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The highest quality science contributes to achieving a reliable and sustainable water supply and a healthy Bay‐Delta ecosystem.


The mission of the IEP is to provide and integrate relevant and timely ecological information for management of the Bay‐Delta ecosystem and the water that flows through it. This is accomplished through collaborative and scientifically sound monitoring, research, modeling, and synthesis efforts for various aspects of the aquatic ecosystem. The IEP addresses high priority management and policy science needs to meet the purposes and fulfill responsibilities under State and Federal regulatory requirements. The IEP relies upon multidisciplinary teams of agency, academic, non‐governmental agencies (NGO), and other scientists to accomplish its mission.