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leaders for an update on IA’s strategic initiatives, industry awards and the announcement of the new product contest winners.

In addition to all this, attendees will be able to find smart solutions to help their businesses. As the largest irrigation exhibition, the 2016 Irrigation Show will include the latest and greatest in water management components, systems and services.

The Drought Summit was a huge success in Long Beach, California in 2015, and will be back again this year on Dec. 9. This summit will be a joint venture with NGWA. Stay tuned for more details.

The Irrigation Show and Education Conference is the place for educa- tion and networking, but all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The conference kicks off Dec. 6 at the opening night party sponsored by Franklin Electric. This party is the perfect spot for attendees to catch up with colleagues while enjoying light fare.

The Women in Irrigation Social will be a morning event held Dec. 7. This special event is designed for likeminded businesswomen for information sharing, mentoring and coaching.

Join award-winning filmmaker Conrad Weaver for a special screening of his newest docu- mentary, Thirsty Land, on Dec. 7, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Thirsty Land is the story about extreme drought, agriculture and the water crisis in the Western United States and how these chal- lenges impact farmers, communities and the environment. For more information about the documentary, visit

At the close of the show Dec. 8, come relax and unwind at the closing night reception. Get a taste of Florida for next year’s show in Orlando while reminiscing about the good times had in Las Vegas.

Registration for the Irrigation Show and Education conference is open. Visit for more information and to register.


American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association

Keynote Speaker – Peter McCornick, PhD, PE, D.WRE

The keynote presentation, hosted by both IA and NGWA, will feature Peter McCornick, PhD, PE, D.WRE. McCornick is the deputy director general for research at the International Water Management Institute, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and later this year will take the reins at the Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

His educational background is comprised of doctoral and masters degrees in water resources and irrigation engineering from Colorado State University, and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

McCornick has accumulated numerous accolades from universities and organizations worldwide throughout his 30 plus years of experience in international water policy, water resources management and climate adaptation. He has successfully worked across a

range of cultures in many critical river basins where he focuses on improving the understanding and sustainable management of water resources. McCornick has contributed to over 30 peer reviewed publications over his illustrious career, and regularly presents at major international events.

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