World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC)
The World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC), as a worldwide academic society, was established in USA in August 1983. The WASWAC secretariat, initially located at the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS), Iowa, USA, was moved on 1 April 2003 to the International Center for Research and Training on Seabuckthorn (ICRTS), Beijing, China, and from October 2010 to the International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), also in Beijing.
Since its founding, the WASWAC has devoted itself to research and communication to solve scientific and technical problems related to soil and water conservation. Many cooperative research projects have been conducted, a series of international training courses, symposia and workshops have been organized, and several awards in the field of soil and conservation have been set up and sponsored by WASWAC.
The aim of WASWAC is to promote the wise use of management practices that will improve and safeguard the quality of land and water resources so that they continue to meet the needs of agriculture, society and nature.
The vision of WASWAC is a world in which all soil and water resources are used in a productive, sustainable and ecologically sound manner.
WASWAC is in charge of the Norman Hudson Memorial Award, Distinguished Research Award, Distinguished Extension Award, Special Contribution Award, and Outstanding Youth Paper Award to evaluated excellent soil erosion and conservation researchers.
WASWAC has published a series of books and issues the monthly Hot News, reporting the latest news about relevant issues such as research funding, new books, scholarships and fellowships, conferences and worldwide job opportunities. Since 2013, WASWAC started to publish peer reviewed English academic quarterly journal of International Soil and Water Conservation Research(ISWCR), which reports mainly on achievements in fundamental and applied research concerning all aspects of soil and water conservation. All papers of ISWCR are available at ELSEVIER website, welcome to submit your fresh fruits to this journal, all published papers are free to download at:
WASWAC organizes a world conference (WC) every 3 years, to coincide with its official Council meeting and other technical meetings. The first three sessions were taken place in Xian, China in October 2010, in Chiang Rai, Thailand in September 2013, and in Belgrade, Serbia in August 2016, respectively. The fourth session will be held in New Delhi, India, November 2019. Further news please pay your attention on our Hot News and Website.
WASWAC welcomes future cooperation and collaboration with sister organizations, including governmental and non-governmental agencies, universities, research institutes, and consultants in soil and conservation-related fields across the world.