Soil Protection and Sustainable Land Use 26th and 27th of April 2017 in Tulln and Absdorf


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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Moderation: Erwin Szlezak, , Lower Austria, WG Danube Countries (AT)

Conferencelanguage: EN

10:00 - 12:00 am         Working Group Sustainability, Soil Protection and Land Use
Meeting of the Members of the Working Group 
managed by Christian Steiner, Lower Austria (AT)


12:00 am - 12:45 pm  Arrival / Registration with drinks and snacks

12:45  - 1:00 pm         Group Picture at the Lower Austrian Soil Sign

1:00 - 3:00 pm            Opening and Key Notes on Soil Protection and Sustainable Land Use

Peter de Martin / Working Community of the Danube Regions (AT): „Greetings"

Walter Wenzel / University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (AT):
„Soilmonitoring in Lower Austria"

Anton Reinl / Chamber of Agriculture (AT): "The Common Agricultural Policy according
2020 (GAP) - sustainable Land Use

David Zumr / CTU Prague (CZ) "Soil Protection & Climate Change in CZ"

Jeff Moyer / Rodale Institute (USA): „Organic Food Production Systems - 70 years of research"

Brian Oldreive / Foundation for Farming (Zimbabwe): „Plan for the Poor"

3:00 - 4:30 pm           Workshops to Soil, Sustainable Land Use and Health

Shelter belts (Soil Protection Plants) for connecting biotopes
Moderation: Peter Santner / Lower Austria (AT) / Erwin Szlezak / Lower Austria, WG Danube Countries (AT)
Collection and Implementation of Soil Protection Systems in the Danube Countries

Planned Projects "GreenNet SK-AT" - Networking and Improvement of

Ecosystem services of Green Infrastructure

"Climate Green CZ-AT" - adaptation of the Green Infrastructure to Climate Change

 Soil Fertility
Moderation: Jeff Moyer / Rodale Institute (USA) and Eva Erhart / Bioforschung Austria (AT)
Land-covering humus economy can make substantial contributions to

Climate change adaptations. Model project: best practice of Rodale Institute,
Humus Management and Regional Biofertilizer Production
Jaroslav Zahora (CZ) "INTEKO Technological Innovation of Compost Application
and Soil Protection"

Healthy Soil, Healthy People
Moderation: Ronald Gilchrist / Greenway training (GB)
and Brian Oldreive / Foundation for farming (Zimbabwe)
Ulrike Schauer (AT) "Connection between Healthy Soil and Healthy People",
model projects: Grow Food Natures Way, Eat Yourself Healthy,
Foundation for Farming, Plan for the Poor


Sustainability in Health Care
Moderation: Elke Ledl / NÖGUS (AT)
Linking sustainability and health networks on the example of the planned
project "2nd life med" (sustainable reconditioning of single use medical devices.
Saving resources and creating new jobs) INTERREG HU-AT-meeting of project partners

Nutrient Recycling in Agro-Municipal Systems: Novel Approaches
presented by the Research Studio Austria FERTI-MINE
Moderation: Walter Wenzel / University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (AT)
"From Waste to Fertilizer - phosphorus and carbon waste mining as nutrient recycling
strategy for the future - FERTI-MINE". Michael Pollak / Max  Kuderna WPA (AT)
Olivier Duboc / Gerhard Soja BOKU / AIT (AT)

Soil Protection & Climate Change Adaptation
Moderation: Peter Strauß / Federal Office for Water Management (AT)
With Consideration of Climate Change, Carbon Storage and Soil
Biodiversity. Model projects: Lower Austrian district maps,
Christian Krammer (AT) "Hydrobod"

4:30 - 5:00 pm           Coffee break and Discussion

5:00 - 6:15 pm            Summing up and Discussion of the Workshops Moderators
and Presentation of the Work Programme 2017/18 Erwin Szlezak


6:15 - 7:00 pm           BioRessources & Technologies Tulln (BIRT)
Guided Tour UFT-Tulln, Walter Wenzel

From 7:00 pm            Buffet & Come Together, Connection of projects in the Danube
Countries and international cooperations in the context of Soil and Sustainabilty



Thursday, April 27th, 2017, Field Trip
to the Farm of the family Grand (VERMIGRAND Naturprodukte GmbH)
Moderation: Alfred Grand / VERMIGRAND (AT)

Language: EN/DE


Hausäcker Straße 12

3462 Absdorf Austria


8:30 - 9:00 am           Arrival in Absdorf


9:00 am - 1:00 pm      Visit of the worm composting facility

Introduction to the latest research results

Inspection of newly replanted soil protection systems

Inspection of the soil health tests


1:00 - 2:00 pm               Lunch at „Heiss" in Absberg, Kellergasse

2:00 - 3:00 pm           Introduction and presentation of "Research and innovation at the farm"


3:00 pm                     End of the Conference