5th WASWAC World Conference

19. – 23. 6. 2023
Palacký University, Olomouc
Czech Republic


Czech Society of Soil Science (CSSS),

World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC),

Palacký University Olomouc (PU),

Brno University of Technology (BUT),

Research Institute for Soil and Water Conservation Prague (RISWC),

and Societas pedologica slovaca (SPS)

in cooperation with

International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS),

European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC),

The State Agricultural Intervention Fund regional department Olomouc (SAIF)

under the auspices of

The Minister of Agriculture Zdeněk Nekula and the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic,

the Rector of Palacký University in Olomouc,

and the Dean of the Faculty of Science of Palacký University in Olomouc


The 5th WASWAC World Conference

on the theme of


 19. – 23. 6. 2023, at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

In relation to intensive agricultural and forestry activity, climate change and other influences, soil and water in the landscape are under increasing pressure and ecosystem services are disrupted. It is therefore necessary to seek and implement measures which will mitigate the negative impact on the components of the environment, especially on soil and water, and will lead to sustainable agricultural and forestry production while also ensuring non-productive functions, in accordance with a number of international and national documents, e.g. the EU Soil Strategy until 2030. 

The conference aims are:

– To analyse the present and future situation of soil and water conservation on a worldwide scale while taking local specifics into consideration.
– To analyse the effects of population growth, human activity and climate change on soil and water in the context of the demands of sustainable farming, water and food supply.
– To promote and increase collaboration between scientific organisations, policymakers, the general public and practitioners.
– To determine goals, strategies and directions for conservation of soil and water as basic non-renewable natural resources for current exploitation and the needs of future generations.

The following lecture sections are based on these aims:

  1. Analysis of soil and water protection on a global and local scale
  2. Research into the impact of anthropogenic and natural influences on soil and water from the point of view of production and non-production.
  3. Examples of cooperation between scientific organizations, policymakers and practitioners in soil and water conservation, including the possibility of public involvement.
  4. National and international goals, strategies and directions for soil and water conservation from the point of view of present and future generations.

Conference venue

Palacký University Olomouc
Faculty of Science
17. listopadu 1192/12
779 00 Olomouc
Czech Republic