Dear Irrigation Scientists,

We would like to invite you to attend the


The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the DiCEM/ University of Basilicata are organizing the IX International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops, that will be held in Matera (Italy) at the new campus of the University of Basilicata from 17 to 20 June 2019.

The symposium will provide sessions according to the programme:

In particular, the first session titled “Climate and water resource perspectives: social and economic aspects” will provide invited speakers from several international institutions involved in water management and supply (FAO, ICID, UNCCD, CIHEAM).

In addition, during the same days of the Symposium, a “Festival of Innovation on Water and Irrigation” will be organized in the same location, and it will involve companies, associations and networks at national and international level, key actors for the latest technologies and innovations.

This event is addressed both to local technicians and researchers from all over the world and aims to bring together the scientific world of research to the world of work and technical aspects, through thematic workshops, training and networking activities.

The Call for Papers is available online (

Deadline for abstract submission is approaching soon, until February 28th, 2019!

Early registration fee is applicable until 31st March 2019!

We are looking forward to meeting you at the campus of Basilicata University in Matera!!

The conveners

Prof. Bartolomeo Dichio  –   Prof. Cristos Xiloyannis

DiCEM/ University of Basilicata

Symposium Secretariat