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The Announcement of the WASWAC 4th International Youth Forum on Soil and Water Conservation (IYFSWC)
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In order to help the youth worldwide to play greater roles in the scientific research, technological development, and demonstration & popularization of soil and water conservation, encourage and support the young generation to undertake the historical responsibility entrusted by the times, and to achieve sustainable development in soil and water conservation, World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) will continue to organize the International Youth Forum on Soil and Water Conservation (IYFSWC) in Shenyang in this coming September, following the first three sessions, which were held successfully in Nanchang, China in October 2015, in Moscow, Russia in August 2018, in Noor, Iran in October 2021.

WASWAC will continue to evaluate the Outstanding Youth Paper (See Appendix 1.pdf for details), which is set up by WASWAC especially for the outstanding young researchers under the age of 40. The paper passed evaluation will have chance to be published in the official journal of WASWAC – International Soil and Water Conservation Research, and the winners will also be able to obtain a certificate issued by WASWAC and a USD 1000 honorarium.

As an important platform of academic progress presentation and to research ideas exchange, we sincerely invite worldwide scholars, students, and relevant enterprises engaged in the scientific research, technology development, management, teaching and training and engineering design of soil and water conservation, to participate in this forum to share your latest research or technology progress, with oral presentation or poster display.


September 21-24, 2024, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, China


Bringing Youth Together - Leading the Future of Soil and Water Conservation


Soil and water conservation under climate change

Soil erosion mechanisms and modeling

Evaluation of soil erosion at regional scale

New technology of soil and water conservation

Soil and water conservation in production and construction projects

Intelligent soil and water conservation

Carbon sinks for soil and water conservation

Soil and water conservation biodiversity

Soil and Water Conservation Policy, Education and Popularization of Science


Plenary Lectures by Keynote Speakers

Oral and Poster Sessions

Field Excursion

Youth Scientist Enlightenment Session

Outstanding Youth Paper Evaluation


Registration Opening: March 1, 2024

Abstract and registration form (See Appendix 2.doc) Submission Deadline:  Extended to May 31, 2024 (This date is the final deadline and will not be extended.)

(All participants need to submit the registration form, with abstract inclusive)

Application for Academic Enlightenment Session Report  (See Appendix 3.docx)  Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

(Participants who do no want to apply for the Academic Enlightenment Session Report, do not need to submit the application form)

Outstanding Youth Paper Application (with full paper inclusive) Deadline: May 15, 2024

(Participants who do no want to apply for the Outstading Youth Paper, do not need to submit full paper)


(1) Registration Fee: USD 200 (student with valid certificate), USD 300 (regular), USD 150 (accompanying person).

Discount available while payment in advance: 

(*) Before May 15, 2024: USD 150 (student with valid certificate), USD 260 (regular), USD 150 (accompanying person). 

(*) Between May 16, 2024 and July 31, 2024: USD 170 (student with valid certificate), USD 280 (regular), USD 150 (accompanying person). 

(*) Onsite payment on September 20, 2024: USD 200 (student with valid certificate), USD 300 (regular), USD 150 (accompanying person).

 (Registration Fee includes breakfast, lunch, finner, tefreshment nreaks, gala dinner, and the 1st field tour)

(2) Fee for the 2nd Field Tour (Optional): 50 in USD.

(Please pay the fee for the 2nd field tour with the registration fee together)


The Forum Official Website:https://4th-iyfswc-2024syau.scievent.com/

The WASWAC Secretariat: Dr. Pengfei DU, waswac@foxmail.com

The Forum Secretariat: Dr. Donghao HUANG, Dr. Hui LIU, Dr. Huazheng LIU, IYFSWC_4th@syau.edu.cn

The WASWAC Youth Outstanding Paper Evaluation Secretariat: Dr. Liqin Qu, waswac-yopa@foxmail.com


The Venue and the Shenyang City

The 1st Field Tour

The 2nd Field Tour


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