2019 Water & Irrigation Conference List

Feb 3, 2019 | Uncategorized

2019’s Water & Irrigation conferences!

With regional droughts, political changes, shifting markets, and every-changing weather, discussions on water resources, management, safety, and delivery will be a top priority for many of us. Here is a list of this year’s conferences on irrigation and water issues, particularly those related to agriculture, sorted by date. Let us know if we missed any events that should be added here.

7th Annual Operations & Management Training Workshop

January 23-24
Phoenix, AZ
Water Strategies LLC

This year’s theme is “Constant Improvement Through Training.” We will have increased emphasis on training and assisting irrigation districts and water agencies to foster cultures of safety and constant improvement. Our workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for general managers and directors of irrigation districts and water agencies to discuss ideas and exchange information on a variety of district operations and management-related issues, to build out-of-state working relationships, and to learn from their peers.

52nd Annual Mid-Pacific Region Water Users’ Conference

January 23-25, 2019
Reno, Nevada

The Mid-Pacific Region Water Users’ Conference is an annual conference attended by Managers, Directors, O&M
Personnel, Consultants, and Government Agency Representatives from districts served by the United States Bureau of
Reclamation facilities in California, Nevada, and Oregon.

CII 57TH Annual Conference

February 4-5
Sacramento Valley, CA
California Irrigation Institute

The primary purpose of the California Irrigation Institute is to host an annual conference on California water issues, water use efficiency, water quality and surface and groundwater management. The conference features leading water industry experts, government agency heads, water district managers, innovative farmers and vendors with leading water saving products. The sessions aim to discuss research results and practical field experience.

Esri Water GIS Conference

February 4-6
Nashville, TN
Water Strategies LLC

Every activity at the Esri Water Conference is focused on helping water organizations get the most out of their investment in ArcGIS.

Puget Sound Region Agricultural Drainage Conference

February 6
Puyallup, WA
WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

The first Puget Sound Region Agricultural Drainage Conference, hosted by WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be a day for staff and District Commissioners from regional organizations working on agricultural drainage issues to share challenges, solutions, lessons learned, and begin to set the stage for potential future collaborations, research efforts, or conversations. The day will feature interactive panels, relevant discussions, and ample time for networking and meeting folks working on similar issues.

ACWA Annual Washington D.C. Conference

February 26-28
Washington, D.C.
Association of California Water Agencies

Learn firsthand about current priorities of Congress and the Trump administration. Get the latest on infrastructure legislation, 2019 budget and funding for your programs of interest. Meet and join fellow water agencies to show the importance of California water issues. Be in D.C. early to better develop your federal legislative and regulatory strategies.

The Utility Management Conference

March 5-8
Nashville, TN
American Waterworks Association

Water and wastewater managers and professionals will gather to hear the latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, case studies, and research in all aspects of utility management. Come prepared to share your experiences and learn from others in similar situations as we respond to the most pressing management issues of the day.

Iowa Water Conference

March 12-13
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

The Iowa Water Conference is the largest outreach and collaboration effort of the Iowa Water Center and is designed to bring together multi-disciplinary organizations and institutions to discuss relevant water issues across Iowa. The inaugural event in 2006 combined several existing conferences with the purpose of coordinating research and management efforts. Today’s conference draws over 400 attendees and strives to encompass the whole of Iowa’s water landscape including expanding into realms of education and outreach, conservation, policy and regulations.

Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation

March 13-15
Lake Geneva, WI
Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association

Each March, WI Land+Water holds an annual conference to provide valuable networking opportunities, forums to discuss programs, practices, and new ideas with colleagues, a chance to build technical knowledge, and space to be reinspired by the passion for conservation across the state. Our conference provides dozens of valuable, up-to-date professional improvement breakout sessions and training for county staff and supervisors, agency partners, and any conservation professionals across the state. The content of these sessions varies depending on statewide input and current issues, and typically range for agricultural management, wildlife habitat restoration, and urban stormwater practices. The sessions provide Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for technical staff to maintain current licenses and knowledge of best practices in the field.

Law of the Colorado River: Innovation & Collaboration in and Era of Drought

March 21-22
Tucson, AZ
Water Law Institute

Join us in 2019 for an information-packed Conference focused on innovative approaches to protecting and managing the Colorado River. You will hear diverse perspectives from lawyers, engineers, farmers, and other experts representing government, company, and non-governmental (NGO) perspectives.

Federal Water Issues Conference

April 1-3
Washington, D.C.
National Water Resources Association

The mission of the NWRA, through its adopted objectives and resolutions, is to: Promote the development, control, conservation, preservation and utilization of the water resources of the nation, Cooperate with and assist federal, state and local agencies in securing prompt approval of and funding necessary for the construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of water projects, Preserve and promote the rights and interests of the states in their water resources, subject to interstate compacts and treaties. Conduct a public information program and support research programs which will clearly inform the public of the primary and secondary regional and national economic benefits and the great contributions irrigation and other water resources developments make to human needs, including food, recreation, sanitation, power, social progress, and a high quality environment, and to the overall strength and needs of our nation, and establish an objective factual record on the environmental and economic impacts of existing and proposed water resources development projects; present such factual record in appropriate forums; assist, as appropriate and justified, in the defense of water resource development projects; and present testimony before Congress, state legislatures and other legally constituted agencies of government that will lead to the orderly authorization, funding, construction and operation of needed and meritorious projects.

