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International Youth Forum of Soil and Water Conservation (IYFSWC)

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Appendix:Response Form of International Youth Forum on Soil and Water Conservation(Please submit before April 30, 2015)

Purpose of Conference

The purpose of the conference is to bring researchers, practitioners and policy makers a world-wide platform to share their research and discuss creative solutions related to soil and water conservation. IYFSWC aims at treating the “old” soil and water conservation problems in the vision of the youth.

Soil and water conservation has been regarded by governments around the world as the key to coping with global climate change, ensuring ecological balance, food security and social stability. Much progress has been made. The younger generation has emerged as a new force in protecting soil and water resources, preventing land degradation and improving the environment, so they are undoubtedly playing an increasingly important role.

We hope young scholars and students, besides companies and organizations engaged in scientific research, technological development, management, teaching and training, and engineering design of soil and water conservation, will use this opportunity to broaden their horizons by participating in this conference.

Theme

Youth - the Future of Soil and Water Conservation

Topics

Soil Erosion Processes and Modeling

Global Changes and Soil Conservation Practices

Land Degradation and Food Security

Watershed Management

Sustainable Development for Soil and Water

Soil and Water Conservation during Construction

New Technologies and Methods for Monitoring and Assessing Soil Erosion

Youth Engagement and the Education of Soil and Water Conservation

Conference Program

Plenary lectures, oral and poster presentations, exhibitions and various social programs.

Hosts

World Association of Soil and Water Conservation

Chinese Society of Soil and Water Conservation

International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation

Jiangxi Association for Science and Technology

Water Resources Department of Jiangxi Province

Organizer

Nanchang Institute of Technology

Call for Papers

We are calling for submission of original papers on the conference theme/topics from scholars around the world.

Please submit abstracts and full papers to IYFSWCpaper@nit.edu.cn.

Please refer to the guidelines byclicking“Submission”menu for the specific paper format and requirements.

Outstanding Youth Paper Award

The World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) will present WASWAC Outstanding Youth Paper Award at the conference.

Ten outstanding papers by authors under the age of 40 will be selected from the submitted conference papers. The primary author of each paper will be awarded US$1,000.

The awarded paper will be published in WASWAC official journal–International Soil and Water Conservation Research, which is a peer-reviewed, quarterly published English journal.

Important Dates

Sep.1, 2014 — Call for abstracts

Apr. 15, 2015— Abstract Due

May. 31, 2015 — Full Paper Due

Oct.16 to 18, 2015 — Conference date

Conference Secretariat

Contact: Ms. Zhang Haina, Ms. Wang Yue and Ms. Peng Cong

Tel: +86-791-88269060 +86-791-88179373,

Mobile phone: +86 - 15870607879

Fax: +86 -791-88126683

E-mail:IYFSWCinf@nit.edu.cn

Website:http://iyfswc.nit.edu.cn/(Please visit regularly for updates)

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