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(CORRECTED) The Agricultural Water Summit, postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled in September.

The event will be Sept. 22 at the Monticello Conference Center and Hotel in San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile.

The Agricultural Water Summit provides an opportunity for stakeholders to join in a dynamic and in-depth discussion on wáter issues, according to a news release. 

"It will be a key opportunity for small, medium and large producers to connect with other actors involved with water and be part of a new kind of agriculture that is sustainable, innovative, efficient, and collaborative,” Gustavo Yentzen, general manager of summit organizer Yentzen Group, said in the release.

"It will be a space to talk about the water crisis that is affecting the whole world, and whose relevance has been reduced recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic," he said in the release.

The event will be divided into three parts:

  • Analysis of experiences in Australia, Israel and California;
  • Efficient management of irrigation water, evapotranspiration and the role of technology and genetic innovation; and
  • Collaborative work and interdisciplinary initiatives related to water.

Other groups have become involved in the event, including the Israeli Embassy in Chile, the Chilean Association of Irrigation and Drainage (Agryd), the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture; the Chilean Fruit Exporters' Association (Asoex), the National Society of Agriculture (SNA); and the Federation of Fruit Producers (Fedefruta).

Note on correction: The story originally had an incorrect date for the summit.

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