Pacific Islands Area Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society
The Soil and Water Conservation Society (Pacific Islands Area Chapter) is the largest in the Pacific. Members include a diverse group of individuals working or interested in soil and water conservation, and broader issues of conservation of natural resources.
SWCS is an international, non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to promoting conservation of soil and water resources. Founded in 1945, SWCS has a world-wide membership of 11,000 in 90 countries. Members include a diverse group of individuals working or interested in soil and water conservation, and broader issues of conservation of natural resources.
The international headquarters of SWCS is in Ankeny, Iowa, USA. Activities at a local level are organized by chapters of the Society.
Chapter Establishment and Objectives
The Pacific Islands Area Chapter is the largest in Pacific. It was established in 1981 and has 30 members who are working or interested in agricultural and environmental sciences, and education. The objectives of the Pacific Islands Area Chapter are to:
Develop and advance the science and art of good land stewardship.
Promote public awareness and education about the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources.
Join with other resource professionals for self development, education, and fun.
The Chapter is involved in a wide range of activities including:
Development of educational resources for children.
Supply of speaker resource kits.
Sponsorship of public seminars and workshops.
Unbiased reviews of reports, policy papers and other documents on soil and water conservation.
Membership and Its Benefits
With your SWCS membership, you receive:
Information on chapter activities and initiatives.
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, a bimonthly, international journal with articles, technical reports, book reviews and news items on such topics and sustainable development, soil and water policy, and environmental protection.