Andrew Ogden
Chairman, Irrigation Australia
Momir Vranes
Chair, IACID
Bryan Ward
CEO, Irrigation Australia

Welcome Message from Irrigation Australia

On behalf of Irrigation Australia and the ICID Australian National Committee (IACID) we extend a warm invitation to you to participate in the 24th International Congress and 71st International Executive Council Meeting to be held in Sydney, Australia from 22 to 28 September 2020.

The Australian irrigation industry is delighted to have the opportunity to host this event and showcase our irrigated agricultural industry to the world. To add value to your participation in the International Congress, we have combined it with our biennial Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition, the biggest irrigation event in the southern hemisphere. ICID delegates will be able to attend the local conference sessions and our large international exhibition in addition to the comprehensive ICID program.

The theme for the 23rd ICID International Congress is ‘Innovation and research in agricultural water management to achieve sustainable development goals’.

Australia is the driest continent on earth and the efficient use of water is at the forefront of our objectives and strategies to expand our domestic production of food production and to maintain our reputation as an exporter of high quality foods to a growing world population.

The event will be hosted in Sydney, which is Australia’s largest city and home to a vibrant culture of arts, culture and great food. It is renowned for its scenic beauty and fantastic places to visit, including the iconic Sydney Opera House, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, both of which feature prominently on our 2020 conference logo.

The organising committee will be arranging a selection of interesting and informative study tours and further detail on these will be released in 2019. Registrations and an invitation to submit abstracts will open in 2019 but you are welcome to register your interest now to ensure you receive further information to keep you up to date with what will be an exciting and important event on the international irrigation calendar.

It is a great privilege to be awarded the opportunity to host the International Congress, which is being held in southern hemisphere for the first time since its inception in 1951. We hope that you plan well ahead to attend this event and take the opportunity to catch up with old acquaintances, make new friendships and enjoy some ‘true blue’ Australian hospitality.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us via the links on this website.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020 in Sydney.