On 9 April 2020 the Belmont Forum launched a Collaborative Research Action on the theme: Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society.
The goal of this CRA is to produce the necessary knowledge and propose solutions to maintain well-functioning soils and groundwater systems in the Critical Zone, or rehabilitate them where degraded, through:
1) Better understanding of the long- and shorter-time dynamics and functions of soils and groundwater, impacts from societal (including economics) decisions, integrative management practices, public policies, and how these systems have been transformed; and,
2) Providing avenues, pathways, and narratives toward transformation of management practices of the whole soil and groundwater systems through a fundamental shift of socio-economic actors’ practices and related-decisions making processes.
This webinar will present the themes and the modalities to submit a proposal to this call during two sessions in order to allow participation of interested persons from different time zones:
– on June 29, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am UTC+2
– on June 30, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm UTC+2
To attend the meeting, we invite you to register using this registration form by June 25, 2020.
More information: https://belmontforum.org/cras/#soils2020
Inquiries should also be sent to Johann Müller at BelmontForum@agencerecherche.fr
 Critical Zone is a complex socio-ecological system in which water, rocks, soils living organisms, and societies interact at different timescales.