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PROGRAM


Monday 23rd May 2016

Hospitality Suite 1

9.00am 2.00pm

2.30pm - 4.30pm

4.00pm - 6.00pm

3.00pm - 6.00pm

6.00pm - 8.00pm

IAL Board Meeting (Closed meeting)

Special Interest Groups

IAL Special General Meeting (Open to IAL financial members only)

Early Conference Registration (open to ALL)

Welcome Function - Light Refreshments (open to ALL)

Tuesday 24th May 2016

7.30am - 6.00pm

9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Open

Exhibition Open

Clarendon Auditorium

8.30am - 8.45am

IAL Welcome

Ian Atkinson, Conference Chair

Chief Executive Officer, International RiverFoundation

Andrew Ogden, IAL Chairman

Managing Director, Western Irrigation

Bryan Ward

Chief Executive Officer, IAL

8.45am – 9.00am

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Commonwealth)


9.00am – 9.45am

Increasing Irrigation to Provide the Food Bowl in Asia

John Elliott, Australian Businessman and Former President of the Liberal Party, and Former President of Carlton Football Club

9.45am – 10.30am

Disruption, Investment & Accountability in the Water Sector

Graham Hawke, Deputy Director, Environment and Research Division, Bureau Of Meteorology

10.30am - 11.00pm

Morning Tea - Exhibition Show Floor

11.00am – 12.00pm Concurrent Session 1

20 mins URBAN

Room: Clarendon C

20 mins Green Building Irrigation -One Central

Park - Award winning landscape/building

scale irrigation

John Gransbury, Partner Hydro-Plan Pty

Ltd

SUPPLY CHANNELS

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

Use of Bituminous Geomembranes in

Canal Construction for Irrigation Projects

Robert McIlwraith, General Manager, Axter

Australia and New Zealand

SMARTER IRRIGATION FOR PROFIT

Room: Clarendon D&E

Smarter Irrigation for Profit Seminar

Monique White, Agricultural Consultant,

Project Leader: Smarter Irrigation: Optimised

Dairy Irrigation Farms, and Dairy Australia

Land Water and Carbon Technical Specialist

Moving from simple timing to precision

irrigation - outline of sensing technology

Joseph Foley

20 mins Green Space Water Supply - Irrigation

Green Space - Water Supply Challenges

and Options

Geoff Connellan, Principal Consultant, G &

M Connellan Consultants

Coated Fabric Geomembranes

Mike Sadlier, Civil Engineer, Geosynthetic

Consultants Australia

Monitoring CP irrigation performance in

Australian Dairy industry - soil moisture

Monique White, Agricultural Consultant,

Project Leader: Smarter Irrigation: Optimised

Dairy Irrigation Farms, and Dairy Australia

Land Water and Carbon Technical Specialist


Dairy CP irrigation measurement of water

& energy & data handling

Dr James Hills, Research Fellow Tasmania

Institute of Agricultures Dairy Centre

Alternative Water Recycled- Beneficial

Effluent Reuse – Lessons Learnt from the

NSW Experience

Andrew Porter, Environment Leader -

Sydney GHD

NIWA Channel Management Systems

Rod McKay, Group Manager Instrument

Systems, NIWA

Volumetric measurement systems in

surface irrigation systems

Malcolm Gillies

Panel Session

12.00pm – 1.30pm

Lunch - Exhibition Show Floor

1.30pm – 2.30pm Concurrent Session 1

URBAN

Room: Clarendon C

Efficiency Program - The Case For Water

Efficiency: Smart Approved Water Mark

Chris Philpot, Chief Executive Officer,

Smart Approved WaterMark

SUPPLY CHANNELS

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

Exporting Irrigation Products and

Services into North Asia: What Australia's

FTAs mean for you

Michael Growder, Assistant Secretary, FTA

Outreach Unit, Free Trade Agreement

Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and

Trade, Australian Government partnering

with Austrade

SMARTER IRRIGATION FOR PROFIT

Room: Clarendon D&E

Advancing from remote control through to

full irrigation system autonopmy outline

Joseph Foley

Sugarcane automation in the Burdenkin

Steve Attard

Surface irrigation automation in southern

cotton & grain systems

John Smith, Research Officer Irrigation, NSW

Department Primary Industry, Yanco

Automation on my sugar cane farm

Aaron Linton

VARIwise capabilities and whole of season


optimisation

Dr Alison McCarthy, Research Fellow

(Mechatronic and Irrigation Engineering)

