Conservation Training

International Drainage Symposium

August 30, 2022 – September 2, 2022

Location: Des Moines, IA

Solutions to agricultural drainage challenges and opportunities will be the focus of the 11th International Drainage Symposium. Two days of sessions will highlight drainage research, practice design, implementation, and policy. The third day of the symposium will feature field tours highlighting some of the innovative drainage work happening in the local area.

The challenge of increasing agricultural production on the world's poorly drained soils in a changing climate, with ever-increasing water quality and quantity concerns, will require technical, economic, policy, and social perspectives. The symposium will provide an opportunity for the research, agency, industry, and practitioner communities to interact, share experiences, and address emerging issues related to agricultural drainage.