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California Delta

  • Largest estuary on the west coast of North America
  • More than 95% of the original tidal marshes have been leveled, now protecting farmland, communities, and infrastructure
  • Supplies water for 23 million people and over 2.8 million hectares of Farmland


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Steve Goldbeck, San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission, USA - steveg(at)


News and activities

Symposium: California and the Netherlands: A New Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation‎ (21 September 2009)
On 21 September the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and a consortium of leading Dutch researchers and consultants, hosted a symposium on climate change adaptation. At this event, the results of a joint study and adaptation measures for shoreline development around San Francisco Bay were presented.
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Tuesday 22 September 2009              



Reactive versus anticipative adaptive management of Deltas: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta an the Rhine-Meuse Delta compared
In this paper Californian Adaptive Management (AM) and Dutch Adaptive Delta Management (ADM) are compared. The concepts are introduced in a policy context to deal with prevailing types of uncertainty in water management in the Californian Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Dutch Rhine-Meuse Delta respectively
Water Governance
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Friday 17 January 2014

Report California Mission (3-4 February 2011)
Short report of the Delta Alliance mission to California
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Thursday 10 February 2011 

Delta Alliance electronic board room session. California: San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Presented at the international conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change, 29 September - 1 October, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Peter Wijsman, Will Travis, Paul Bunje, Mike Urkov, Delta Alliance
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Thursday 1 October 2010 

Interview: We all face the same challenges, the only differences are in our perspectives
Interview with Mr. Will Travis, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission in California, United States of America
Delta Alliance International Secretariat
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Thursday 1 July 2010

Adaptation strategies for shoreline development in San Francisco bay
A feasibility study is conducted on potential strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change on shoreline development in San Francisco Bay in this project. This study is executed by a Dutch team comprised of professionals from engineering and consulting firm ARCADIS Nederland BV and the research institutes ALTERRA and Deltares Eddy Moors, Alterra Wageningen
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Thursday 17 September 2009

Brochure: California and The Netherlands
A New Alliance for Climate Change Adaptation for the California one day symposium at 21 September 2009
Delta Alliance International Secretariat
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Monday 17 August 2009 

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