Title: EC Soil Strategy Web Page 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/soil/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Soil-->Soil Overview
 
Short description: Different EU policies (for instance on water, waste, chemicals, industrial pollution prevention, nature protection, pesticides, agriculture) are contributing to soil protection. But as these policies have other aims and other scopes of action, they are not sufficient to ensure an adequate level of protection for all soil in Europe. For all these reasons, in September 2006, the Commission adopted a comprehensive EU strategy specifically dedicated to soil protection. 
Long description: The web page contains many links to EC soil strategy and policy, and a number of key publications:
Soil Protection - The story behind the Strategy;
Soil Atlas of Europe;
Common criteria for risk area identification according to soil threats;
Reports from the Working Groups set up in preparation of the Strategy:
Volume 1 : Introduction and executive summary,
Volume 2 : Erosion,
Volume 3 : Organic matter,
Volume 4 : Contamination and land management,
Volume 5 : Monitoring,
Volume 6 : Research, sealing & cross-cutting issues.
 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 19/10/2006