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Karen Gehrts is the environmental program manager for the Environmental Water Quality and Estuarine Studies (EWQES) Branch. She works closely with a variety of technical and support staff, other public agencies, and stakeholders to advance the role that science plays in managing water and the ecosystem. She provides financial and human resources that help to obtain the information and develop the science needed to comply with regulatory requirements and solve current ecosystem challenges in the Delta.

Kathi Bristow is the Associate Government Program Analyst for the Environmental Water Quality and Estuarine Studies (EWQES) Branch. Kathi works closely with Karen Gehrts, EWQES Branch Chief, other Division of Environmental Services (DES) staff, and staff from other public agencies to manage financial and human resource contracts.