We are pleased to advise that the National Irrigators Council (NIC) have agreed to facilitate a special session on the Australian conference program relating to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. Speakers are invited to submit abstracts on several key aspects of the Murray Darling Basin Plan (see ‘call for papers’ on the website for details). NIC will also facilitate some keynote speakers and facilitated panel workshops with audience Q&A opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a discussion on the world’s most ambitious river and catchment recovery plan, Australia’s most important agricultural production area, it is also home to thousands of wetlands, including Ramsar listed wetlands, and other ecologically important assets.
Where the Basin Plan sits as an internationally significant reform
How Australia is going in implementing the Basin Plan
The farmer experience
The operation of the water markets
Measuring progress on a major reform like the Basin Plan
The challenges of major reform and achieving triple bottom line outcomes
We are excited to bring a forum to the event that recognises the important and often unrecognised role that women play in the international irrigation & drainage community. Further details are being developed and will be announced soon.
Special Symposium | Integrated Approaches to Irrigation Management in Future.
Attend this special symposium to discuss how climate change is directly impacting the water availability in many parts of the world. While climate change is a direct result of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, it impacts in the form of extreme events like flood, droughts, higher temperatures, among others which are not easily manageable and subsequently threaten the agricultural sector and thereby the water and food security. Hence improved management of water resources in agriculture becomes critical to address climatic uncertainties, to mitigate the impacts and adapt to the changing climatic conditions for improved water and food security.
Abstracts submissions are now invited for both the international and Australian program. International abstract submissions close on 15 February and on 15 March for the Australian conference. For further information and to lodge your submission click the appropriate button below: