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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 15: Life on Land


Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. Earth's body of soil, called the pedosphere, has four important functions:

  • as a medium for plant growth
  • as a means of water storage, supply and purification
  • as a modifier of Earth's atmosphere
  • as a habitat for organisms

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Organizations relating to Soil

International Humic Substances Society / Seville, Spain / Est. 1981
ISRIC - World Soil Information / Wageningen, Netherlands / Est. 1966
European Turfgrass Society / Quinto Vicentino, Italy / Est. 2007
European Association for Flowers and Landscaping / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1996
Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe / Sydney NS, Canada
International Soil Conservation Organization / Honolulu HI, USA / Est. 1983
Perlite Institute / Harrisburg PA, USA / Est. 1949
International Erosion Control Association / Aurora CO, USA / Est. 1972
Benelux Society for Horticultural Science / Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Est. 1996
Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration / Val-David QC, Canada / Est. 1983
European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Group / London, UK / Est. 1994
International Association of Breeders and Distributors of Ornamental Plant Varieties / Teylingen, Netherlands / Est. 1970
International Potash Institute / Zug, Switzerland / Est. 1952
European Soil Bureau / Ispra, Italy / Est. 1996
European Compost Network / Bochum, Germany
Exchange of Notes Constituting an Agreement Concerning the Exchange of Cut Flowers on a Commercial Basis / Est. 1955
Asian Dust Network / Ibaraki, Japan / Est. 2001
International Symposium on Soil Biology / Budapest, Hungary
Soil Association / Bristol, UK / Est. 1946
American Public Gardens Association / Wilmington DE, USA / Est. 1940
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 1992
World Association of Soil and Water Conservation / Beijing, China / Est. 1983
International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation / Beijing, China / Est. 1984
International Association of HydroSeeding Professionals / Penn Hills PA, USA

View all profiles (57 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Soil

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Particulate atmospheric pollution
Soil infertility
Radioactive fallout
Soil erosion
Angel dust
Soil degradation
Natural environment degradation
Soil erosion by water
Metal contamination of soil
Pesticide destruction of soil fauna and micro-organisms
Threatened alluvial forests habitats
Soil-transmitted diseases
Soil pollution
Soil compaction
Dust storms
Lead as a health hazard at work
House dust
Volcanic dust
Health hazards of asbestos
Uncontrolled river erosion
Deterioration in soil fertility
Land erosion brought about by site development
Limestone dust
Expansive soils

Action Strategies relating to Soil

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Improving soil management
Decomposing organic materials
Converting sewage waste into compost
Integrating sources of plant nutrients to sustain soil fertility
Using stress-tolerant plant materials for rehabilitating land
Fertilizing soils
Using appropriate soil additives
Mapping soils
Mapping soil deficiency
Developing soil tillage
Encouraging soil conservation
Testing soil
Collecting soil
Developing geographically referenced soils
Reporting negligence by pedologists
Applying nitrogen to soil
Growing compost crops
Studying effects of poor soil management
Coping with soil deficiency
Ensuring competent soil inspectors
Neglecting research in pedology
Studying soil-transmitted diseases
Destroying alluvial forests
Protecting alluvial forests
Researching soil infertility

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