Soils and Sustainable Development Goals - 2018 Society Conference

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Event venue: 
Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom
Event description: 

Soils are crucial for sustainable development, and healthy soils are central to achieving many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2018 Annual Conference of the British Society of Soil Science, taking place at Lancaster University  4th-5th September 2018, will provide an opportunity to focus on these issues.

Keynote speakers, including Professor Cheryl Palm from the University of Florida, will address problems such as Soils and Food Security, Climate Change and Health and Water Quality.

This conference will provide a platform to deliberate and discuss these critical topics.

Throughout the two days there will be opportunities to network with practitioners from diverse organisations, discuss how your research aligns to current SDGs, benefit from hearing differing views and opinions, determine how your research can contribute to the UK Soil SDG aims, and catch up with peers and colleagues. 

9 BASIS CPD Points have been awarded to this meeting: 2 Crop Protection, 4 Environment, 1 Application Practice, 1 Plant Nutrition, 1 Personal Development  

Keynote speakers:

The conference opens with Registration and coffee at 10:30am on Tuesday 4th September and closes at approx. 2:00pm on Wednesday 5th September. 

Northern Soil Network members please note: There will be a group meeting with coffee from 10:15am - 10:45am on Tues 4th September. Please contact Jenny Jones for further details.

Early Career Researchers please note: Immediately following lunch on Weds 5th September there will be a special ECR Campus Challenge: a chance to make new friends, catch up with colleagues, and compete in some team games! This event is FREE to all PhD students and PostDocs and will finish by 16:00. More details will be provided in due course, but for any questions you may have now, don't hesitate to email Dan Evans on                              

Join us for a stimulating conference and debate!

Draft programme available below



Single, en-suite accommodation is available on-campus and the Society has secured a special discounted rate of £42 per night including breakfast.

Rooms must be booked online and paid at time of booking.

Enter the dates and number of nights you require but leave the 'Area' box as 'Any Location'. In the 'Promotion Code' box type SOIL18 to receive the discounted rate

Please note that rooms are subject to availability so early booking is advised.