incomplete in a number of important areas and takes this opportunity to identify key scientific and structural gaps that, if addressed, could lead to a more successful and comprehensive final BDCP. The plan is missing the type of structure usually associated with current planning methods in which the goals and objectives are specified, alternative measure for achieving the objectives are introduced and analyzed, and a course of action in identified based on analytical optimization of economic, social, and environmental factors. Yet the panel underscores the importance of a credible and a robust BDCP in addressing the various water management problems that beset the Delta. A stronger, more complete, and more scientifically credible BDCP that effectively integrates and utilizes science could indeed pave the way toward the next generation of solutions to California's chronic water problems."--Publisher's website.
Access Notes System requirements: Adobe Reader.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Corporate Au Added Ent National Academies Press (U.S.)
PUB Date Free Form c2011
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
ISBN 9780309212311; 0309212316
OCLC Time Stamp 20110831152607
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03259nam 2200361I 45020