Suitma 12th Conference on Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 12th SUITMA, the international conference of the IUSS Working Group on Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas, which will be held in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) on 4th-7th September 2023. The 12th edition of the SUITMA conference celebrates 25 years of the creation of the working group, one of the most active in the International Union of Soil Sciences.
Soils are at the center of global concerns including food security, climate change and biodiversity, and they are essential to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, anthropic activities have altered the properties and functionality of many soils, especially during the last century, to a point that anthropogenic soils have deserved specific approaches for their study. The SUITMA12 conference will address all aspects of research on classification, properties, functioning and sustainable management of anthropogenic soils.
We are delighted to host this conference in Santiago de Compostela, historical capital of the region of Galicia, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and destination of the Way of St. James pilgrim route.
We look forward to seeing all of you at SUITMA12.