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2 February 2023

Green paper 'The urgent necessity of healthy soils'

Emphasising that our society needs to increase efforts for healthy soils the paper of Margot de Cleen (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) and Martin Doeswijk (TAUW) highlights the general context, argues the urgent necessity and connects this with the EU Soil Strategy and the Mission ‘a Soil Deal for Europe’.

The green paper ends with a clear 10-point action plan and is seen as a starting point for debate and discussion.


AquaConSoil 2023 – Deadline for abstract submission extended!

The deadline for abstract submission for AquaConSoil (11 – 15 September 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic) has been extended to 15 February 2023. Submit an abstract for an oral presentation for the regular Thematic Sessions, a poster presentation or a proposal for a complete Free Session. For an overview of the topics of AquaConSoil 2023, view the topics page


INSOP and GLOSOLAN joint meeting, Dec. 2022

The joint meeting of the Assessment Working Group (WG) of the International Network of Soil Pollution (INSOP) and the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) was held virtually on 20 December 2022. The aim was to establish a partnership, discuss on SOPs for soil contaminants and sampling. Presentations and the report are now available.


European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) - Newsletter

ESDAC Newsletter No.149 (January 2023) –