Leo Winternitz, Senior Advisor at the Nature Conservancy, will deliver the first presentation of the spring 2013 STEM Scholars Lecture Series. His talk is titled "Issues, Myths and Potential Solutions: An Overview of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta."
The Delta’s environmental health has been deteriorating prior to the 1970s; it’s now at a critical stage and water supply reliability has been significantly disrupted. This has resulted in a resumption of “water wars” in the Delta and calls for environmental restoration. This presentation will dispute common myths about Delta water use and provide an overview of the major Delta issues.