About the Joint International Conference

Natural resources, especially soil & water, are essential components not only of agro-ecosystems but also of the total biosphere. However, over the time, these resources have been degraded and depleted in the absence of judicious use, management and conservation. The degradation of soil and water resources has long been recognized as a primary threat to productive and sustainable agriculture. Ongoing climate changes have added complexities to the challenges faced by land users and policy makers, whether in developed or developing countries. This international conference, therefore, is intended to provide a forum, and perhaps an action plan, to address these global concerns.

The Soil Conservation Society of India (SCSI) will be hosting the conference from November 5-9, 2019 at New Delhi, India. For the first time, the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) and the International Soil Conservation Organization (ISCO) will jointly plan the conference as the 4th WASWAC World Conference the 20th ISCO Conference, with SCSI hosting it as the 4th SCSI International Conference. The purpose of the conference can be fulfilled by addressing the themes and sub-themes. Please click here

  • Last date of Abstract submission 31st August, 2019
  • Intimation of acceptance of abstracts 15th September, 2019
  • Submission of full length papers 25th September, 2019
  • Last date for Registration (without late fees) 20th October, 2019

Organizing Committee

Prof. (Dr.) Suraj Bhan, President, SCSI, India

Prof. Samir A. El Swaify (ISCO), USA

Prof. Li Rui, President, (WASWAC), China

Dr. Miodrag Zlatic, (WASWAC) Serbia

Dr. Sanjay Arora
Convener & Organizing Secretary
President message

Soil Conservation Society of India (SCSI) was established in the year 1951 and thereafter continuously contributing in the field of Soil and Water Conservation through interacting with various stake holders including scientists, researchers, executives, academia, technocrats, farmers, NGOs and others, with natural resources related issues of the country. So far Society has organised 27 National Conferences, 3 International Conferences and one Asian Conferences. I am happy to share with all of you that SCSI is now organising its 4th International Conference on “Managing Soil and Water Resources for Climate-Smart Agriculture toward Global Food and Livelihood Security” from 5th – 9th November 2019 at NASC Complex, New Delhi This conference is being organized by Soil Conservation Society of India, (SCSI) New Delhi jointly with World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) and International Soil Conservation Organization (ISCO). The focus of the Conference is to propose a policy framework so as to protect, conserve and develop the natural resources and use them sustainably to alleviate poverty, hunger, enhance livelihood security, environmental stability and improve the quality of life.

The conference offers the opportunity to interact and develop network in the field of soil & water conservation through sharing views with experts and possible future collaboration across the world. In addition best technical presentations will be judged and rewarded through appropriate awards to honour the significant contributions in sharing the experience in preserving the natural resources. The delegates will also have an opportunity to visit successful projects on Soil and Water Conservation in India as a part of technical tours, besides a recreational tour to world famous Taj Mahal at Agra.

I take the opportunity to invite you and the members of organization to the conference and share your experiences with other delegates. I may add here that during November, the weather would be pleasant and you will enjoy your stay at Delhi.