Global Soil Sustainability Working Group (GSSWG) (non-funded GCRT)

Rebuilding and retaining soil resources is essential for feeding billions of people and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The Global Soil Sustainability Working Group, recently launched by CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability, aims to transform the information topology of soil science and enable scientists to more effectively test theories and advance knowledge. Understanding soil dynamics is fundamental to dealing with environmental issues such as climate change, food and energy production, clean drinking water, management of reactive nitrogen, and conservation of biodiversity. The mission of the Soil Sustainability Working Group is to leverage the diverse strengths of Colorado State University scientists by coordinating research activities and providing a platform that integrates soil data from disparate sources to facilitate more productive interaction between soil scientists and decision-makers.