Building a Delta Vision: A Roundtable Discussion
There are multiple Delta Vision processes underway and a decision on the future of the Delta will be made in the next two years. Unlike past planning efforts that focused primarily on water resource issues and the ecosystem, these current efforts are expanding to include land use planning, recreation, flood management, and energy, rail and transportation infrastructure. How – or if – all these competing demands can be accommodated is the question being considered. This was the focus of a January roundtable discussion between Foundation Executive Director Rita Schmidt Sudman and Program Director Sue McClurg with Gary Bobker, The Bay Institute; Laura King Moon, State Water Contractors; Leo Winternitz, CALFED Bay-Delta Program; and Tom Zuckerman, Central Delta Water Agency.