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We live in a time of transitions, facing and dealing with climate change, population growth and many other challenges.

AquaConSoil started in the 1980s in 1985. Since then, the conference was organized every two years. AquaConSoil welcomes delegates from all over and outside Europe, with representatives from science, policy and businesses / industry.

A short history 
In the first decades the symposium was called ConSoil and was strongly focused on contaminated soils. In the last decade, the scope broadened and since the Barcelona conference in 2013, the symposium is called AquaConSoil. The name change represents the necessary systems-thinking for sustainable use and management of soil, water and sediments.


Broadened scope

The broadened scope is also reflected in the topics of the conference. In addition to dealing with contaminated soil, water and land, topics are programmed on the link between the soil-sediment-water-system and social challenges and goals (e.g. the sustainable development goals of the UN); “land stewardship”; the use of ecosystem services; circular economy; digital opportunities; and the link with social, financial, legal and policy aspects.

AquaConSoil hopes to welcome you at the next edition!



Huub Rijnaarts Chairman AquaConSoil

Sophie Moinier +31 (0)88 335 7713 Project manager

Marcelle van der Waals +31 (0)88 335 7317 Deputy project manager