Session 11: Modelling erosion by water

Organisers: Panos Panagos – Panos.PANAGOS(at), JRC. ISPRA, Italy


This workshop will address issues regarding how local/regional modelling results can be upscaled (or applied) to the European scale. The workshop also serves as a follow-up of recent JRC modelling developments and published maps on soil erosion by water and wind and the workshop held in ISPRA in March 2017. The workshop will focus on how various project or local/regional modelling applications can improve “know-how” at the European scale. Emphasis will also be given to management practices that can reduce soil erosion.

The organisers invite pan-European projects (e.g RECARE) to show the best management practices to reduce erosion and to demonstrate their research work in study sites.

Scientists dealing at the small scale are invited to present the possibilities and limitations of upscaling their results. Scientists operating at the large scale are invited to consider how their modelling/ mapping can be validated with small scale data.

The workshop focusses on five issues is:

  • Large-scale soil erosion modelling
  • Small-scale soil erosion modelling
  • Conservation practices to control erosion
  • Sediment transport – Radionuclides
  • Various (wind erosion modelling, policies in soil conservation, coupling with carbon modelling)

Format: will depend on the number of submissions, but will be interactive.