|Type of Structure:||society / association|
|Parent Organisations:||FAO.UN, USAID.USA, ISCO, others|
|Duration :||1983 to present|
|Contact Address:||Prof. em. Hans Hurni
3762 Erlenbach im Simmenal
Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 88 22 ; +41 (0) 31 631 88 22
General information and objectivesAims 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.