EIA Irrigation Forum – Spring 2023

30 Mar 2023 - 30 Mar 2023 | 16:30 - 18:30 | virtual event
EIA Irrigation Forum – Spring 2023
30 Mar 2023 - 30 Mar 2023 | 16:30 - 18:30 | virtual event

The European Irrigation Association invites you to attend its virtual forum on 30 March, 2023


Main topic : Irrigated urban vegetation to mitigate heat waves in cities.




The next European Irrigation Association (EIA) Forum will be held online on 30 March 2023 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm CET.




At the time of accelerated global change in various aspects of business, politics and social life, the opportunities to exchange between water & irrigation experts is becoming more and more important. This is the purpose of the EIA’s Irrigation Forums.

The Irrigation Forum is a gathering event held four times a year with the aim to cover a range of relevant topics concerning the Irrigation Sector in Europe.

In a context of increasing water scarcity and more intense and frequent urban heat wave episodes, how can we adapt to this new reality?  The adequate management of urban spaces becomes essential and one approach that can be employed is the irrigated urban vegetation

As well as the professional program, the forum also provides an opportunity for the participants to meet each other (these time virtually…) and to strengthen their network with European colleagues.

The Irrigation Forum is an event open to all industry professionals and visitors who are interested in technology, sustainability & innovation in the irrigation sector.



  1. Introduction by EIA President, Moshi Berenstein.
  2. Welcome to the new members, EIA Communication Officer, Fleur Martin
  3. Guest Speaker: Martina Garcia de Cezar, Engineer in sanitation and environment (UFSC), PhD student (INRAE UMR G-Eau Montpellier and AgroParisTech) : “Irrigated urban vegetation to mitigate heat waves in cities: Concepts and methodology of analysis”. We will introduce the notion of urban climate, to challenge irrigation practice and propose ways to support decision making for a better adaptation to climate change.  This to ensure the positive effect of vegetation on population’s quality of life. 
  4. Innovation & Technology session – Coralie Tavassoli, Urbasense : « Agronomic reasoning of trees watering in the city to facilitate their cooling effects ». Using water potential sensor and data analysis allows evaluating, or managing, root activity and development. The amount of water supplied by irrigation can then be adjusted to manage the “root drying volume” with great accuracy. Such methodology will be illustrated from the example of Garibaldi Boulevard in the city of Lyon (Fr).
  5. Open session for Q&A.




The conference will be held in English. The participation is free of charge and you are welcome to send the invitation to your colleagues.

For more information please contact us at: communication@irrigationeurope.eu

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