UKIA Spring Conference at IRRIGEX 2019
Future water for food
This year we are joining with IRRIGEX 2019 irrigation exhibition and running our spring conference over TWO days
Venue: Peterborough Arena PE2 6XE
We have our usual programme of top class speakers so come along, hear, engage with our nation's leading experts.
Choose your day to attend or come for both days!
Members and non members welcome. Entrance is FREE
Start date : Wednesday 27th February 2019 : End date : Thursday 28th February 2019
Import into calendar
The Irrigators' Handbook
Our new Irrigators' Handbook
Our Irrigators' Handbook will be launched at IRRIGEX 27-28 February (see above)
Click here to download highlights
Lots of practical information for all those involved in irrigation. There are sections on UKIA and its work; working together in Water Abstractor Groups; topical articles on current irrigation issues such as licensing and managing drought; and a technical section including basic hydraulics, pipes and pumps, designing and managing irrigation systems, improving irrigation efficiency, water auditing, reservoirs, and irrigation agronomy of fruit and vegetables.
The Irrigators’ Handbook is published by the UK Irrigation Association. 2019 soft-back 120 pages.
FREE to members. Collect your copy at IRRIGEX otherwise we will post a copy to you after the event.
Not a member? Pick up a copy for special price of £10 (cash or cheque) at IRRIGEX
Or order on line price £25.00 +£3 p&p
Start date : Tuesday 12th February 2019 : End date : Sunday 31st March 2019
Import into calendar
UK Irrigation Association (UKIA) is the only independent organisation representing irrigation in the UK. We are a voice for irrigation in the debate over the future of UK's water resources; we advocate the wise use of water in agriculture, in amenity and in sports and leisure; and we promote good irrigation design and management practices.
Using water wisely for irrigation
Irrigated agriculture is important in the UK's rural economy. More than 1,000 agri-businesses, large and small, depend on irrigation to supply high quality fresh fruit and vegetables to the nation's supermarkets - arguably one of the most sophisticated markets in the world. Irrigated agriculture employs over 50,000 people and annually contributes over £3bn to the rural economy.
Irrigation is also important in the urban environment - keeping sports turf in peak condition for play and providing high quality amenity and leisure facilities.
But today, irrigation faces new challenges - new regulations, increasing risks of droughts and floods, climate change, public pressures for greater accountability and environmental sustainability. UKIA helps members to meet these challenges.
Members include farmers and growers (over 50%), consultants, researchers, suppliers, manufacturers, and government professionals.
Individual membership is only £40 annually, more for group membership. Read more...
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