The General Assembly opened with the presentation of the new Internet site of the European Irrigation Association. The more accessible and diversified content forms a part of the educational and informative approach required by the EIA. The irrigation professionals will now be able to access our site with ease and find a reliable source of information for issues such as the European legislation currently in force or even the different means available for saving on water. The members present have agreed to maintain this momentum and expand their physical and digital presence in 2020.
Has also been evoqued the EIA participation to the CEN, the standardization committee in Bruxelles. EIA recently joined two committees: the TC 234 and TC 144. So from now, EIA members will be aware of existing standards which are developed by the standardization committees. The EIA invites agricultural irrigation manufacturers and key players in pivot industry to join the association. We will put basic informations on the website, and send the details to the members by email.
The next day, The EIA presented for the first time an examination aimed at those professionals who wish to test their knowledge on the subject of automatic irrigation in Europe. The successful participants received an official diploma with the wording “EIA automatic irrigation proficiency label”. For this first round, thirty or so participants answered the questionnaire.