Preventive and responsive soil protection in Hannover
Successful cooperation between the state capital and Leibniz University
We depend on intact soils as a source of raw materials and food, a store of nutrients, water, and greenhouse gases, a filter of pollutants, and as habitat. For many years, the state capital Hannover has been engaged in preventive and responsive soil protection to preserve this valuable asset, and protect people from any harmful effects of contaminated soils. The professional exchange with Leibniz University’s science department as well as various collaborative projects with its students has turned out to be highly beneficial to this endeavor.