IWRA Webinar N°45

How Water Improves Agriculture: Advances in
climate responsive irrigation for sustainability and productivity.
August 26


This webinar looked at the role of water in the sustainability of concentrated food production systems. As increased and concentrated food production, drought, famine, and related equity concerns begin to take a more advanced place in our public discussion, it is important to emphasise the role that water can play to address humanities need to eat. The panellists in this webinar focused on improved water use efficiency in open cropping, protected cropping and precinct planning in the Oceania region.

The webinar was a collaboration between the International Water Resources Association, the IWRA Oceania Chapter, the University of New South Wales’ Global Water Institute, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Future Food Systems, Australia.

Topics include:

  • Improved water use efficiency through demand driven irrigation
  • Next-generation protected cropping facilities: survey of global innovation trends and R&D opportunities
  • Australian agrifood hubs, Industry cluster and precinct approaches


  • David Eyre, CEO,  Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre, 
  • Valeria Lima, Research Scientist, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Bunbury, Western Australia

Presentations to come soon! 

IWRA Webinars constitute an additional resource designed to help our members, academics, dedicated practitioners, and policy professionals further explore these and other timely themes engaging in fruitful discussions, also aligned with the international water agenda and in close collaboration with key partners.