Thank you for making the 2021 Living Soils Symposium a success!





I loved the diversity of attendees and guests. I learned a lot and had some great interactions with people. Events like this create so much synergy towards healing. I am blessed to have discovered this community and look forward to where the journey leads!

- Living Soils Symposium 2021 participant

Another thoughtful, motivational and uplifting event - I am always recharged and ready to tackle the big problems in my own little ways after these conferences.

- Living Soils Symposium 2021 participant

Illustration by Garth Laidlaw and Jenna Kessler

Experience the virtual Living Soils Symposium.

One week of solution-focused and action-oriented discussions. Bringing together a diversity of people from across sectors with one same goal:

Regenerate soil.
Restore water cycles.
Cool the climate.

For a thriving and resilient planet.

Water makes life on earth possible.

Water cycles regulate our planet’s temperature. Yet, disruptions caused by deforestation, agriculture, fossil fuel extraction, and urbanization have amplified global warming and led us to face a water scarcity crisis.

The good news is that we can influence water cycling through the soil. Just as healthy soil has the potential to draw down carbon, it can also soak up, store and filter water, and help to restore water cycles.

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Why This Matters

Rehydrating our landscapes by regenerating soil will cool the planet and have ripple effects on human health, climate resilience, social inequities and biodiversity restoration.

 

Every

1%

increase in soil organic matter can help soils hold up to 75,000 L more water per acre1.

Water vapour feedback roughly doubles the amount of warming caused by CO2 and other greenhouse gases2 and is responsible for

95%

of the planet’s heat dynamics3.

Land degradation is largely contributing to mass migration:

1.6 billion

people will be at risk of floods by 20504.

More than

40%

of the global population is affected by water scarcity5.


12 million hectares

of productive land become barren every year due to desertification and drought, an area roughly the size of England6.

Since its beginnings, agriculture has caused the loss of

133 Giga tons

of soil carbon which has largely been emitted to the atmosphere as CO2, therefore contributing to climate change.