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Autumn 2022

In this issue:

  • Irrigation Australia Conference Update
  • Irrigation Design for Agriculture
  • Submersible Vs Turbine Pumps
  • New Irrigation Tool for Apple Growers


Training and Professional Development Feature

18 - Your Options for Certification and Training

21 - Certification – Why It Matters

22 - New Certification – Irrigation Systems Auditor

Good Design and Installation Feature

34 - Irrigation design for agriculture

36 - Tasmanian Irrigation – A New Approach to Irrigation Scheme Project Management 

38 - Effects of irrigating with saline water on soil structure

Feature Articles

27 - Surface irrigation – facts vs fiction 

28 - Six months to go to the southern hemisphere’s biggest ever irrigation event 

32 - The Murray–Darling Basin Plan – courts and water use 

53 - New electrical safety standards and marking requirements for submersible pumps 

55 - Working together to rebuild 

Regular Items

2 - Chairman's Message

4 - From the CEO

6 - Technology: Rural

10 - Technology: Urban

14- Research

24 - The Big Issue

41 - IAL News

45 - Around Industry

46 - Professional Development

50 - Contractors Corner

54 - Smart Watermark

56 - State Roundup

58 - Business Feature

59 - Bookshelf

60 - New Products

Earlier Editions

Advertising in the Journal

The Journal is distributed in digital format to Irrigation Australia members in all sectors of the irrigation industry, i.e. resellers, water users, rural water supply companies, agencies, manufacturers, academic institutions, local councils, turf and golf course irrigation managers, and consultants ( a reach extending over 5,000).

The publication is also shared with state and university libraries; Ministers of Resources and Environment; selected environmental groups; overseas affiliated organisations; allied learned societies; industry associations; selected government agencies; media and trade agencies.

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Issue Dates & Features for 2022


Material Deadline



Autumn (March)

4 Feb

25 Feb

Editorial Features:
• Training and professional development
• Good design and installation
Advertising Features: Smart irrigation and irrigation products

Winter (May)

6 May

27 May

Editorial Features:
• Digital, AI and remote technology applications in irrigation
• Irrigation water sources - rainwater harvesting, pumped aquifer, recycled water
Advertising Feature: Rainwater harvesting

Spring (September)

5 Aug

10 Sep

Editorial Features:
• Innovation in irrigation - tools, techniques and policies
• Preview: Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition
Advertising Feature: Automatic control
The Spring issue includes the official program for the conference and a guide to the international exhibition

Summer (November)

11 Nov

2 Dec

Editorial Features:
• Pumps and pumping
• Case studies: Good irrigation practice
Advertising Feature: Annual pumps and pumping feature

Advertising Enquiry


Irrigation Australia welcomes articles about irrigation technology, practice and policy. Article length should be between 500 and 2000 words, and graphics such as photos and diagrams are encouraged.  The journal focuses on practical application of technology and policy, with case studies being a preferred approach to conveying messages, where applicable. Because of its wide readership in the industry we try to provide something for everyone. For any editorial enquiries including contributing to the journal please submit an enquiry below



Business Management

An article or articles on some aspect of business management as it relates to the service sector in particular e.g. financial management (insurance, superannuation, tax, pricing labour), OH&S, retail management (e.g. shop layout) and promotion.

Rural Irrigation

An article on a technical aspect of agricultural irrigation, e.g. pump troubleshooting, metering water, info on systems.

Urban Irrigation

An article of a technical aspect of urban irrigation, e.g. installation, auditing, equipment.

Training and Professional Development

Article on some aspect of E & T e.g. new developments, courses available.


Description of a research project taken from conference papers and R&D Corporation information. Articles are to focus on end results, benefits and practical application.

Around Industry

Focuses on what is happening around the commercial sector, including new appointments.

State Roundup

Focuses on what is happening around the states in a policy and government sense.

Big Issue

Strategic and big picture issues to do with the irrigation water supply sector in Australia

Products and Service News

News and advertorial on new products and services

Become a contributor by contacting our Editor Eve White by clicking HERE