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IAgrE Landwards Conference 2015 - “Too Much or Too Little Water?

“Too Much or Too Little Water? Engineering innovation for agricultural water management in a changing climate.
IAgrE President Mark Kibblewhite, CEnv, FIAgrE has convened this year’s Institution of Agricultural Engineers’ Conference to discuss this vital question.  The Conference will be held on Wednesday 20th May 2015 at the Great North Museum in association with Newcastle University.
There is a fabulous line up of speakers, all leaders in their fields, click here for the programme and pdf booking form.  Click here for the online booking form.
Mark says “We need to manage water much better to maximise future agricultural productivity in Britain. This year’s IAgrE Annual Conference is a key opportunity for you to get a strategic insight about how more and better field drainage and irrigation systems can increase productivity and why this is moving to the top of the agriculture agenda. It will provide state-of-the-art updates on new technology and practices. And it will bring together leading experts to set an innovation agenda for in-field water management.
For centuries, drainage and irrigation engineering have successfully increased the productivity of land in Britain, but sustaining this over the coming decades is going to be very challenging. Climate change will increase winter and reduce summer rainfall, simultaneously requiring more drainage and irrigation infrastructures. Water for irrigation is limited and urban demand for the same water is rising. National investment in field drainage has taken a back seat for decades and the state of ageing field drains is uncertain. So the current challenges are substantial. The good news, however, is that innovative engineering offers smarter ways to irrigate and drain fields. This is why the conference is so timely and a ‘must attend’ event.”

Priority Areas: Agriculture & food Biosciences Resource efficiency
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Hancock Museum

Tyne and Wear

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