Irrigation New Zealand

Venue: Airforce Museum of New Zealand - Wigram

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Water is essential to people, communities, ecosystems, and our cultural wellbeing.

Irrigation New Zealand is using its biennial conference to lead the conversation on the future of water for Aotearoa. 

We understand how important reliable water is for a strong economy and strong rural communities.  How we will all manage and steward this precious community resource in the future – with all the uncertainties that we are now experiencing – will be critical to ensuring New Zealand maintains its place on the world stage as farming innovators and leaders.

The Water for Life conference will be held in Christchurch in April 2020 and will bring together thought leaders and decision-makers from across the irrigation and the wider water sector.  Themes will include the importance of multi-benefit water infrastructure, the use of technology for enhanced decision-making, the future of farming, and water policy developments.

We will have a thought-provoking range of speakers, as well as a panel discussion, break-out sessions, a trade exhibition, pre-conference tours, gala awards dinner, networking breakfast, and welcome drinks function. 

Irrigation New Zealand’s conference always attracts a wide range of people with an interest in water management and this year will be no different.  We encourage attendance from farmers, the irrigation service sector, those with an interest in water and the environment, regional and district council staff, government representatives, and water management professionals. 

You should attend if you:

  • Want to be a part of the conversation around the future of water in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Care about how our water resources are managed and governed.
  • Want to know more about how water will help New Zealand lead sustainable and innovative farming practices.
  • Are excited about how technology can help us use water more effectively and productively.
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REGISTRATIONS OPEN IN OCTOBER, SO MARK IT IN YOUR DIARY NOW.

Trade exhibition sites and conference sponsorship opportunities are available.

Download sponsorship opportunities here

For more information about sponsorship opportunities and registrations of interest for exhibition sites please contact:

Julie Lee, Conference Manager, Irrigation New Zealand

m. 027 739 1832 e. jules@beckandcaul.co.nz