News Releases

2015

Our Greatest Resource: A look at irrigation in Saskatchewan in 2015 

A fully-diversified irrigation economy will create returns to farmers and society and make significant contributions to provincial output (GDP) as well as increase household and rural farm incomes and employment. Read this informative article published in the September 2015 issue of Saskatchewan Business Magazine.

2014

Expanding High Volume Vegetable Production in Saskatchewan – July 8, 2014

Bryan Kosteroski, Value Chain Manager at the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan, believes vegetable production in Saskatchewan is a “sleeping giant.” It is estimated that in 2013 1,000 acres in Saskatchewan was used for vegetable production. The short term goal is to achieve a 20% self-sufficiency for in-season demand in Saskatchewan which would require 12,000 acres of irrigable land.

2013

Canada and Saskatchewan Invest $65 Million for Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program – May 3, 2013

Support for Long-term Water Infrastructure to Benefit Producers and Grow the Industry.
Irrigation not only adds value to farmers’ and ranchers’ bottom lines but it also contributes to the provincial economy as a whole

Water Scarcity, Water Supply, Water Security An Economic Impact & Sensitivity Analysis
Fact Sheet – January 30, 2013 – An Economic Impact and Security Analysis

This fact sheet was released in conjunction with the release of the report presented by the Moose Jaw-Regina Industrial Corridor Stakeholders Committee and SIPA.

The conveyance project will involve a large-scale canal system to provide irrigation for growth and industry between Lake Diefenbaker and Buffalo Pound Lake. This fact sheet summarizes the Qu’Appelle Conveyance development proposal. It evaluates the socio-economic environmental impacts, the vision of water planning, whether the conveyance development makes economic sense and the long term investment required.

Water Scarcity, Water Supply, Water Security – Presentation – January 30, 2013 An Economic Impact and Security Analysis

This presentation was given in conjunction with release of the report sponsored by the Moose Jaw-Regina Industrial Corridor Stakeholders Committee and SIPA. This presentation summarizes the proposed Qu’Appelle Conveyance development project.

2012

SIPA held their 17th Annual Meeting
News Release – December 10, 2012

This release summarizes the annual meeting of its members and the conference highlights.

SIPA Encouraged by the 25 Year Saskatchewan Water Security Plan
News Release – October 16, 2012

This release was made as a comment on the Saskatchewan Environment plan. It notes the positive outcome of much work by SIPA to document economic growth opportunities from increased, responsible irrigation development.