Rapid, Spatially Explicit Pesticides Risk Analyses in the Bay Delta Watershed and Bridging the Gap Between Risk Assessment and Management Actions

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Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Science Program
Focus Area(s)
Education, Training and Public Information

This project work will model the risk of pesticide pollution in 225 sub-catchments of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta. The model will account for water management practices, land use, pesticide use rates, and cumulative pesticide stress. Additionally, this work will produce a web-based tool to simulate current and future risks based on the ranking of primary sources of pesticide contribution.

This work will provide a framework to predict risk from chemical stressors. Specific objectives are: (1) enhanced pro-active chemical risk assessment, (2) creation of a tool which enables science-based chemical use decisions, (3) improved risk screening for vulnerable areas, and (4) identification of adverse effects of current and future chemical use strategies.



Principal Investigators
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University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

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