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Drylands, Deserts and Desertification

December 23, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research

At BGU's second international conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, there was a sense among the experts and officials gathered from over 50 countries, that something could be done, that techniques could be learned and that they would leave Israel better equipped to combat this global threat.

Looking for Freshwater Solutions

November 26, 2008

Tags: Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

The Media Line -- BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research is helping to solve Israel's water shortage. Zuckerberg was recently selected to be Israel's national center for advanced water technologies, acting as a bridge between academia and entrepreneurs.

BGU Professor’s Solar Panels Are Paving the Way to a Bright ...

November 25, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Robotics & High-Tech

BGU Professor David Faiman has developed solar panels that might be the answer to global solar energy problems.

Ben-Gurion University and Rutgers University Weigh Solar ...

November 24, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research

New Jersey Jewish News --Prof. David Faiman, chair of BGU's Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics and director of Israel's National Solar Energy Center, discusses possible collaboration with Rutgers University.

Israel Pushes Solar Energy Technology

August 13, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

NPR--BGU's Professor David Faiman discusses how his photovoltaic cell technology could solve one of the fundamental problems of solar energy.

In the Desert: Why Israel is a Model for Some of the ...

August 8, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Chicago Jewish News--The four-day conference was held under the joint auspices of BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and drew more than 200 participants from 33 countries to BGU's Sede Boqer campus, deep inside the Negev Desert region.

The Quest for Water Purity

August 7, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research

NY Jewish Week--A Ben-Gurion University researcher has a technique to monitor pollutants before they enter Israel���s aquifers.

New Artificial Reefs “Grow” From Mideast Peace Deal

August 4, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

National Geographic--In a rare example of Middle East cooperation, Israelis and Jordanians have joined together to create a string of artificial coral reefs in the Red Sea, spearheaded by BGU researchers from the Eilat campus.

Seaweed: The World’s Engine?

August 4, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

Ha'aretz--Ben-Gurion University researchers are working on a new diesel fuel based on plant and animal fat. They are trying to develop the technology to produce oil from seaweed, which would then serve as a basis for fuel.




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