BGU researchers are improving the quality of human life in drylands by promoting environmental conservation and sustainable development.

At BGU’s Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research , social scientists, architects and urban planners are developing environmental solutions to residential life that are aligned with the cultural, socio-economic and political considerations unique to dryland societies. Ecologists are studying Israel as model desert ecosystems for advancing knowledge in biodiversity conservation. Geographers, meteorologists, mechanical engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists are investigating various aspects of the physical environment.

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BGU Finds a Way to Help Reverse Desertification

March 12, 2019

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Desertification can be reversed by intervening at the desert border in the form of “vegetation fingers.”

BGU, Bayer and Netafim Collaborate to Protect Crops

February 8, 2019

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Press Releases

The project will combine soil research, digital prediction tools and state-of-the-art drip technology.

American Associates Village Honored for Eco Design

July 26, 2018

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Leadership, Awards & Events

The student village in Sede Boqer won an architecture award for its unique and desert-friendly design.