Conference Program


Conference Theme:

Innovative and Sustainable Agri-water Management: 
Adapting to a Variable and Changing Climate

Sub-theme 1: Competing Water Demands

  • Socioeconomic value of irrigation
  • Irrigation and water resources management in transboundary basins
  • Water-Food-Energy nexus
  • Mechanisms and strategies for managing competing water demands

Sub-theme 2: Resilient Agriculture - Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

  • Climate change and its impact on agriculture, irrigation and drainage 
  • Irrigation, drainage and flood control strategies for resilient economic development
  • Climate smart agriculture and innovative technologies for enhancing water use efficiency

Sub-theme 3: Irrigation and Drainage in Perspective

  • Irrigation and water footprint
  • Water reuse and water quality management
  • Alternative strategies for irrigation infrastructure development
  • Drainage and flood control strategies for environmental benefits

Note: The language of the conference will be English

Important Dates

International Conference

12-16 August 2018

69th International Executive Council Meeting

12-17 August 2018

Post-Conference Tour

18-21 August 2018


15 June 2018: Deadline to take advantage of Early Bird discounts

30 June 2018: Deadline to book a seat on pre-, technical and post-conference tours

Call for Abstracts - Closed

Hotel Reservation

13 July 2018: Deadline to guarantee conference rate at selected hotels


There is still exhibition space available. Book today!


Abbreviated Pocket Agenda-at-a-Glance


Semi-detailed Agenda-at-a-Glance


 Several TOURS are planned to highlight irrigation technology, infrastructure, agriculture research and culture in and around Saskatoon.

Conference Supporters and Exhibitors

Conference Supporters


City of Saskatoon Link        tourism saskatoon canada logo 1       SK govt logo 2        MPE Link       

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BRID LOGO   Government of Canada wordmark
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Conference Exhibitors

tourism saskatoon canada logo 1      SK govt logo 2
     MPE Link       Kisters       IWS Link
hoskin logo big   CWRA Logo   SIPA logo   Irrigation Australia Ltd Logo ICID final v4   GWF FCLG Horizontal
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