Conference Announcements

WCSS 2018

21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) 2018

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 – Fri, 17 Aug 2018

On behalf of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), the Latin American Soil Science Society (SLCS) and the Brazilian Soil Science Society (SBCS), it is our pleasure to invite you to the 21st World Congress of Soil Science. The congress will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 12-17, 2018 and we hope that you will be able to join us for this global meeting.

As the most acclaimed meeting in the area of Soil Science, the WCSS will gather a large number of scientists and industries. It is expected the attendance of 7,500 participants, from more than 140 countries around the world. This will be an excellent learning experience, an opportunity for knowledge exchange toward technological advances, as well as a business opportunity for companies dealing in areas related to Soil Science.

The City of Rio de Janeiro is a cosmopolitan metropolis, known worldwide for its scenic beauty and natural resources, which provides a harmonious and agreeable environment for the inhabitants (“cariocas”) and visitors. Rio de Janeiro City’s main virtues are the kindness and hospitality with which all visitors are received. We invite you to enjoy the many attractions of Rio and find the reasons for the title – “Cidade Maravilhosa” (wonderful city).

Let us know how we may help you with the preparations for your participation in the 21WCSS, and we look forward to meet you in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Theme: In the next couple of decades, researches in agronomy and soil science must develop resilient agricultural practices to accommodate the forthcoming environmental and climatic changes and threats to food security and sovereignty. All these subjects are connected to soil health and quality. The role of soils in the present of our society and for future generations becomes increasingly complex and diverse, and soil scientists are in a unique position to help solving the problems that originate from the growing population. In the next decades, soil science will remain at the center of discussion for food production and environmental conservation, but it will be equally essential and strategic for issues such as water quality, protection of biodiversity, reduction of poverty, production of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture intensification.

The Congress theme “Soil Science: Beyond food and fuel” is an invitation to answer questions like: How to feed a hungry planet? How to fuel an energy-hungry planet? How to quench a thirsty planet? How to clean up our polluted planet? How to reach a balance between protection of biodiversity and sustainable land management for agriculture production? These, among many other questions, are subjects related to the multiple functions of soil.

Important dates

One line registration
Starts August/2017

Abstract submission
Ends by 20/01/2018

Abstracts acceptance
After 15/03/2018

Early registration
Ends by 31/03/2018

Regular registration
Ends by 12/05/2018

Cancelation and refund
Ends by 12/05/2018

Brazilian soil Science Society
Conference Website:
Windsor Convention & Expo Center

R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129 - Barra da Tijuca, RJ, 20031-204
Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro

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