World Association of Soil and Water Conservation
Association mondiale pour la conservation du sol et de l'eau

Type of Structure: society / association
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: FAO.UN, USAID.USA, ISCO, others
Child Organisations:
Duration : 1983 to present
Contact Address: Prof. em. Hans Hurni
Senior scientist
Uni Mittelstrasse
Augasse 322B
3762 Erlenbach im Simmenal
Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 88 22 ; +41 (0) 31 631 88 22
e-Mail: hans.hurni(at)cde.unibe.ch
URL: http://www.cde.unibe.ch/

holding an official function in WASWC

General information and objectives

Aims Encourage wise use and conservation of soil and water resources so that these can sustain mankind forever; promote responsibility for wise use and conservation of soil and water by serving as a forum for scientists, conservation professionals, and policymakers in assessing soil and water conservation needs worldwide. Specifically: monitor soil and water conservation practices; assess needs and support conservation action in each nation and worldwide; develop a world-wide information exchange among members; provide a means by which members can become aware of one another's problems and possible solutions to those problems; encourage research and demonstration projects to assist understanding of how more effective soil and water conservation methods may be put into practice; emphasize need for protecting soil and water resources from destruction, to ensure survival of mankind now and in the future.

Activities Priorities include:
(a) Training and institution building;
(b) Communication;
(c) Research;
(d) Development.

Disseminates information on soil and water conservation. Conducts training courses, workshops. Publicizes programmes of other organizations sponsoring soil and water conservation research. Associated Bodies:
World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Techniques (WOCAT);
Organic Matter Management Network.

For further details, link to the WASWC Home Page

Last update: 11/13/06
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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