5th WASWAC World Conference

19 - 23 June 2023

Adaptation strategies for soil and water conservation in a changing world

The 5th WASWAC World Conference will take place in June 2023 in Olomouc, Czech Republic, and will delve into the theme of adaptation strategies for soil and water conservation in a changing world. In relation to intensive agricultural and forestry activity, climate change and other influences, soil and water in the landscape are under increasing pressure and ecosystem services are disrupted. As the organisers highlight, it is, therefore, necessary to seek and implement measures which will mitigate the negative impact on the components of the environment, especially on soil and water, and will lead to sustainable agricultural and forestry production while also ensuring non-productive functions, in accordance with a number of international and national documents, like the EU Soil Strategy until 2030.

This year’s edition of the conference aims are:

  • To analyse the present and future situation of soil and water conservation on a worldwide scale while taking local specifics into consideration.
  • To analyse the effects of population growth, human activity and climate change on soil and water in the context of the demands of sustainable farming, water and food supply.
  • To promote and increase collaboration between scientific organisations, policymakers, the general public and practitioners.
  • To determine goals, strategies and directions for conservation of soil and water as basic non-renewable natural resources for current exploitation and the needs of future generations.