Fact Finding 'Healthy Soils'



Paleis der Academiën, Brussel

Fact Finding 'Healthy Soils'


Steering committee of the Thinkers' Programme Soils as Natural Capital

Activity in the context of the Thinkers' cycle 

The Thinkers' Programme on ‘Soils as Natural Capital’ aims to open the debate on challenges and opportunities for preservation and strengthening soils as natural capital in the 21st century’ with all Flemish stakeholders, partners and experts.

The first fact finding session takes place at the Academy on Thursday November 7, 2019 and will focus on ‘Healthy soils for sustainable land management in the 21st century’. Four key-stakeholders will present the status, opportunities and possible threats for ‘healthy soil’ in Flanders.

Both Thinkers-in-Residence - Richard Bardgett and Joke van Wensem - will be present.



1 Welcome & coffee 09:00 - 09:30
2 Introduction 09:30 - 09:40
Kris Verheyen, UGent (Organisator)
3 Presentations by Flemish key-stakeholders 09:40 - 12:00
Martine Swerts, Planbureau Omgeving (spreker)
Griet Van Gestel, OVAM (spreker)
Patrick Verstegen, VLM (spreker)
Bruno Devos, INBO (spreker)
4 Q&A 12:00 - 12:30
5 Lunch 12:30 - 13:30