1. Climate-change induced soil and water degradation processes
    2. Hydrological approaches to agricultural land management under global change
    3. Interaction of soil and water degradation processes
    4. Contribution of mass movement and surface erosion to sediment production in natural and anthropogenized watersheds
    5. Use, degradation and rehabilitation of organic soils
    6. Eutrophication issues and protection strategies of water bodies (artificial reservoirs and natural lakes/rivers)
    7. Sediment yield, landscape evolution and global change
    8. Empirical approaches for evaluation and modeling soil and water degradation processes
    9. Prediction and prevention of catastrophic landslides, sedimentation and flooding
    10. Relations between hydrological and soil erosion processes
    11. Identification and evaluation of surface and mass erosion processes
    12. Application of agricultural conservation practices
    13. Reclamation of degraded lands by agricultural, mining, and similar anthropogenic activities
    14. Treatment and management of low quality residual waters used for irrigation
    15. Advances in modeling soil and water salinization and sodification processes
    16. Social, economical and political factors in soil and water conservation and degradation
    17. Irrigation and drainage practices for saving water
    18. Methodological problems and advances for evaluating soil and water degradation processes.
    19. Soil and sediment tracers for geomorphological applications and soil erosion research
    20. National and multi-national scale erosion and erosivity mapping
    21. Barriers and promotion options for implementing soil and water conservation practices.
    22. Use and application of products and materials to control soil and water degradation
    23. Climate change, land management and erosion effects on soil C stocks
    24. Education in soil and water conservation and related topics


(The Scientific Sessions of the Conference will correspond to some of these or other topics, depending on the number of submitted and accepted papers on each one.)

(based on previously written documents by a selected international group of experts)


  1. Analysis and recommendations to change present limitations for the study and research of soil and water degradation processes and in the application of prevention and remediation practices.
  2. Analysis of present and future previewed effects of global changes on soil and water degradation processes and effects on food and water supply to the increasing world population, and on the environmental degradation and natural disasters.
  1. Abstracts have to be originally submitted in a short version (see instructions).
  2. The short abstracts are only intended to select the communications, allocate them to the appropriate sessions and assign them as poster or oral communication.
  3. One presenting author may submit two abstracts
  4. The short abstracts must be submitted online no later than 30/11/2016.
  5. The presenting author will be notified the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the abstract, and the form of presentation, latest 15/01/2017.
  6. Each accepted abstract will be assigned a number. Please refer to this number in any correspondence.
  7. The presenting authors of the accepted abstracts must proceed to write extended version of the abstracts (see instructions).
  8. The extended abstracts must be submitted online the latest 31/03/2017, to be included in the program of the conference.
  9. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the author, and the abstracts will be reproduced exactly as submitted.
  10. Previous or simultaneous payment of registration fees will be required for the extended abstracts to be accepted and included in the program of the conference.
  11. English will be the working language, being obligatory for all oral presentations. English, Spanish and Portuguese languages may be used for poster presentations, with an abstract in English required in all cases. There will not be simultaneous translations.