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Capacity Building Events

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development. It represents an opportunity to work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.

The Forum is a hub of public debate, bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss the world’s most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges. It includes many different types of events from high level dialogues to training workshops which explore the depths of conservation and innovation.

For more information please visit:
Date:01/09/2016 00:00
Location:Hawaii, USA

EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change

EcoSummit 2016 will centered on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. Proposals should be submitted by 31 July 2015. For more information please visit:
Date:29/08/2016 00:00
Location:Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier (France)

EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change

The 5th International EcoSummit Congress entitled “Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change” will be held at the Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier from August 29 to September 1, 2016. EcoSummit 2016 will mainly focus on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Participants will also discuss terrestrial restoration against massive demand for food and intensified agriculture in the context of fragile ecosystems, forests and marginal lands. Find out more details at:
Date:29/08/2016 00:00
Location:Montpellier, France

International Conference on Clean Water, Air & Soil (CleanWAS 2016)

The International Water, Air and Soil Conservation Society is hosting the CleanWAS 2016 conference in Beijing, China. At this event, leading researchers, engineers and academicians from interdisciplinary fields of environmental sciences around the globe will share and take away expertise as well as ideas aiming to a clean environment. Read more at:
Date:26/08/2016 00:00
Location:Beijing, China

5th International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change on “Stimulating and analyzing the changes of Earth & Climate-ICESCC”

The 5th International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change on “Stimulating and analyzing the changes of Earth and Climate-ICESCC” aims at promoting earth science education. Researchers and Scholars from field of Geosciences, geology, Meteorology, Volcanology, Atmospheric Science, Global Warming, Environmental Sciences, Remote Sensing are invited to take part to the conference.

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Date:25/07/2016 00:00
Location:Bangkok, Thailand

The 5th EUROSOIL International Congress in Istanbul, Turkey

The European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS) is hosting the 5th EUROSOIL International Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Young soil scientists, researchers, technical and Professional operators, company representatives and policy makers are invited to share their scientific experiences, research and innovative ideas about soil science during the conference. For more information please visit:
Date:17/07/2016 00:00
Location:Istanbul, Turkey

International Conference on Inventions and Innovations for Sustainable Agriculture 2016 (ICIISA 2016)

The Silpakorn University’s Faculty of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Technology and partner universities welcome participants all over the world to the International Conference on Inventions and Innovations for Sustainable Agriculture 2016 (ICIISA 2016) in Hua Hin /Cha-am. The purpose of this conference is to present up-to-date research results and advances in innovations for sustainable agriculture and also to promote interaction and networking among researchers in this domain. The ICIISA 2016 conference will focus on three main topics

  1. Crop, livestock and aquaculture production systems and practices;
  2. Sustainable management of land, water and natural resources;
  3. Environmental, social and economic dimensions of agricultural sustainability.

More information at:

Date:07/07/2016 00:00
Location:Cha-am, Thailand

Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture

The Water Education Foundation and the University of California are jointly organizing an International Groundwater Conference entitled “Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture”. Leading scientists, policy analysts, decision makers as well as agricultural and environmental stakeholder groups all over the world will seize this opportunity to share their experience and discuss on sustaining groundwater resources in agricultural regions around the world. Issues concerning the science, challenges, and potential policy solutions in agricultural groundwater resources management and groundwater quality protection will be at the heart of the meeting.

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Date:28/06/2016 00:00
Location:San Francisco, California

International Conference on: Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use

Conservation Agriculture is practised on over 125 million hectares around the world. It has become a worldwide undertaking. Don't miss the opportunity to learn and discuss about new achievements in the application of Conservation Agricultural Systems. Fore more information visit:
Date:31/05/2016 00:00
Location:Budapest, Hungary

The 2016 Gordon Research Confernce on Salinity and Water Stress in Plants

Gordon Research Confernce is hosting a conference on Salinity and Water Stress in Plants at Les Diablerets Conference Center in Switzerland. The conference principal topics are abiotic stress adaptation, crop yield and food security. Participants include researchers from academia and industry with expertise from molecular systems to trait development. The main concern will be discussing progress in elucidating mechanisms and managing challenges associated with water availability and salinity on agriculture and ecosystems. Read more at:
Date:29/05/2016 00:00
Location:Les Diablerets, Switzerland

18th International Conference on Environment and Water Resource Management

Researchers, practitioners and educators are cordially invited to join the 18th International Conference on Environment and Water Resource Management that will be held in Tokyo. Participants are going to discuss and share their experiences and research about most recent innovations, trends, practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of Environment and Water Resource Management. For more details, please visit:
Date:26/05/2016 00:00
Location:Tokyo, Japan

SFS 2016 annual meeting; Running on Empty: increasing Demands on Freshwater Resources in the Face of a Changing Climate

