About the Conference

The advancement of science and technology along with the emerging changes in socio-cultural and economic and environmental priorities induce researchers to focus on ‘soil’ with multidisciplinary perspectives.  There has been an increasing need of researchers from different domains such as social science, science of soil, soil biodiversity, soil engineering, and environment to bring their research perspectives to a common multidisciplinary platform and discourse on their mutuality to deliver the best. This conference attempts to facilitate the above mentioned platform by duly inviting different stakeholders such as researchers, practitioners, and experts on policy & execution. The topics to be covered include the following but not limited :

[The proceedings of the conference and select papers will be published by a publisher of international repute]


The objective of the conference is to bring the different stakeholders of soil to a common platform to share and discourse on the conference themes with the following questions (but not limited to):

  • What are the barriers and drivers of emerging science & technology on soil as a life support system?
  • What are the links between climate change and soil?
  • What are the frontiers of ‘soil and welfare’ in new world order (SDGs and sustainable soil management)?

Soil and Social Science:

  • Soil and culture
  • Resource and livelihood
  • Policy and Planning

Soil Biodiversity:

  • Barriers & drivers
  • Threats & opportunities
  • Protection and Restoration

Soil and environmental changes:

  • Climatic change, sea encroachment
  • Soil erosion
  • Waste management (disposal, recycling, reuse, etc)

Science of Soil

  • Soil fertility
  • Soil pollution
  • Erosion and Landslides

Soil Engineering:

  • Soil Structure interaction
  • Seismic design
  • Risk assessment
  • Soil dynamics

Programme Chair

Damodar Jena
KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM)
E-mail: [email protected]
Mob: +91 9556430163

Bandita Paikaray
School of Civil Engineering, KIIT-DU
E-mail: [email protected]
Mob: +91 7978648951

No Registration Fee

Last date of registration: 16th April, 2021

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