National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture

(NCEA)

2.30pm – 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea - Exhibition Show Floor

3.00pm – 5.00pm Concurrent Session 2

20 mins URBAN

Room: Clarendon C

20 mins Water Strategy - Foothills Water Proofing

Strategy

Daniel John Nelson, Shire of Kalamunda

20 mins Systems Performance - Efficient and

Effective Irrigation Systems - From

Design to Installation – A Case Study and

Comparison of Three Irrigation Systems

Paul Lamble, Senior Sustainable Living

Officer Lake Macquarie City Council

Rex Sullings, Principal and Senior,

Consultant Aqueduct Consultancy

20 mins Water Performance Reporting - How to

Successfully Inform on Efficient

Irrigation and Water Use. A Local

Government Experience

Richard Dilena, Irrigation Officer, City of

Greater Geelong

NEW TECHNOLOGY

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

Using the IrriSAT App to Improve on-farm

Water Management

John Hornbuckle, Associate Professor,

Centre for Regional and Rural Features

Deakin University

Mobile Phone APP - Pipeline Hydraulic

Optimiser HYDRopz

Robert Welke, Managing Director

Tallemenco Pty Ltd

Analysis of Rainfall Distribution Emitted

by an Impact Sprinkler using Particle

Tracking Velocimetry (PTV)

M. I. Jesus Felix, PhD student Inter-

American Water Resources Center (CIRA)

IRRIGATION SCHEMES

Room: Clarendon D&E

A Practical Approach to Asset Management

in Irrigation Schemes

Colin Bendall, Service Delivery, Manager

Irrigation Systems, SunWater Limited

Effective Management of Brackish

Irrigation Water for a Network of Farms

along a River by Considering Soil-Water-

Plant Feedback Mechanisms

Dr. Syed Hamid Shah, Director, Water

Management Research Center, University of

Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

NIWA Irrigation Systems on the Rangitata

River New Zealand

Rod McKay, Group Manager Instrument

Systems, NIWA


20 mins Technology SMS - Influence of Soil

Texture on 2D Water Infiltration Under

Turf Using Sentek Drill & Drop

Capacitance Probes

Michael Dalton, Research Scientist, Sentek

UAV Aerial Imaging Saves Cost, Improves

Yields

Philip Lyons, Chief Executive Officer,

Falcon UAV

The future of Irrigation District

Management: Big Data, Analytics and

Business Intelligence at Murrumbidgee

Irrigation

Peter Brew, Strategy and Corporate

Development, ADASA

20 mins Technology/Drainage Turf - Sub-Surface

Drainage of Sports Ovals - Think outside

the Circle

Greg Farrell, Development Manager

Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd

Use of Agricultural ‘Plastics’ to Improve

Water Use Efficiency in Irrigated

Cropping Systems

Keith Bristow, Team Leader CSIRO

Agriculture

Efficiency gain from irrigation

modernisation investments: learnings from

farm case studies in northern Victoria

Rabi Maskey, Senior Irrigation Extension

Officer, Victorian Department of Economic

Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

(DEDJTR) Victoria

Technology Sub Irrigation - Moistube

Technology Delivering Significant Water

Reductions while Greening the Desert in

the UAE

Tony Wheeler, Managing Director,

Envirogrower

Monitoring Crop Water Use and Variation

at a Farm and Field Scale-Irrieye

Italy/Irriscan Australia Experiences from

Italy and Australia

Carlo De Michele, Engineer, Chief

Executive Officer, Ariespace

Sunraysia Modernisation Project -

Delivering the Package

Danny Grzan, Regional Manager, Northwest

Victoria, Principal Civil Engineer GHD

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Happy Hour Networking - Exhibition Show Floor

