Conference 2009


2009 Conference Presentations

DRAFT PROGRAM AIPA Conference, February 8 – 10, 2009
Sunday, February 8 – Evening Wine and Cheese
Monday, February 9
7:30 Registration begins
8:30 Opening Remarks – AIPA Chair, Richard Phillips
8:40 Greetings from the Mayor
8:50 Intro of the morning session chair and of the keynote speaker
Keynote Address
9:00 At a Cross Road in Land Management History – Minister Ted Morton
Water Supply, Multiple Use, Benefits
9:30  Balancing Water for Crops, Communities, Economics and the Environment – Jim Webber
10:00 Health break
10:30 SSRB Water Supply Study – Brent Paterson
11:15 TransAlta’s role in water management on the Bow – Roger Drury
11:45 What’s happening on the Milk River from the view of US farmers: Randy Reed
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Economic benefits of irrigation in Saskatchewan: Graham Parsons
Water Quality and the Environment
2:00 Bold goals for water quality on the Bow – Mark Bennett and Bill Berzins
2:30 Anaerobic Digestion: A water quality solution  – Dr. Xiaomei Li
3:00 Health Break
3:30 Alberta’s new Wetland Policy – Jonathan Thompson, Sr. Research Biologist, DU
4:00 Oldman Water Council Rural Team: Making a difference on the land –  Stephanie Palischuk  & Tim Romanow, OWC
4:30 Questions and Day wrap-up
4:45 Adjourn
Evening Events
6:00 Cocktails
6:30 Banquet
Award(s)  — right after dessert is served
7:30 Where’s Agriculture Headed –
 8:00 Hospitality rooms courtesy of our sponsors
Tuesday, February 10
Conservation, Efficiency, Productivity
8:30 Irrigation Sector CEP plan aims at Water for Life target: Doug Clark
9:15 Yakima Valley Experience – What happened  when  a District implemented a conservation plan: Dale Miller
9:45 CEP – RID’s “pipedream” to water and energy savings: Darin Wilde/Gordon ZoBell
10:15 Health Break
10:45 Crop Water Use Efficiency and Productivity – the crop variety, nutrient, and water management interaction: Ross McKenzie
11:45 The Alberta Water Portal – one stop shopping for water information in Alberta: Mike Scarth
12:05 Wrap up and closing remarks
12:15 Lunch