The Irrigators' Handbook
Our new Irrigators' Handbook
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.
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Start date : Tuesday 12th February 2019 : End date : Sunday 31st March 2019
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AGM and technical meeting
AGM and Techical Meeting
At the Welney Wetland Centre, Wishbech.
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Start date : Tuesday 26th November 2019 : End date : Tuesday 26th November 2019
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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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