Pollinator: Innovation to Improve Water Management

Easton Campus, Easton and Otley College, Norwich NR9 5DX

13 September, 2018

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Managing water continues to be a major challenge, ensuring the right amount in the right place at the right time. Access to water can dictate farming regimes and influence crop performance, and regulation around water management are driving investment in new solutions, both on and off-farm.

Here we’ll be considering innovative products, services and practices to help re-use, recycle and retain water in the farming ecosystem. With an emphasis on the practical aspects of water management, we’ll be looking at topics such as smart irrigation, monitoring of leaks, soil moisture retention and water storage options.

With speakers confirmed from Verdesian, Anglian Water, the Norfolk Rivers Trust and Cranfield University, book now for the chance to understand more about new solutions to manage one of our most precious and unpredictable resources.


16.00     Arrival, registration and coffee

16.20     Welcome and introduction

Paul Hammett, National Specialist, Water Resources, National Farmers’ Union

16.30    Coping with droughts and abstraction reform – innovations in irrigation management and technology

Prof Jerry Knox, Professor of Agricultural Water Management, Cranfield Water Science Institute (CWSI), Cranfield University

16.50    Title TBC

Steve Moncaster, Supply Demand Strategy Manager, Anglian Water

17.10   Innovative on-farm solutions to Improve water quality 

Ed Bramham-Jones, Farm Advisor, Norfolk Rivers’ Trust

17.30    Improving N&P Fertiliser Efficiency – is it worth it?

Nigel Jupe,  Chief ExecutiveVerdesian Ltd

17.55     Making Drip Irrigation Work For You

Andrew Howseman,  MD Howseman Agriculture Ltd

18.10     Panel Discussion

18.30     Networking

19.00     Event close

Booking & Cost:

This event is FREE for members of Agri-Tech East, and £35 for non-members. Please note the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

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Pollinators are Agri-Tech East’s regular network meetings. We want to ignite discussions between participants rather than lecture, with people from all sectors and disciplines welcome—whether you’re a grower, a researcher, or entrepreneur, come along and join in!

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