Welcome to the workshop SOIL WASTE WATER 2018 in Landau/Palatinate

After the successfull workshop Soil-Waste-Water 2013 we meet again in Landau to present, discuss and conclude about current developements in the mangagement of recyling water and their effects on the environment!


Reusing wastewater in agriculture for crop irrigation and fertilization is nowadays considered an effective management tool for water resources. Reuse merits consideration because the practice helps decrease water use pressure and moderates water pollution. Such practices are performed since ancient times, but improper management presents a risk to public and environmental health.

The risks associated with the different routes of exposure, properties of exposed ecosystems and concentrations of various physicochemical and microbiological parameters limit the reuse. Therefore, the potential of recycling wastewaters and its transfer from a pollutant to an agricultural water source, biofertilizer or other applications are still under debate. The benefits of such strategies have to be compared to its risk case to case, and adverse effects limit the reuse.

This conference aims to integrate this currently widely spread and heterogeneous discussion and to bring together specialists from soil science, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology and agriculture and to continue the joint discussion on how to sustainably use agricultural wastes and low-quality water in agriculture.

You can register to one of the following topics HERE

Topic 1 - Land application of Olive Mill Wastewater

Topic 2 - solid and liquid wastes from the oliveoil production

Topic 3 - Long term effects of irrigation with low quality water