Managing rivers to satisfy competing demands for water is an ongoing problem around the world. One of the most important aspects of river management is maintaining the flowing stream and its biota. The Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM), first developed by USGS personnel in the 1980's, provides the technologies and a rational framework for addressing this issue. In partnership with the Department of Fish and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University (CSU), the U.S. Geological Survey is sponsoring a workshop bringing together over 80 international scientists to promote discussion of the science, application, and improvement of the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM). The conference, to be held June 1-5 in Fort Collins, CO, will cover IFIM and other methods for instream flow determination, decision- relevant spatial and temporal scale, physical habitat simulation, population modeling techniques, and two-dimensional modeling of instream flow issues.
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