Position Statements


Irrigation is critical to meet the world’s growing need for food, feed, fiber and fuel, while preserving functional, healthy landscapes and quality of life. The Irrigation Association believes that efficient irrigation methods and technologies ensure long-term sustainability of water resources while maximizing their benefits.

As stewards of water resources, irrigation professionals must incorporate efficient technologies, products and services, thus ensuring water is available for irrigation for future generations.

The Irrigation Association supports planning and policymaking that promotes the sustainability of the irrigation industry, in addition to recognizing the environmental, economic and social benefits derived from efficient irrigation.

Adopted by the IA Board of Directors, December 2010.