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The EIA held its autumn Irrigation Forum on October 8, 2021
The European Irrigation Association (EIA) organized last week  on October 10 a Virtual Irrigation Forum, followed by its General Assembly. The Forum this time was dedicated to the themes of sustainability and technological innovation....
EIA Working Group 2 (Urban Landscape) held a meeting on September 12, 2021
It was decided by the group to develop 5 topics of interest, and to and to divide the work among the different participants : The need of green areas in urban environments....
EIA Working Group 6 (Communication) held its third Meeting on September 10, 2021
Third  Working Group 6 meeting was held on September 10 and had 5 participants: Fleur Martin - EIA (leader), Vicky Barbouti - Rivulis, Céline Palvadeau - Netafim France and Keith Bellin - Irritec. Different topics were discussed during this meeting.    Redesigning the EIA website : Prototype....
Welcome to Ritec !
RITEC is a company established in 1994, specialized in the design, manufacture and installation of all types of fertigation, climate control and humidification equipment, as well as the implementation of turnkey irrigation projects, both for greenhouse and open field crops....
EIA Working Group 1 (Sustainable agriculture) held its second meeting on June 24, 2021
Topic of interest of this group : Promotion of correct management of water as part of the solution for food demand, water and energy saving and an important contribution to development of agriculture (and not like a problem!) Definition of a standard model to calculate savings in water, energy, fertilizers and production increase, for each type of...
Alastair Higgs appointed as Europe Service Manager by Rain Bird
Beginning his career as a greenkeeper at Calcot Park in 2000, Alastair joined American Golf UK in 2004, before becoming Head Greenkeeper at Donnington Valley Golf Club, and then Course Manager at Windlesham Golf Club...
Objectives of WG2 : Elaboration of a White Paper, focus on why to use irrigation on the green areas
After present the content of the slides was agreed to not focus on water scarcity as it maybe a negative message despite we may not skip it. It was also agreed that each one will think and send some key points that we should develop....
The second meeting of EIA work group Training and Knowledge transfer took place on 29 June 2021.
The objective of the meeting was to review the proposed models for Training of irrigation professionals and decide on models and training courses which will have priority attention of the group. Other forms of knowledge transfer were not specifically discussed at this meeting and will be part of agenda in some of the future meetings....
Aquamatic joined EIA as member
Based in Portugal, Aquamatic is  an importer and official representative of Rain Bird, Hitachi Gardens, Unidelta, Bauer (Austria), K-Rain, Antelco, Arag and other brands. Aquamatic also carry professional irrigation products from Hunter, Toro, Nelson and many others...
Second meeting of EIA Working Group 6 : redesigning the website
Second Working Group 6 meeting held on June 29 and had 4 participants: Fleur Martin - EIA (leader), Vicky Barbouti - Rivulis, Céline Palvadeau - Netafim France, and Keith Bellin - Irritec. Different topics were discussed during this meeting
Emrgy joined EIA as member
Emrgy is redefining hydropower to be characterized by the same the attributes that catalyzed the exponential growth of the wind and solar power industries in recent decades: modularity and flexibility....
The kick-off teleconference of the EIA work group Training and Knowledge transfer took place on 20 May 2021.
The discussion started with reviewing the history of EIA involvement in education and certification of irrigation professionals and the lessons learned over more than two decades of providing training courses and CLIA (Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor) training and certification.It was acknowledged that knowledge transfer to irrigation professionals remains among the most important roles of the association, especially at...