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Instream Flow Council
2020 Biennial Meeting

Columbia, Missouri

April 13-17, 2020

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The IFC meets internally every two years to share approaches, tools, strategies, skills, and lessons learned firsthand and help our member agencies improve their instream flow and water level conservation effectiveness. The more IFC member attendees that participate, the better the learning and benefits to IFC as a whole and each member.

Accordingly, we encourage each of you to plan to attend and bring others from your agency that are involved in instream flow and water level management conservation.

Meeting Objectives

  • Share successes and challenges with flows and water levels stewardship.
  • Explore opportunities for improving integration of IFC participation in agency instream flow and water level conservation and related initiatives.
  • Participate in training on state-of-the-art instream flow and water level conservation techniques and approaches (science, public involvement, legal and institutional elements, etc.).
  • Problem solving through networking with our one-on-one membership expertise.


This meeting will include a welcome reception, member agency update presentations, a site visit, technical training, and a banquet.
A central theme of member update presentations will include discussion of “How the IFC has helped me do my job and what can it do to help improve further.

Date/TimeMeeting Agenda
Monday April 13 (5 – 7 pm)Welcome Reception and Social
Tuesday April 14 (8 am – 5 pm)Biennial Meeting
Tuesday April 14 Offsite Dinner
Wednesday April 15 (7 am – 5:30 pm)Field/Site Visit
(Niangua River Hydroelectric Project/Tunnel Dam)
Thursday April 16 (8 am – 5 pm)Biennial Meeting
Thursday April 16 (6 pm – 9 pm)Evening Banquet/Awards
Friday April 17 (8 am - 11 am) Executive Committee Meeting

IFC Travel Grants

For those agency members requiring financial support to attend (if your agency cannot provide full or partial financial support), please apply for an IFC travel grant to assist in your participation at the IFC Biennial Meeting 2020.

Travel Grant Policy Travel Grant Application

Attach and email your application to IFC Past President Eric Nagid ( by February 5, 2020
Travel grant applicants will be notified on approval status.


View the detailed IFC Biennial Meeting 2020 draft agenda.

View the meeting details and registration information.




IFC Biennial 2020 Meeting Contacts                      

Jason Persinger
Meeting co-chair, host agency
Missouri Department of Conservation
Robert Holmes
Meeting co-chair, President-elect
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Last Updated March 18, 2020