7.00pm – 11.00pm

Industry Gala Dinner and IAL Awards Presentation (Ticket Required) – held at Showtime Events Centre


Wednesday 25th May 2016

7.30am – 5.30am

8.00am – 9.00am

9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Open

AgriTech Networking Breakfast – Concourse Foyer

Exhibition open

Clarendon Auditorium

9.00am – 9.05am

Welcome speakers

Ian Atkinson, Conference Chair

Chief Executive Officer, International RiverFoundation

9:05am – 9:35am

Topic coming soon

Phillip Glyde, Chief Executive, Murray –Darling Basin Authority

9:35am – 10:05am

An update on Commonwealth initiatives in water – from northern Australia to the Murray Darling Basin and beyond

Richard McLoughlin, Assistant Secretary, Water Resources, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

10:00am - 10:45am

Morning Tea - Exhibition Show Floor

Room: Clarendon C

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

10.45am - 11:25am

Commonwealth Investment in the Riverland - an Industry

Viewpoint

Peter Duggin, Presiding Member, Renmark Irrigation Trust

Soil Water Monitoring: What are we getting wrong?

Richard Stirzaker, Principal Research Scientist CSIRO Agriculture

11.30am - 12.10pm Concurrent Session 3

ON FARM

Room: Clarendon C

ON FARM

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

WATER SOURCES

Room: Clarendon D&E

20 mins Irrigation of Young Pears: Effects of Preventing Soil Cracking, Acidification Beneficial Effluent Reuse – Lessons Learnt


Emitter Type and Scheduling Frequency

Dr Ian Goodwin, Research Manager-

Horticulture Department of Economic

Development, Jobs, Transport and

Resources (DEDJTR) Victoria

20 mins Effects of Varying the Timing of Salt

Stress on Almonds Irrigated with

Recycled Wastewater

Tim Pitt, Research Scientist- SARDI Water

Resources, SA Research and Development

Institute (SARDI)

and Salinisation through Improved

Irrigation Efficiency and Strategies

Michael Cutting, Principal Project Officer-

Land & Water Management , Natural

Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin

High Yielding Irrigated Cereal and Canola

Production

Tony Napier, Research and Development

Agronomist (Irrigated) NSW Department of

Primary Industries

From the NSW Experience

Andrew Porter, Environment Leader -

Sydney GHD

Financial sustainability of irrigation

operations

Michael Renehan, Chief Executive Officer,

Murray Irrigation

Room: Clarendon C

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

12.15pm - 1.00pm

Where Next For Tasmania's Irrigation Industry

Chris Thompson, Managing Director, Macquarie Franklin

Looking backwards to the future

Jeremy Cape, Irrigation Consultant

1.00pm - 1.45pm

1.15pm - 2.00pm

Lunch - Exhibition Show Floor

Exhibition Networking - Exhibition Show Floor

2.00pm - 3.00pm Concurrent Session 4

BIG PICTURE

Room: Clarendon C

20 mins Regulating Water Use for Food Security

or Industry? Case Studies from the Ord

River Irrigation Area and the Liverpool

Plains

Madeleine Hartley, Solicitor, Kingfisher

Law

20 mins The Effect of Pressurised Irrigation

Technologies on the Life-Cycle Climate

Change Impact of Crops

FISHWAYS

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

Management of Fishways in Queensland

Gordon Delaney, Manager Environment &

Water Planning, SunWater

Fish Passage at Little Murray Weir –

Modifications to Achieve Environmental

Outcomes

WATER SOURCES

Room: Clarendon D&E

Can I Treat my On-Farm Storm Water and

Re-Use it Safely on a High Value Crop?

