ENSOr3 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – launched on December 5th – an important day for soil

  • 25 november 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - International workshop on Emerging policy challenges on New SOil contaminants (ENSOr)

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2021 edition of the workshop will be held as an online event. During this third edition we will broaden our horizons and include system approaches.

The event will consist of a multitude of online live sessions during which -for this edition- we will (in addition to PFAS) also try to broaden our view towards other (diffuse) contaminants, such as pesticides, hormones, microplastics and so on. In addition to new insights on the challenges of emerging contaminants, we also welcome topics that explore how to tackle emerging contaminants in systemic solution oriented frameworks, such as soil care and land stewardship.

At the end of the workshop, a global panel debate will be organized and speakers are invited to participate in the panel.

We are looking forward to meeting you online on May 6 & 7th 2021!

We look for contributions on subjects from the whole spectrum of emerging soil and groundwater contaminants, which are related to policy frameworks and giving new insights in:

  • mapping and monitoring (point sources & diffuse sources), data, analytical methods,...
  • exposure modelling, risk assessment, threshold values, mixture toxicity,...
  • management and treatment (remediation techniques, naturebased solutions, information management and usage advice,…)
  • solution scenarios integrated in systemic approaches, e.g. for the management of excavated soils, fostering multistakeholder involvement (showcase projects, living labs,...).

Submit your abstract now

Abstracts submission deadline:  January 31, 2021.

Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2021.

The ENSOr-workshop registration will open end of January 2021.

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World Soil Day 2020 - "Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity"

World Soil Day is held annually on the 5th of December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.

This years’ World Soil Day (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign "Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity" aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil biodiversity loss, increasing soil awareness and encouraging stakeholders around the world to commit to proactively improving soil health.

Campaign material and more info on contests, awards and worldwide events can be found on the World Soil Day website.

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