Murray Darling Basin Plan

Murray Darling Basin Plan

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 planAustralia’s most important agricultural production area, it is also home to thousands of wetlands, including Ramsar listed wetlands, and other ecologically important assets.

Subtopics include:

  • 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

Women in Irrigation

Women in Irrigation | Coming Soon

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

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.

Special Session

Developing the Future Tools for Managing Uncertainty in Irrigation Management

Make a submission for this very important special session topic which has been allocated the following sub-topics:

  • Institutional Arrangements
  • System Modelling
  • Crop Agronomic and Social Adaption

Irrigation in New Zealand

We are pleased to announce that Irrigation New Zealand will be presenting a workshop at the event covering the following topics.

  • A brief history on water governance and irrigation development in New Zealand
  • Their current water management and governance arrangements and situation
  • A summary of recent changes to national freshwater policy
  • Their current and future challenges – water storage, climate change, land-use change, and sustainability