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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Unusual Crops Could Become Climate Saviors

January 7, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research

As the planet warms, BGU researchers are working to improve crop output in adverse conditions.

BGU Researchers Improve Performance of Solar Panels

December 16, 2019

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Nanotechnology

The new technique -- inspired by nature’s lotus leaf -- removed 98% of dust particles.

Years of Research May Lead to Desert Truffle Farms

July 15, 2019

Tags: Desert & Water Research

A BGU researcher says cultivating the prized delicacy on a large scale may soon be possible.