The Society for Freshwater Science organizes a yearly meeting on water scarcity, drought and water availability in arid and semi-arid regions in the world. The 2016 meeting will relate to these topics by emphasizing more specifically the issues of freshwater depletion, the consequences for freshwater ecosystems, and potential solutions. More information can be found here:
Date:21/05/2016 00:00
Location:Sacramento California, USA

The fourth PROVIA worldwide adaptation conference: Adaptation Futures 2016

The global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) is hosting the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference. Researchers, policymakers and practitioners are cordially invited to meet and share experiences on how to move climate change adaptation forward by promoting solutions across sectors borders and communities. For more information, please visit:
Date:10/05/2016 00:00
Location:Rotterdam, The Netherlands

International Conference on Pollution Control & Sustainable Environment

OMICS International is holding an international conference on pollution control (including soil pollution), and sustainable Environment entitled “Promoting Global Health through Pollution Control and Sustainable Environment” in Dubai.

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Date:25/04/2016 00:00
Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates

XII International Workshop CubaSolar 2016

The Cuban Society for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Respect for the Environment (CUBASOLAR), will convene the twelfth edition of the International Workshop CUBASOLAR 2016, to be held in the province of Holguin, Cuba, from 11 to 15 April 2016.

The purpose of this event is to continue promoting the development of a sustainable energy system based on renewable sources of energy and respect for the environment, foster and promote the dialog and exchange of experiences and practices between specialists and people concerned with these issues, contribute to the cooperation, capacity building and transfer of knowledge and technologies through the interaction of members from Latin American and Caribbean countries.

For more information please visit:
Date:11/04/2016 00:00
Location:The Cuban Society for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Respect for the Environment (CUBASOLAR), convenes to the twelfth edition of the International Workshop CUBASOLAR 2016, to be held in the province of Holguin, Cuba, from 11 to 15 April 201

2nd Inter-American Congress on Climate Change

The 2nd Inter-American Congress on Climate Change is being organized by the Environmental Interamerican Association of Sanitary Engineering (AIDIS) and the University of Morelos (UNAM). The Congress is aimed at promoting the dissemination of knowledge and innovation to meet the challenges of climate change in LAC.

For more information visit:
Date:14/03/2016 00:00
Location:Mexico DF, Mexico

the Rural Development Conference 2016

The international non profit organization Tomorrow People Organization invites government officials, policy makers, company representatives, graduate students and NGOs to the Rural Development Conference 2016, that will take place from March 13th - 15th 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants will discuss rural development challenges, among others Land and Food Security, Land Resources Management, Water Resources Management, climate change and other topics related to rural and agricultural development.

More details at:

Date:13/03/2016 00:00
Location:Bangkok, Thailand

Water 101 Workshop by the Water Education Foundation

The Water 101 Workshop will provide participants with knowledge on California water basics and related institutional issues. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the history of and the management structure of water in California, water rights, agencies regulating water in California, alternative supplies, the ongoing drought threatening the state and the historic groundwater law enacted in 2015.

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Date:04/02/2016 08:30
Location:West Sacramento, California, USA

8th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment conference

The Environmental & Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-EWRI) is organizing the 8th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE) conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Participants of this conference series use their expertise to address regional water and environmental issues that the hosting developing country is facing. The ASCE-EWRI welcomes participants from different cultural, socio-economic, and professional background to this conference. For more Information, please visit:
Date:04/01/2016 00:00
Location:Colombo, Sri Lanka

Introduction to Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate- Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) and its partner Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) are hosting a side event during COP 21 on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) programme .They will present how the CSA programme contribute to developing technologies and new agricultural practices, as well as improving efficiencies and other measures for food and fodder production in Europe. For more Information, please visit:
Date:09/12/2015 15:00
Location:Grand Palais in central Paris, France

Capacity Africa Institute - 2nd Africa Monitoring and Evaluation Symposium

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce the 2nd Africa Monitoring and Evaluation Symposium to be held in Nairobi Kenya from 9th to 11th December 2015. The theme for this year's symposium is: "The role of Monitoring and Evaluation in Development" Background Despite the importance of monitoring and evaluation in social economic development in Africa, evaluation and capacity-building efforts have over the years being driven by international development organizations. Thematic areas for discussion include: - Advocacy using M&E - Creative and innovative applications of M&E among many other important topics. REGISTRATION FEES: KSHS.50,000 (USD 500), PER PERSON Training sessions will be facilitated by professionals with hands on skills and great wealth of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation. Participants coming from outside NAIROBI are requested to organize their own accommodation and transport. To confirm participation contact M/E Symposium Coordinator Capacity Africa Institute Madonna House, Westland's Road, Nairobi. Telephone: +254- 20- 4452674/ 4450937 Cell: +254-721-776-449/ +254-724-010 191/ +254-716-875-205* or email
Date:09/12/2015 00:00
Location:Madonna House, Westland's Road, Nairobi