Luke Jewell, Irrigation Development

(Intensive and recycled) NSW DPI

Floating Covers for Multiple Functions

Mike Sadlier, Civil Engineer, Geosynthetic


Mehdi Hedayati, Research Officer- Lifecycle

Assessment, NSW Department of Primary

Industries

20 mins AquaCrop Model Simulation for Water

Productivity of Teff (Eragrostic tef), a

case study in the Central Rift Valley of

Ethiopia

Yenesew Mengiste PhD, Assistant

Professor, Head of Pre-Engineering and

Common Course Office, Addis Ababa

University Institute of Technology (AAiT)

Thomas Ewing, Senior Engineer, GHD

Panel Discussion:

Topic: Building and Managing Fishways

Open Discussion

Gordon Delaney, Manager Environment &

Water Planning, SunWater

Thomas Ewing, Senior Engineer, GHD

Consultants Australia

Beneficial Use of Coal Seam Water in

Agriculture in Queensland

David Monckton, PhD student, University of

Queensland

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea - Exhibition Show Floor

3.30pm - 4.30pm Concurrent Session 5

BIG PICTURE

Room: Clarendon C

20 mins A Review of Current Irrigation

Technology in the Australian Vegetable

Industry

Luke Jewell, Irrigation Development

(Intensive and Recycled) NSW DPI

EFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

Sustaining the Basin: Irrigated Farm

Modernisation and Early Adoption of

NSW Interim Water Meter standards

Peter Verwey, Project Officer, Sustaining

The Basin: Irrigated Farm Modernisation,

NSW Department of Primary Industries

ON FARM

Room: Clarendon D&E

Energy Efficiency for Burdekin Irrigators

Michael Scobie, Senior Research Engineer,

National Centre for Engineering in

Agriculture, University of Southern

Queensland West St Toowoomba

20 mins The Future of Broad-acre Spray Irrigation

Moving Forward, Looking Back

Richard Rowlands, Managing Director

Independent Irrigation

Irrigation services northern Victoria:

whole farm planning, system case studies

and modernisation

John Bourchier, Department of Economic

Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Investigation of Pump Efficiency on

Irrigation Systems in Queensland

Ian McGregor, Development Manager, Ergon

Energy

Axel Braunsberger, Principal Engineer Energy

Systems, Ergon Energy


20 mins Market Intermediaries and the

Emergence of Financial Derivatives in

the Water Market

Michael Valli, Independent Researcher

Sustaining the Basin: Irrigation Farm

Modernisation - for improved water use

efficiency

Michael Grabham, Team Leader, NSW

Department of Primary Industries,

Agriculture

Rural Water Use Efficiency Initiative, On

Farm Water Management in the Great

Barrier Reef Catchments

Karen Murday, Senior Project Officer, Water

Use, Department of Natural Resources and

Water

5.00pm

Exhibition Closes

5.00pm

Evening at Leisure

Thursday 26th May 2016

7.30am – 8.45am

Registration Open

9.00am - 5.00pm

Exhibition Open

Hospitality Suite 1

9.00am – 9.05am

Welcome speaker

Ian Atkinson, Conference Chair,

Chief Executive Officer , International RiverFoundation

9.05am – 9.35am

Irrigation and the Environment Mutually Exclusive Bedfellows or a Marriage Made in Heaven?

