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9th International Acid Sulfate Soils Conference - Adelaide 2020

The 9th International Acid Sulfate Soils Conference (9th IASSC) is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of acid sulfate soil research, policy and management practices.

The conference to be held in Adelaide in 2020 will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and managers in this domain of interest from around the world.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Progress in the classification, mapping and mineralogy of acid sulfate soils
  • Advances in the origins, properties and processes of acid sulfate soils in:
    • Coastal environments: coastal margins, oceans and estuaries.
    • Inland environments: rivers, lakes, wetlands, irrigated areas and the arid zone
    • Mineral exploration sites: presence of concealed ore/mineral deposits
    • Industrial sites: acid mine drainage, mine site & salt field remediation, infrastructure assessment
    • Water-rock interactions: hydrogeochemistry and water pollution
  • Policy development/ societal change and acid sulfate soils: a balancing act
  • Management practices, land-use change and acid sulfate soil productivity
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation: the role of acid sulfate soils
  • Monitoring networks and environmental change: successes and future prospects

Joint conference supported by: International Union of Soil Sciences, Soil Science Australia and Australian Clay Minerals Society.

Proposed Field Tours

Date Location
15 November
Field tour 1:
Barker Inlet Estuary
18th November
Field tour 2:
Lakes Alexandrina/ Albert and Coorong
20th November
Field tour 3:
Mt Lofty Ranges, Lower Murray River Irrigation Area; Managed Murray River wetlands / Banrock Station Ramsar wetlands

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission opens: 1st November, 2019
  • Conference Registration opens: 1st November, 2019
  • Abstract Submission and Early Registration closes 1st February, 2020

Expression of interest are now open for the 9th International ACID Sulfate Soils Conference, to register please use the link below.

Expressions of Interest Download Conference Flyer

Acid Sulfate Soils Centre

School of Biological Sciences


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