Australian Irrigation Conference Theme

IRRIGATION FOR THE FUTURE – Challenges, Innovations and Opportunities

The Irrigation Australia Conference aims to provide a platform for the irrigation industry and the broad range of other stakeholders to address the key future challenges and opportunities facing the irrigation industry and to share their knowledge and experience to provide a sustainable future focused on the efficient use of water and adoption of new technology.

The organising committee for the Irrigation Australia Conference have selected a conference theme and topics that specifically identify with irrigation issues in Australia. The concurrent ICID 24th Congress will have a broader international perspective. The Australian Conference Abstract Review Committee now invite abstract submissions in line with the key topics below however abstracts outside of these topics will still be considered for presentation. Papers for the Australian conference may cover multiple topics but should have a clear Australian focus and meet the overall conference theme of Irrigation for the Future.

The committee at their discretion may recommend that suitable abstracts are forwarded to ICID for inclusion in the ICID Congress program rather than the Australian program if the topic is of international relevance.

Conference Topics:

  • The Murray Darling Basin – this program will be managed by the National Irrigators Council. Learn about and participate in discussions about the Communities Investment Package, improving the implementation of the plan, environmental water, 450 GL efficiency projects, water trading and more:
  • Sustainability and affordability of energy, resource allocation, renewables and removing barriers to integration.
  • Smart Irrigation for Profit Program – what outcomes have been achieved from this program, and other projects aiming to integrate R&D and Innovation into the business, and how will the adoption of new irrigation technologies benefit the industry?
  • The Business of Irrigation – irrigation in regional development, natural resource allocation and sustainability issues; managing the challenges and opportunities, mitigating risk
  • Science, R&D, and Innovation- learn from researchers within organisations such as CSIRO, BOM, universities, R&D companies, start-ups and learn about the CRC One Basin project.
  • Infrastructure and Investment – hear from the National Water Grid Authority and the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority about their long-term national approach to water infrastructure planning.
  • Information and Communication Technologies including ICT, AI, IoT, ownership of data, automation.
  • Rainwater Harvesting – learn about how harvested rainwater, the third largest source of water in Australia can reduce the cost of water infrastructure and ease the pressure on stormwater systems.

Abstract Submissions are closing on Wednesday, 1st December 2021

Irrigation Australia invites papers to be presented for consideration by the Australian Conference Abstract Review Committee

Important Deadlines
Abstract Submission & Student Awards Nominations Close01 December 2021
Notification of AcceptanceLate February 2022
Early bird registration closes01 July 2022
Speaker registration deadline08 July 2022
Presentations due2 September 2022

The abstract submission portal will open in July 2021.