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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

IUSS Alert - 29 (September 2007)

Information for and from the global soil science community

19th World Congress of Soil Science - Australia

The 19th World Congress of Soil Science will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 to 6 August 2010. The Congress, held every four years, presents a global forum at which all those involved in Soil Science can meet with scientists, researchers, academics and professionals to discuss and find Soil Solutions for a Changing World. Details of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science will be regularly updated on the website www.19wcss.org.au Please check register your interest to participate and you will be kept informed.


International Crop Nutrition Award 2008

In its effort to promote research in the ?eld of efficient, balanced and environment friendly fertilization, the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) grants every year the IFA International Crop Nutrition Award for research that has led to signi?cant advances in crop nutrition and that has been communicated successfully to the farmer in the form of practical recommendations.

Any individual researcher involved in crop or soil science is eligible. Applications must be submitted to an IFA member by 15 January 2008, and nominations by IFA members must be forwarded to the IFA Secretariat by 31 January 2008. The candidates will be judged by an independent selection panel on the basis of research quality, originality and practical application.

The recipient of the Award will receive - 10,000 and will be invited as a guest to the IFA Annual Conference in Vienna, Austria, from 19 to 21 May 2008. The recipient will also be sponsored to participate in one international conference during the same year. More info click here

Deadline IUSS bulletin 111 (that's the next one)

All material for the next IUSS Bulletin should be in before the end of October 2007. Send all announcements, polemics, articles, book reviews, reports of meetings, all brilliant and unusual ideas (and lesser ones) to the editor. We will happily publish them!

New books from the
International Association of Hydrological Sciences


by John Gash & Jim Shuttleworth, the second volume in the Benchmark Papers in Hydrology Series is now published. ISBN 978-901502-98-5 (2007) A4 format, softback, 526 + x pp., $40.00

A New Focus on Groundwater/Seawater Interactions

Edited by Ward Sanford, Christian Langevin, Maurizio Polemio & Pavel Povinec IAHS Publ. 312 (2007) 978-1-901502-04-6  344 + x pp,  price $64.00

Quantification and Reduction of Predictive Uncertainty for Sustainable Water Resources Management

Edited by Eva Boegh, Harald Kunstmann, Thorsten Wagener, Alan Hall, Luis Bastidas, Stewart Franks, Hoshin Gupta, Dan Rosbjerg & John Schaake IAHS Publ. 313 (2007)  ISBN 978-1-90150278-09-1   508 + iv pp. price $87.00

Water Quality and Sediment Behaviour of the Future: Predictions for the 21st Century

Edited by Bruce W. Webb & Dirk De Boer. IAHS Publ. 314 (2007) ISBN 978-1-901502-14-5;  322 + x pp. price $62.00

Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring and Change Detection

Edited by Manfred Owe & Christopher Neale. IAHS Publ. 316 (2007) ISBN 978-1-901502-24-4, 288 + viii pp. Price $55.00

Please order, or ask your library/department to order from Jill Gash:

- IAHS Press, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

- jilly@iahs.demon.co.uk

- fax: +44 1491 692448                                               

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