Irrigation Australia Ltd was founded in 2007, following the merger of ANCID and Irrigation Australia Association and is Australia’s peak national organisation representing the Australian irrigation industry in all sectors from water users, consultants, designers and installers through to educational institutions, government, manufacturers and retailers. IAL is also the Australian representative body of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). ICID was established in 1950 as a non-profit, non-governmental international organisation with headquarters in New Delhi, India. Irrigation Australia is a member based, not-for-profit, organisation with its national office in Sydney Australia. To learn more visit the ICID Website, to view their upcoming events click here
To lead the Australian irrigation industry towards professionalism, sustainability, profitability and accountability.
IAL is committed to achieving its aim of being the representative body of a nationally and regionally recognised irrigation industry, developing the professionalism, sustainability, profitability and accountability of the Australian irrigation industry
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At IAL we are committed to leading the irrigation industry into the future by providing, regulating and facilitating education and certification program that improve the industry standards and provide practical solutions for the efficient use of water in irrigation. IAL also hosts the biennial Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition which offers seminars on essential irrigation topics with key speakers from government, agriculture, and horticulture, as well as environmental and landscape industries. A major industry trade show is also held in conjunction with the conference which provides a great opportunity for our industry colleagues to meet and learn more about new industry products, services and technology available. Future trends in water supply and irrigation are demonstrated at this internationally recognised Conference. The 2018 IAL Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Sydney International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour Sydney from 5 to 7 June 2018. Additionally, IAL has been active in the areas of education and certification, We also has represent our members at Federal policy level, working closely with other organisations such as the National Water Commission, the Australia Water Association, Water Services Association of Australia and other stakeholder groups to meet the major challenges facing our planets most valuable resource - water.
IAL also will continue to produce and improve a number of publications including its flagship – Irrigation Australia Journal, the leading quarterly industry publication covering irrigation issues in Australia and their monthly E-newsletter. We encourage all industry stakeholders to join Irrigation Australia to support the sustainable future of our important industry.