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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Desertification Conference Focused on Climate Change

November 20, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Press Releases

The BGU event addressed one of the most pressing worldwide issues: Challenges in a Changing Environment.

Desert Tech Community Launched in Beer-Sheva

October 15, 2020

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

BGU is transforming the Negev into a tech hub that empowers sustainable living in arid climates.

Negev Cisterns May Date Back to the Time of Abraham

July 16, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research

New BGU research finds that open cisterns hold the key to understanding ancient life in the Negev.