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The European Commission, Directorate General for Environment, provided the framework and guidance for the activities of the working groups, which delivered their independent reports by May 2004. The reports have been compiled by members of the Technical Working Groups and represent their collective professional views. The Commission intends to draw on those reports when designing the final content of the soil strategy planned to be presented during 2005.
This publication presents the actual reports from the 5 Technical Working Groups that operated during 2003-2004 under the umbrella of the Thematic Strategy for soils.
Volume II-IV present the entire reports (excluding enclosures as developed by the Working Groups. Thanks to the large number of enthusiastic and competent participants in the Working Groups it has been possible to further delegate specific work packages and to constitute drafting groups or �Task Groups� within each of the 5 Working Groups. 31 Task Groups have been established and where led by task Group Leaders. Volume II-IV follow this structure of Task Group Reports.

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Authors: GENTILE A R, ;JONES R J A, ;MONTANARELLA L, ;SELVARADJOU S K, ;VAN CAMP L, European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels (BE);BUJARRABAL B, Euopean Environment Agency, Copenhagen (DK);OLAZABAL C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21319 EN/3 (2004), 496 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
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