Water is a finite resource and deciding how it is allocated is naturally contentious especially for farmers and food processors where it is a vital resource. There is an urgent need for improved methods of prediction and monitoring to increase the precision and efficiency of water usage.
Inder Poonaji, Head of Sustainability at Nestlé UK & Ireland, which has processing facilities in the region, will be a keynote speaker at a workshop which is aimed at generating innovative responses.
‘Producing, Processing and Packaging: Managing future water needs’ is hosted by Agri-Tech East’s ‘Water for Agriculture‘ Special Interest Group, in partnership with the Agritech Water Cluster (based at the University of East Anglia) and Anglian Water.
Jamie Lockhart, farmer and incoming chairman of the Broadland Agricultural Water Abstractors Group (BAWAG), will be attending the workshop. He says that farmers should take a lead in improving efficiency and influencing policy.
He says: “I’m hoping to meet some innovative companies who can bring some fresh ideas on how to manage and monitor water usage and also to get some like-minded farmers in a room to put a new spin on things.”
More details are available here.
The event is to be held 09.00 – 14.00, Monday 9 March 2015, at The Boathouse Business Centre , 1 Harbour Square, Nene Parade, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 3BH.