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BGU Student Receives Presidential Grant

July 18, 2014

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Gil Eshel receives the President of the State of Israel Scientific Excellence and Innovation Grant.

Organic Agriculture May Pollute Groundwater

March 6, 2014

Tags: Desert & Water Research

BGU research finds that organic agriculture can cause pollution from nitrate leaching into groundwater.

BGU to Establish Ocean Studies Center in Eilat

January 23, 2014

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Natural Sciences

BGU partners with a Canadian university to create an international center for marine sciences in Eilat.

A Budding Wine Boom in the Negev

July 8, 2013

Tags: Desert & Water Research

BGU researchers help local winemakers develop water collection methods for growing grapes in the desert.

Negev Farming Began 5,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

April 9, 2013

Tags: Desert & Water Research

A BGU researcher finds that agriculture in Israel's Negev region may date back even before biblical times.

Desert Fishing: Helping to Build a Negev Industry

September 28, 2012

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Using the warm, brackish water found beneath the desert floor, fish are flourishing in the desert.

We Could Feed the World

May 22, 2012

Tags: Desert & Water Research

BGU finds that the key to growing food in arid lands is a matter of "growing crops with less drops" of water.

From Israel to The Gambia

April 23, 2012

Tags: Desert & Water Research

BGU grad Kebba N. Sonko took what he learned about desert agriculture/agroforestry back to The Gambia.

Braving Israel’s Desert to Make Wine

March 30, 2012

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Scientists are helping farmers grow grapes in an area that gets four inches of rainfall a year.