Wageningen Soil Conference 2017

Soil Science in a Changing World
August 27 - 31, 2017

Wageningen University & Research invites you to participate in 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.

Registration: open

Registration is open; you are welcome to register for WSC 2017 on the Registration page.
Abstract submission in closed for review but you can still submit your abstract for a poster presentation: Abstract Submission webpage.

We will address our topics in a dynamic way, by top key-note speeches, challenging debates as well as oral and poster presentations by participants. The themes of the third Wageningen Soil Conference will be:
- Governance and Policy - Climate Change - Food Security -
- Water Resources - Biodiversity - Land Functions

Preliminary Programme WSC 2017

Second Circular WSC 2017

Important news and dates

Important news Wageningen Soil Conference 2017

  • Registration: OPEN;
    Abstract submission: open for poster presentations
  • NEW: Side Event on Tuesday, August 29: Fertile Grounds Initiative-workshop (afternoon); more info:

Fertile Grounds Initiative-workshop

More info on the ISRIC Special Session: Wednesday, August 30

Session description: Global studies on climate change, biodiversity, food security, water resources and land degradation often need soil data in the form of maps. When these studies involve the use of numerical models then the soil data must come in quantitative form, with defined uncertainty. Soil data must ideally also be served at multiple spatial resolutions and depths. ISRIC developed the SoilGrids product to meet these demands, but there are also other sources. The aim of this session is to bring users and producers of global soil information together to present and discuss the use of soil information in global studies. We will also identify potential improvements of global soil data products so that these can better meet specific requirements of global studies and assessments.

Terms and Conditions Wageningen Soil Conference 2017