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IrrigationNZ is using its biennial Conference to lead the conversation on the future of water for Aotearoa. Tickets available now.

About the Conference

Water for Life Conference 2020

7-9 April, Air force Museum, Wigram.

Water is essential to people, communities, ecosystems, and our cultural wellbeing. IrrigationNZ 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 from the 7-9 of 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 a welcome drinks function. 

IrrigationNZ’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. 

Registrations are now open. We look forward to seeing you there!

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latest News

Transforming the Future of Water Use with Tech

The second day of Conference will certainly keep the momentum going, kicking straight off with our second keynote speaker. Dr Seth Laurenson, AgResearch, will join us to explore transforming landscapes using digital technologies and

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A Keynote All the Way from Kansas

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speakers

The industry's Best

Hayley Atwell

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James Lax

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Alex Macqueen

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Eloise Webb

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Ben Chaplin

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Gareth Mason

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Innovation Award

Rewarding Innovation

A $2,500 cash prize will be awarded for ‘The Best Innovation, Discovery or Achievement that makes a positive contribution, impact or benefit to irrigation in NZ’. This Award is to celebrate, encourage and promote innovation, and the positive things being undertaken in our communities with and as a result of irrigation. It’s about ordinary people doing extraordinary things on – farms, schemes, in business or supporting service industries. 

The 2020 INZ Innovation Awards are proudly sponsored by Ballance Agri-Nutrients.

ABOUT THE EXPO​

IrrigationNZ Expo

A major feature of the Conference will be the Conference Expo. The Irrigation Exhibition sites have historically sold quickly. The area offers you the chance to come and browse the latest products on the market, from the cutting edge in innovation to the staples, the Expo is a must all involved in innovation, farming and agri-business.

If you are interested in exhibiting with us this year, take a look at the opportunities available and get in touch with the team today.

Trade exhibitors

Exhibitor Information

Joining us as an exhibitor this year?
You will find everything you need to know here, from floorplans to Health & Safety requirements. 

our sponsors

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