|Institute for Soil, Climate and Water (ARC ISCW)|
The Soil, Climate and Water Division follows a holistic approach towards natural resources utilization and conservation. It therefore promotes and collaborates in multi-institutional, cross-sectoral, bilateral and multi-lateral research teams. Its researchers are trained and experienced in project management and planning, and in teamwork. This Division has a proud history of successful formal agreements with national and international initiatives, and actively participates in formal ARC cooperation agreements with other countries. It hosts international and national symposia and is experienced in facilitating workshops and problem analysis.
The strength of the Soil, Climate and Water Division lies in its multidisciplinary approach, scientific excellence, breadth and depth of scientific and technological skills, and in its capacity to draw on a wide range of key disciplines required to provide holistic, innovative solutions to clients with respect to sustainable land use, the conservation of the natural resources and environmental quality.
The Campus for Soil, Climate and Water (ISCW) is the oldest of the eleven institutes of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa. ARC-ISCW was established in 1902 and celebrated its Centenary during 2002. This Division functions under the ARC Core Business: Research and Innovarion Systems. As reflected in its name, Soil, Climate and Water's mandate concerns the sustainable and integrated use and management of the natural resources soil, climate and water.