Dear Irrigation Scientist,

On behalf of the organization committee we invite you to 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 take place from 17 to 20 June 2019 and the venue is the new campus of the University of Basilicata in Matera (Italy)

The symposium will provide sessions according to the programme:

In particular, the first session entitled “Climate and water resource perspectives: social and economic aspects” will include 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 of the latest technologies and innovations.

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

Call for Papers is available online (

Abstract submission deadline is February 28th, 2019!

Early bird registration fee is applicable until 31st March 2019!

We look 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