Irrigation visit to Bulgaria
Bulgaria is a country which has long traditions in agriculture and irrigation along the Danube, and in the Plovdiv valley which relies on dam storage in the mountains around the capital, Sofia. More detials to follow shortly on this visit. But please register your interest with r.gage@ukia so that we have an idea of the number of people who wish to come along.
Start date : Tuesday 30th October 2018 : End date : Friday 2nd November 2018
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UKIA is supporting a major irrigation trade event, IRRIGEX UK at the Peterborough Arena. This is a trade exhibition devoted to irrigation in agriculture, amenity, and sports plus a series of key presentations by leading irrigation specialists over the 2-day event.
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IRRIGEX UK will run alongside the successful FLOODEX UK which is suppported by the Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA). So there will be lots of opportunties to explore the complementary areas of irrigation and drainage under one roof.
Start date : Wednesday 27th February 2019 : End date : Thursday 28th February 2019
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Irrigation is also important in the urban environment - keeping sports turf in peak condition for play and providing high quality amenity and leisure facilities.
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