Sixth International Groundwater Conference on ‘’ Exploration, Assessment and Management of Groundwater Resources in Arid and Semi - Arid regions”

The Department of Civil Engineering of the SRM University and the Association of Global Groundwater Scientists (AGGS) are jointly organizing the Sixth International Groundwater Conference entitled Exploration, Assessment and Management of Groundwater Resources in Arid and Semi - Arid regions. Participants are invited to send Abstract beforehand on the followings topics: 1- Assessment of ground water resources and aquifer characterization; 2- Groundwater recharge estimation procedures and issue; 3- Impact of climate change on freshwater resources and agriculture; 4- Groundwater pollution and its remedial measures; 5- Flow and mass transport models in the assessment management of groundwater resources; 6- Groundwater management. See more at:
Date:09/12/2015 00:00
Location:Chennai, India

2015 Global Landscapes Forum

Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with individuals and organizations that have an impact on land use at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum during the UNFCCC COP 21. For more information about participating organizations and topics that will be discussed at this side event, please visit the following website:
Date:05/12/2015 00:00
Location:Palais des Congrès de Paris

World Soil Day celebration

On the occasion of the world soil day, Soil Science Australia is organizing an outstanding event, which will take place in Federation Square, Melbourne (Australia) involving a range of visual and hands-on soil related activities. Anyone living in Australia is invited to send a short 20 to 30 second media clip addressing the topic of "Soil Is Important to me because”. Find out more information at:
Date:05/12/2015 00:00
Location:Melbourne, Australia

‘Know your Tamar soils’

Tasmanian NGO Tamar NRM and Tas Farming Futures celebrate the 2015 International Year of soils by organizing an interactive program for all agriculture industries on soil characteristics and management practices leading to best productivity outcome. Participants are going to enjoy hands-on outside activities such as soil assessment and in-field tests. More information at
Date:03/12/2015 09:30
Location: Main Rd Exeter, Australia

7th International Conference of the African Soil Science Society

The African Soil Science Society (ASSS) and the Soil Science Society of Burkina Faso (3SBF) are jointly organizing the 7th International Conference of the Africa Soil Science Society that will take place in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Soil scientists, land planners and related specialists are kindly invited to attend this event and deliberate on the contribution of soil science for a sustainable development in Africa, especially regarding the issues of food insecurity, climate change, land degradation, land and water knowledge management and renewable energies. For more details please visit:
Date:02/12/2015 00:00
Location:Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

University of Wisconsin 2015 Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Meetings

The Department of Soil Science and the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension are jointly organizing eight meetings dedicated to Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management around the Wisconsin state. The ultimate goal of these is to provide research updates in the field of soil fertility, nutrient management, soil and water conservation, and water quality. Following topics will be discussed: Importance of K for crop production in Wisconsin; Wheat N management research update; Starter fertilizer and high yield management impacts on corn production; Wisconsin soil nutrient testing level trends and summary from 2010 to 2014; Nitrogen credits from green manures; Grass covers after corn tillage; Cover crops in soybean production systems; Tillage, soil organic matter, and nutrient stratification; Soil and tillage management medley; Nutrient management update: Farm-land preservation and SnapPlus15. For more details, please visit:
Date:01/12/2015 10:00
Location:Wisconsin, USA

10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas on “Rainfall in Urban and natural systems

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich is organizing the 10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas on rainfall in urban and natural systems. This conference is conceived to be a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, and state-of-the-art science, so as to link research and practice. More information on
Date:01/12/2015 00:00
Location:Sport Hotel, Pontresina, Switzerland

21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP21, will be held from November the 30th to December the 11th, 2015 on the Paris-Le Bourget site, bringing together around 40,000 participants in total - delegates representing each country, observers, and civil society members.
The aim is to reach, for the first time, a universal, legally binding agreement that will enable us to combat climate change effectively and boost the transition towards resilient, low-carbon societies and economies.

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Date:30/11/2015 00:00
Location:Paris, France

Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR) Institute of Microbiology welcomes participants to the second conference on the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms which will take place in Prague. The topic for this four-day conference will be on unveiling the role of Microbes as important drivers of soil processes. This event is a great opportunity to link the modern molecular “omics” methods such as metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics with approaches based on soil chemical and biochemical analyses, the exploration of soil fauna and plant ecology. Moreover, participants will discover a wide scope covering the ecology of all microbes: bacteria and fungi as well as archaea and protozoa. For more information about the conference please visit:
Date:29/11/2015 00:00
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

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