2016 California WaterFix Aquatic Science Peer Review

Overview

At the request of NMFS, FWS, and CDFW, select staff from the Delta Science Program convened a two-phased independent scientific peer review of the aquatic science used in the environmental review and analyses of the CWF. The goal of Phase 1 science review was to provide a scientific evaluation of the methods and approaches for developing the Biological Opinions and analyses prepared for the Incidental Take Permit application. The purpose of the Phase 2A science review was to obtain the view of experts on the use of best available scientific information as it pertains to analyses of effects on aquatic CESA-listed species in the CWF ITP application and the Adaptive Management Framework proposed to integrate future scientific research, monitoring, and decision making during construction and operations of CWF. The Phase 2B science review evaluated the conclusions in the draft Biological Opinions for CWF.

Review Panel Members:

Panel Member Bios

Aquatic Science Peer Review: Phase 1

Charge to the Independent Review Panel- The charge to the panel provides the orientation and focus, materials to be reviewed to begin the review process.

Meeting Notice - April 5th and 6th, 2016

Report of the 2016 Independent Review Panel on the California WaterFix Aquatic Science Review, May 12, 2016

Review Materials, Supplemental Documents, Background Information, and Presentations 

Additional Correspondence

Aquatic Science Peer Review: Phase 2A

Charge to the Independent Review Panel- The change to the panel provides the orientation and focus, materials to be reviewed to begin the review process.

Meeting Notice - December 8-9, 2016

December 8, 2016 - Video Recording

December 9, 2016 - Video Recording

Draft Report of the 2016 Independent Review Panel on the California WaterFix Aquatic Science Review Phase 2A, January 20, 2017

Final Report of the 2016 Independent Review on the California WaterFix Aquatic Science Review Phase 2A, March 10, 2017

Review Materials, Supplemental Documents, Background Information, and Presentations

Aquatic Science Peer Review: Phase 2B

Charge to the Independent Review Panel- The charge to the panel provides the orientation and focus, materials to be reviewed to begin the review process.

Meeting Notice - January 23-24, 2017

January 23-24, 2017 - Video Recording

Final Report of the 2016 Independent Review Panel on the California WaterFix Aquatic Science Review Phase 2B, March 10, 2017

Review Materials, Supplemental Documents, Background Information, and Presentations