International Conference on Irrigation and Agriculture Water

April 11-12
Venice, Italy
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

International Conference on Irrigation and Agriculture Water aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Irrigation and Agriculture Water. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Irrigation and Agriculture Water.

2019 Water for Food Global Conference

April 29-30
Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska – Water for Food

The conference will convene leading international experts and organizations to discuss “Water for a Hungry World: Innovation in Water and Food Security,” focusing on the next generation of research, smart technology, policy development and best practices that are achieving breakthroughs in this vitally important mission. The conference headlines a week of water and food security-related presentations, side events, networking opportunities and tours.

ACWA 2019 Spring Conference & Exhibition

May 7-10
Monterey, CA
Association of California Water Agencies

ACWA conferences are the premier destination for water industry professionals to learn and connect. Program offerings include Statewide Issue Forums, Town Hall discussions, Region Programs and sessions covering a wide range of topics including groundwater management, water rates issues, crisis communications, affordable drinking water issues, municipal finance, and more.

International Conference on Agricultural Water Conservation and Irrigation Efficiency

May 20-21
Vancouver, Canada
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

International Conference on Agricultural Water Conservation and Irrigation Efficiency aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Agricultural Water Conservation and Irrigation Efficiency. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Agricultural Water Conservation and Irrigation Efficiency.

Water Leaders Summit

June 26-27
Milwaukee, WI
The Water Council

The Water Council’s Water Leaders Summit is an annual water industry conference that brings together water business leaders, governmental entities, academics, entrepreneurs and futurists from around the world for curated conversations about vital current global water challenges and the future of water innovation.

Western Water Seminar

August 7-9
Portland, OR
NWRA

Join the National Water Resources Association (NWRA) at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, OR for this year’s Western Water Seminar.

3rd World Irrigation Forum and 70th IEC Meeting

September 1-7
Bali, Indonesia
USCID

The triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) aims to bring together all the stakeholders involved in irrigation of multi-disciplines and all scales, including the policy makers, experts, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and farmers. It provide a platform for the world irrigation community and interested development professionals to find solutions to problems plaguing the irrigated agriculture, in time of depleting freshwater resources as a result of global warming and climate change.

USCID’s 2019 Conference

November 4-8
Reno, NV 

The Conference will provide a forum for water district staff, irrigation and drainage specialists, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics to share innovative solutions and learn from other’s experiences. Water resources professionals from around the world are also encouraged to attend.

International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation Water Management and Applications

November 5-6
San Francisco, CA
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation Water Management and Applications aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sustainable Irrigation Water Management and Applications. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Sustainable Irrigation Water Management and Applications.

12th International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage

November 5-8
Reno, NV
United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage

The Conference will provide a forum for water district staff, irrigation and drainage specialists, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics to share innovative solutions and learn from other’s experiences. Water resources professionals from around the world are also encouraged to attend.

64th Annual New Mexico Water Conference

November 6-8, 2019
Location: To be announced

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute

The 2018 conference included a Western Water Workshop – Water Law & Policy 101 for Young and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers, Hosted by the National Young Farmers Coalition

NWRA 88th Annual Conference

November 6-8, 2019
Houston, TX
National Water Resources Association

SCE 10th Annual Water Conference

Date To Be Announced (previous conference: November 8, 2018)
Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric proud to sponsor the Annual Water Conference. Join us for this outstanding opportunity to learn, interact, and move forward in the fields of drought management, water efficiency, and energy management practices.

Irrigation Show 2019

December 2-6
Las Vegas, NV
Irrigation Association

2019 Annual OWRC Conference

December 2-6
Hood River, OR
Oregon Water Resource Congress

Conference program includes a multitude of valuable presentations on a range of issues impacting irrigated agriculture, pre & post-conference workshops, diverse vendors, networking with a variety of water professionals, and more!

WSWRA Annual Conference

December 4-6
Spokane, WA
Washington State Water Resources Association

The Washington State Water Resources Association (WSWRA) is the coordinating agency for irrigation districts in Washington State. WSWRA represents over 100 irrigation districts and companies that deliver water to over 1.1 million acres of irrigated agriculture in the state. The association has a 15-member board of directors made up of irrigation district directors and managers.

2019 Annual CRWUA Conference

December 11-13
Las Vegas, NV
Colorado River Water Users Association

Stay tuned for the agenda and speaker list. Approximately 1,000 water leaders, policy makers, and consultants attend the conference each year, so this is an event you will not want to miss!