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of the regional IHSS - Chapter of Bulgaria



                                                   Welcome address

Dear Scientists, Friends of Humic Matter, 

It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the 19-th International Humic Substances Society (IHSS) meeting that will take place from 16 to 21 September 2018 in Albena resort Bulgaria, located at the Black sea seaside, about 30 km North of Varna, the summer capital of Bulgaria and about 500 km Northeast of Sofia. It is a touristic place with an agreeable atmosphere offering remarkable sightseeing’s to historical and natural destinations.

It is a great honor for the Bulgarian Chapter to host the IHSS conference for the first time. We shall do our utmost to prepare an exciting scientific and social program for you and expect to have a successful conference widely attended by Academia and Industry. 
Scientists from universities and industries, all over the world, are encouraged to participate and make contributions to the conference - oral and poster presentations.

The conference is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry of Bulgaria in collaboration with Agricultural Academy.

Participations in the exhibition, organized by the Local Organizing Committee, are welcome during the Conference.
Accompanying persons of our delegates are not forgotten and a carefully prepared program will be organized.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee I invite you to put the 19th IHSS conference on your agenda and I am looking forward to welcome you in Albena resort, 16-21 September 2018, Bulgaria.
Prof. Ekaterina Filcheva
President of the Bulgarian Chapter of IHSS

Scientific Program & Topics


Environmental Chemistry – Dynamics - Role of Humic Substances and Natural Organic Matter

Biotic Interactions – Toxicity - Role of Humic Substances and Natural Organic Matter

Water Quality - Drinking Water – Surface Waters

Soil Physical Chemistry - Soil Fertility

Humic Based Technologies - Crop Production

Preliminary program

16 September Registration
Welcome party
17 September Opening, welcoming addresses – morning session
Afternoon session
18 September Scientific directions presentations – morning session
National Coordinators Meeting - lunch time
Visit to Varna and Aladja Monastery – in the afternoon
19 September Professional tour with a guided visit to a soil profile, Kaliakra cape and Balchik, dinner in a Bulgarian
Folk Style restaurant
20 September Scientific directions presentations
Travel awards presentations
IHSS General Assembly
Gala dinner
21 September Scientific directions presentations – morning session
Closing remarks

Poster session (17 - 21 September 2018) – to be organized in the main plenary hall
Exhibition of humic products (17 – 21 September 2018) – stands will be located in the conference lobby


We are also excited to announce the IHSS conference website is now live!

You may visit www.ihss2018.org for information and updates .

The main goal of the Bulgarian chapter of IHSS is to consolidate the efforts of the Bulgarian scientists in the field of the theoretical and applied humus substances research.

The scope of scientific interests includes:

* structure, properties, and genesis of humus substances;

* interactions of humus substances with heavy metals;

* application of humus substances for land reclamation;

* biological activity of humus substances;

* technologies of manufacturing and agricultural applications of humus substances;

* humus state of Bulgarian soils, etc.

We are glad to be a part of the world-wide humus research community. We are open for cooperation with other chapters of IHSS and welcome any kind of HUMUS SUBSTANCES ACTIVITIES.

This website presents information about Bulgarian Humic Substances Society (BHSS) - chapter of International Humic Substances Society (IHSS). The society was founded in 1997. At present, BHSS has a membership of 64 scientists and specialists. Individual members of IHSS - Bulgarian Chapter have a membership of 34 scientists. They are scientists and specialist from research institutes, Universities and private firms.


Membership - List of Members (Click here for CVs) with affiliation, phone and e-mail.

Documents - Click here for Membership Application form.

Management - Management body of the Society with phones and e-mails.

Activities - Activity of BHSS.

Editions - Proceedings, Monographs on humus substances

Conferences – Future Conferences, place, date, deadlines


Useful links and partners:

Институт по почвознание, Агротехнология и защита на растенията "Н.Пушкаров" / Institute of Soil Science, Agrotechnology and Plant protection  "N. Poushkarov"

Лесотехнически Университет / University of Forestry

Международно дружество по хумусни вещества / International Humic Substances Society

Министерство на земеделието и храните / Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Национална служба за съвети в земеделието / National Agricultural Advisory Service

Министерство на образованието и науката / Ministry of Education and Science

Министерство на околната среда и водите / Ministry of Environment and Water

Изпълнителна агенция по околната среда / Executive Environmental Agency

Конвенция на ООН за борба с опустиняването / UNCCD

Рамкова конвенция на ООН за климатичните промени / UNFCCC

IHSS - Commonwealth of Independent states (CIS) chapter

IHSS - Polish chapter

Аграрен Университет, Пловдив / Agriculture University, Plovdiv

Институт за гората / Institute of Forestry, BAS


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