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Wageningen Soil Conference 2017: Soil Science in a Changing World; August 27 - 31, 2017

Wageningen Soil Conference 2017: Soil Science in a Changing World; August 27 - 31, 2017

Humankind is currently facing unprecedented challenges regarding food security, water resources, climate change and biodiversity.

The participants of the 2015 edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference agreed that soils play a key role in confronting these challenges. In their resolution, they emphasized the important role of soil organic carbon for several soil functions, and that a professional communication strategy is needed to ensure that society benefits from soil-based solutions.

Wageningen University & Research would like to invite you to the third edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference, to discuss novel insights in (applied) soil science, to identify further actions for soil-based solutions that help achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to initiate programs that aim at a lasting increase in soil organic carbon, and to develop narratives on soil-based solutions that are convincing to policy makers and other stakeholders. 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM will cover: Governance and Policy.Climate change. Food security. Water resources. Biodiversity. 

With this conference organizers want to emphasize the importance of soil science for combating and mitigating the challenges of our time: food security, water resources, climate change, land functions, ensuring biodiversity and how to govern these issues and create policy for taking effective measures. This will be the third edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference series. The organizers have chosen a thematic approach instead of the disciplinary organisation of most conferences.

From the conference programme: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Governance and policy; Water harvesting in dry lands; managing our land sustainably; carbon sequestration; consequences of land use change; mapping ecosystem services; food security; find out more here