Welcome Message from Irrigation Australia

On behalf of Irrigation Australia and the ICID Australian National Committee (IACID) it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 73rd IEC Meeting & 24th ICID Congress combined with the Irrigation Australia National Conference & Exhibition to be held in Adelaide, Australia from 03 October to 10 October 2022. The uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in our decision to postpone two previous dates. The date and location may have changed but the enthusiasm, commitment and warm hospitality extended by the organising committee has not. From February 21 2022 the Australian Government has opened our international borders for fully vaccinated travellers and on this basis we see no current reason for the event not to proceed and for delegates to attend and safely enjoy the event.

The Australian irrigation industry is delighted to have the opportunity to host this event and showcase our irrigated agricultural industry to the world. To add value to your participation in the International Congress, we have combined it with our biennial Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition, the biggest irrigation event in the southern hemisphere. ICID delegates will be able to attend the local conference sessions and our large international exhibition in addition to the comprehensive ICID program.

The theme for the 24th ICID Congress is ‘Innovation and research in agricultural water management to achieve sustainable development goals’. Australia is the driest continent on earth and the efficient use of water is at the forefront of our objectives and strategies to expand our domestic production of food production and to maintain our reputation as an exporter of high-quality foods to a growing world population.

The event will be hosted in Adelaide, which is Australia’s 5th largest city and home to a vibrant culture of arts, culture and great food. It is renowned for its fantastic places to visit and close proximity to some of the leading agricultural production in Australia. The famous wine producing region of the Barossa Valley is easily accessible on a day trip from the city and here you can experience some of the finest wines and cellar doors in Australia, and in fact the world.

The organising committee will be arranging a selection of interesting and informative study tours and further details on these are on the conference website. International and Australian abstracts have been received and we are excited to bring you some of the most forward looking and informative speakers and presentations to enhance your experience.

Registrations are now open and you can take advantage of an early bird period to keep you informed and updated with what will be an exciting and important event on the international irrigation calendar.

It is a great privilege to be awarded the opportunity to host the ICID International Congress, which is being held in southern hemisphere for the first time since its inception in 1951. We hope that you plan well ahead to attend this event and take this long-awaited opportunity to catch up with old acquaintances, make new friendships and enjoy some ‘true blue’ Australian hospitality.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at icid2022@irrigation.org.au.

We look forward to seeing you in 2022 in Adelaide.

Andrew Ogden
Chairman, Irrigation Australia
Momir Vranes
Chair, IACID National Committee
Bryan Ward
CEO, Irrigation Australia