18th World Congress of Soil Science

The quality of food, water, and air depends heavily on the life-sustaining properties of soil. Leading international soil scientists will meet to discuss key issues in this field, including hazardous waste remediation, land use, and environmental protection. Participants include Michael Clegg, foreign secretary of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa; and Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York City, and a special adviser to the United Nations on its Millennium Development Goals. Events on July 9 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. A complete agenda and other meeting details are available online at http://www.colostate.edu/programs/iuss/18wcss/program.html.

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CONTACTS:
Sara Uttech
Soil Science Society of America
608-268-4948 or e-mail suttech@soils.org
Office of News and Public information
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