UKIA Spring Conference
The changing nature of water management
How do irrigators engage with change?
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Start date : Wednesday 28th February 2018 : End date : Wednesday 28th February 2018
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.
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