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Black soil: essential for a healthy ecosystem
15 December 2022

Black soil: essential for a healthy ecosystem

5 December was World Soil Day. The theme this year was ‘Soils: where food begins’, which made it a great…

World Soil Day - 'Soils: Where food begins'
5 December 2022

World Soil Day - 'Soils: Where food begins'

During this year’s World Soil Day, Martin Doeswijk (International Soil Director) and Edna Rodriguez Riveros…

Drought? Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
27 October 2022

Drought? Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

The quality of our soil is lousy. The reason? Climate change and how we use (or rather abuse) the soil.

Prevent leaks in underground piping in the chemical industry
24 August 2022

Prevent leaks in underground piping in the chemical industry

Leaks are one of the most important causes of failure in pressurised wastewater piping. In public areas,…

Communicating better through digital technologies
17 August 2022

Communicating better through digital technologies

Communication is a process that entails a sender sending a message to a recipient. The recipient processes…

Soil Review
15 August 2022

Soil Review

The soil isn’t just underfoot. It’s often everywhere. I started keeping a digital diary last February,…

Mercury in European rivers and lakes in times of climate change
25 July 2022

Mercury in European rivers and lakes in times of climate change

The World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks mercury among the ten most hazardous chemicals to health worldwide.…

Approach to soil abuse is the test for our time
16 June 2022

Approach to soil abuse is the test for our time

These are exciting times for school-leavers. When I was that age, I remember cleaning my room and even…

4 challenges and opportunities when redeveloping brownfields
2 May 2022

4 challenges and opportunities when redeveloping brownfields

There is a tremendous shortage of space. Societal changes in terms of climate and the environment, constant…