S O I L S F O R O U R F U T U R E
Symposium and Ceremonial Presentation of the IUSS Distinguished
Service Medal to Dr. Franz Fischler, former Minister of Agriculture and
Forestry of Austria, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development
and Fisheries of the European Union and President of the European
Venue: Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33,
A-1180 Wien, Festsaal, 2nd floor
Date: 15th of October 2021
11:00 – 11:05 Welcome by Prof. Hubert Hasenauer, Rector of BOKU University
11:05 – 11:10 Welcome by Dr. Andreas Baumgarten, President of the Austrian
Society of Soil Science
11:10 – 11:30 Dr. Fischler’s contribution to the development of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) by em. Prof. Winfried E.H. Blum, BOKU University
11:30 – 11:50 Introduction to the history of the IUSS Distinguished Service Medal
and ceremonial presentation of the medal to Dr. Franz Fischler by the President of
IUSS, Prof. Laura Bertha Reyes Sánchez, UNAM, Mexico
11:50 – 12:10 The IUSS and its role in the worldwide protection and management
of soils, address by Prof. Rainer Horn, former President of IUSS, University Kiel,
12:10 – 12:30 Discussion on further international cooperation for our soils
According to the present COVID19 situation participants must be vaccinated,
have recovered from COVID19 or have a valid PCR test for this event.
Registration: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the first come, first served principle applies, as the number of
participants is limited to 30.