World Soil Day

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World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

World Soil Day - WA 2022

The State Library of Western Australia
Monday 5 December 2021

SoilsWest and Soil Science Australia (Western Australian branch), with support from DPIRD, invite you to celebrate World Soil Day with a community of researchers, producers, industry, and students sharing their perspectives on why soil matters. Connect with your community and hear exciting perspectives from leading soil researchers, practitioners, industry, producers, and students across four themes:

  • Roots Run Deep: First Nations knowledge
  • Landscapes: Perspectives at scale
  • Where Food Begins: Healthy soil, healthy food
  • Back to Earth: Recycling and re-evaluating

Speakers include : Paul Galloway, Tim Overheu,  Bede Mickan, Tona Sanchez-Palacios, George Mercer, Jim Campbell-Clause and Angela Stuart-Street, plus more.

World Soil Day – WA 2021

The University Club of WA
Wednesday 1 December 2021

Soil scientists, land managers, academics and consultants gathered to learn about some of the ground-breaking soils initiatives underway across Western Australia.

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry, opened the event speaking on the importance of soil for climate change mitigation and launched the Western Australian Soil Health Strategy.

Guest speakers included Cec MConnell, Commissioner of the Soil and Land Conservation Council, Dr Hayley Norman, Chair of the Soil and Land Conservation Council and CSIRO, Henry Smolinski from Soil Science Australia, Dr Karl O’Callaghan from the Wheatbelt NRM, George Kailis from ERA Sustainable and soil student, Lorena Cortés Páez.

Presented by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), in partnership with Soil Science AustraliaWheatbelt Natural Resource Management and Soils West.


The presentation slides can be viewed from the document on the right hand.