DPSIR analysis

Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Responses analysis of a subject (EEA, 2007). The driving forces can be either environmental or biophysical (including pedo-climatic zonation and soil type) or external (driven by the market, by policy, scientific innovations, etc.), the pressures here are the soil threats, the states are relevant soil quality (health) indicators, whereas the impacts are the resulting effects of the interplay of driving forces, pressures and responses, in this case SICS.