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Soil Erosion as an Environmental Concern ... for Everyone?

Department of Physical Geography, University of Trier, 54296 Trier, Germany
Soil Erosion and Degradation Research Group. Department of Geography, Valencia University, Blasco Ibàñez, 28, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Presented at TERRAenVISION 2019, Barcelona, 2–7 September 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 30(1), 72;
Published: 21 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of TERRAenVISION 2019)
Nowadays, the scientific community is aware of the negative environmental impacts of soil erosion on ecosystem services. Soil erosion is one of the most important causes of land degradation because of its immediate influence of the most fertile topsoil parts. It is well-known that questions related to who, what, why, where and when soil erosion causes negative impacts must be considered by stakeholders and policymakers. However, why do the Sustainable Development Goals tell anything about soil erosion? In this keynote, we will try to show the importance to develop tools which can be used to assess soil erosion to obtain convincing results for stakeholders and policymakers. According to this fact, we present some studies related to in situ soil erosion measures and assessments of human perception and economical approaches. We fully agree that these kinds of studies will greatly benefit the visibility, trust and diffusion of our results. What do you think about this question? Let me know your opinion.
Keywords: soil erosion; human activities; perception; Sustainable Development Goals soil erosion; human activities; perception; Sustainable Development Goals
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Rodrigo-Comino, J. Soil Erosion as an Environmental Concern ... for Everyone? Proceedings 2019, 30, 72.

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