World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC), as a worldwide academic society, was established in USA in August 1983. The secretariat of WASWAC was initially at the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS), Iowa, USA. On April 1, 2003, it was moved to the International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), Beijing, China via Thailand.
Since its founding, the WASWAC has devoted itself to research and communication to solve scientific and technical problems related to soil and water conservation. So far, 1125 members from 82 countries have joined WASWAC to pool their efforts, many technical cooperative research projects have been conducted, a series of international training courses, symposia and workshops have been organized, and several awards in the field of soil and conservation have been set up and sponsored by WASWAC.
WASWAC welcomes the future cooperation and collaboration with sister organizations, including governmental bodies, research institutes, universities and consultants in soil and conservation-related fields all over the world to promote the application of wise soil and water management practices that will improve and safeguard the quality of land and water resources so that they continue to meet the needs of agriculture, society and nature.
Mission of WASWAC
To promote worldwide the application of wise soil and water management practices that will improve and safeguard the quality of land and water resources so that they continue to meet the needs of agriculture, society and nature.
WASWAC Councilors (2011-2013)
Row 1: Liu Zhen, Honorary President, China; Li Rui, President, China; Miodrag Zlatic, Immediate Past President, Serbia; Samran Sombatpanit, Advisor, Thailand; C.Sukvibool, Deputy President, Thailand; James Owini, Deputy President, Kenya; Will Critchley, Deputy President,, Netherlands; Roberto Peiretti, Deputy President, Argentina.
Row 2: Ning Duihu, Secretary General, China; Liu Xiaoying, Treasurer, China; Machito Mihara, Japan; Li Dingqing, China; Suraj Bhan, India; Surinder S. Kukal, India; Julian Dumanski, Canada; Doug Wimble, Australia.
Row 3: Ian Hannam, Australia; Rachid Mrabet, Morocco; Tijani Moshood, Nigeria; Valentin Golosov, Russia; Mike Fullen, UK; Eric Roose, France; Jose Rubio, Spain; Winfried Blum, Austria.
Row 4: Alfred Hartemink, Netherlands; Ted Napier, USA; Theo Dillaha, USA; Franco Obando, Colombia; Gustavo Merten, Brazil; Shabbir Shahid, United Arab Emirates.
For more information, visit:
WASWAC official website :http://www.waswac.org/index.asp