Andrew Curtis

Chief Executive Officer, Irrigation New Zealand

9.35am - 10.35am Concurrent Session 6

BIG PICTURE

Room: Clarendon C

20 mins Outline the current direction and

objectives of IAL with the goal of creating

a Centre of Irrigation Excellence

EFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

Impact of incentives for on-farm

irrigation upgrades on water use

efficiency and production: Victorian

Farm Water Program

ON FARM

Room: Clarendon D&E

Determining the spatial variability of

irrigation requirements

Dr Alison McCarthy, Research Fellow


Bryan Ward, Chief Executive Officer, IAL

Geoff Harvey, National Training and

Marketing Manager, IAL

20 min Outline the current direction and

objectives of IAL with the goal of creating

a Centre of Irrigation Excellence

Bryan Ward, Chief Executive Officer, IAL

Geoff Harvey, National Training and

Marketing Manager, IAL

20 mins Outline the current direction and

objectives of IAL with the goal of creating

a Centre of Irrigation Excellence

Bryan Ward, Chief Executive Officer, IAL

Geoff Harvey, National Training and

Marketing Manager, IAL

Andy McAllister, Senior Research Scientist,

Department of Economics Development,

Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)

Victoria

Sustaining the Basin: Changes in farm

productivity in the Macquarie Valley,

Australia

Bill Williamson, Project Officer STBIFM

NSW DPI Agriculture

On-farm transformation of the Macalister

Irrigation District – Celebrating 15 years

of the MID Irrigation Efficiency

Incentives Program

Anthony Goode, Lands Programs

Coordinator, West Gippsland Catchment

Management Authority

(Mechatronic and Irrigation Engineering)

National Centre for Engineering in

Agriculture (NCEA)

Assessing Irrigation System Capacity in

Horticulture, Dairy and Sugarcane in

Queensland

Michael Scobie, Senior Research Engineer,

National Centre for Engineering in

Agriculture, University of Southern

Queensland West St Toowoomba

Effect of bay surface modification on

water ponding time in border-check

irrigation - a field study

Amjed Hussain, Research Scientist-

Irrigation Hydrology, Department of

Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and

Resources, Victoria

10.35am - 11.15am

Morning Tea - Exhibition Show Floor

11.15am - 12.15pm Concurrent Session 6

BIG PICTURE

Room: Clarendon C

20 mins Irrigation by the numbers - a snapshot of

agricultural water use data in Australia

Steven May, Assistant Director,

Environmental Statistics, Australian Bureau

of Statistics

ON FARM

Room: Clarendon Auditorium

Subsurface Drip Irrigation of Maize

Andrew Pollard, Victoria, New South Wales

and Tasmania Manager, NETAFIM

ON FARM

Room: Clarendon D&E

Alternative designs for border-check

irrigation bays

Mike Morris, Senior Research Scientist -

Irrigation Hydrology, Department of

Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and

Resources, Victoria Australia


20 mins Water information and water market

Matthew Walker, Water Markets Unit Head

Bureau of Meteorology

20 mins Panel discussion: Water information, who

needs what?

Matthew Walker, Water Markets unit Head,

Bureau of Meteorology

Steven May, Assistant Director,

Environmental statistic, Australian bureau

of Statistics

Timely evapotranspiration service lifts

farm water productivity

Robert O’Connor, Senior Irrigation

Extension Officer, Department of Economic

Development, Jobs, Transport and

Resources (DEDJTR) Victoria

Dennis Watson, Irrigation Officer, DEDJTR

and Maxine Schache, Irrigation Extension

Officer (DEDJTR)

Irrigation Scheduling with Augmented

Reality

Michael Scobie, Senior Research Engineer,

National Centre for Engineering in

Agriculture, University of Southern

Queensland West St Toowoomba

Improving the performance of border

check irrigation pasture with a

modernised delivery system: research to

extension

Amjed Hussain, Research Scientist-

Irrigation Hydrology, Department of

Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and

Resources, Victoria

Panel discussion: Where to next for border

check irrigation?

Amjed Hussain, Research Scientist –

Irrigation Hydrology, Department of

Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and

Resources, Victoria

Mike Morris, Senior Research Scientist –

Irrigation Hydrology, Department of

Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and

Resources, Victoria

12.15pm – 1.00pm

Environment Irrigation - Putting it into Practice

Ian Atkinson, Conference Chair

Chief Executive Officer, International RiverFoundation

1.00pm – 2.00pm

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Lunch - Exhibition Show Floor

Exhibition Networking

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delegate under such changes.

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