Tackling climate change effects on soil and groundwater

Venue: Hotel Opus, Egebjergvej 1, 8700 Horsens, Denmark
TOPSOIL End Conference

Using ground-breaking technology, TOPSOIL uncovers and predicts how the soil and groundwater beneath our feet responds to rising temperatures, sea level rise and changes in precipitation patterns. Underground reactions caused by these climate change effetcs are crucial in determining which specific challenges local areas are facing. TOPSOIL facilitates innovative climate resilience solutions through development of new technologies and by integrating detailed local knowledge about the subsurface hydrology and geology. Its methodologies are already being applied by regional authorities in the countries of the North Sea Region and in other countries as well. Preliminary results are being integrated into farming practices and land management.

On 23 October 2019, TOPSOIL will introduce interested stakeholders and others to it’s exciting results. Come discover our new technology, subsurface models, tested measures, monitoring tools and activities on stakeholder involvement and policy making. We will present and discuss all our results:

  • Get informed about the TOPSOIL project
  • Learn more about our technological developments
  • See how we have tackled specific groundwater related climate change challenges in our pilots
  • Meet other experts working on climate change adaptation in the North Sea region
  • Discover how other countries deal with climate change challenges


Preliminary programme

09.30: Coffee and Registration
10.00: Welcome
10.20: Status and future for climate change adaptation in Europe (invited speaker)
10.40: Introduction to the Interreg NSR TOPSOIL project
11.35: Soil and groundwater management in a future climate – pilot results from the North Sea region
13.00: Lunch
14.00: Resilient soil and groundwater resources – lessons learnt in TOPSOIL
16.00: Poster session
19.00: Conference dinner (optional – 200 DKK)

Please register here!

For Danish attendants: If you want to join other parts of the conference (in Danish) you can find more information here, and register here.