On 15-17 May 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Science-Policy Interface (UNCCD-SPI) and the Joint FAO/IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency are hosting the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19) in Rome, Italy.
Soil erosion represents one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time, decreasing agricultural productivity, degrading crucial ecosystem functions, amplifying hydrogeological risks and, in severe cases, leading to the displacement of populations. Starting from the latest scientific knowledge on the status of interventions and innovations related to soil erosion management and existing assessment frameworks, the Symposium will address soil erosion prevention and control for increased food security and ecosystem services. The Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19) will be a high-level science-policy meeting.
Registration will be open until 8 May 2019. Participants will include representatives from UN organizations, member countries, academia, scientists, practitioners, policymakers, private businesses, economists, research institutes, NGOs, civil society, farmers associations, and land users. Please note that participation in the Symposium is free.