International Arid Lands Consortium

Related Sites

Sustainable Development of Drylands

Development programs and organizations

Information networks, databases, and publications

  • The Arid Lands Newsletter
    Twice-yearly publication of the Office of Arid Lands Studies, exploring events and issues of interest to arid lands researchers, resource managers, and policy makers.
  • Eldis (formerly Electronic Development and Environment Information System)
    Gateway to information sources on development and the environment; maps, full-text reports and articles--many relate to drylands. The Eldis mission is to share the best in development policy, practice and research, providing access to more than 24,000 summarised documents from over 4,500 development organisations - all available free to download.
  • FAO Natural Resources Management and Environment Department
    A rich source of information on sustainable development in general, with considerable information relating to drylands. Provides access to the Sustainable Development Dimensions database.
  • Journal of Arid Environments
    Monthly international journal publishing research articles and reviews concerning arid, semi-arid, and desert environments. Some full-text available online; Website gives subscription information, author guidelines, and full-text to a recent sample issue.
  • Linkages - A Multimedia Resource for Environment and Development Policy Makers
    From the International Institute for Sustainable Development, timely information on international treaties and protocols , many pertaining to drylands.

Research institutions

  • Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem
    Founded in 1990, the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territories and the self-reliance of the Palestinian people through greater control over their natural resources.
  • Center for Arid Zone Studies, University of Wales, Bangor.
    CAZR was established in 1984 and specialises in natural resource management and rural development in drought-prone areas.
  • Desert Research Institute, University and College System of Nevada
    DRI conducts basic and applied environmental research concerning drylands on a local, national, and international scale.
  • Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN), Windhoek, Namibia
    DRFN is dedicated to creating and furthering awareness and understanding of arid environments and developing the capacity, skills and knowledge to manage arid environments appropriately.
  • Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas, Mendoza, Argentina
    IADIZA conducts research and development activities in five core areas, with the ultimate goal of restoration and sustainable development of arid lands. Site is in Spanish.
  • Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    BIDR's goal is to carry out research on the desert environment, required for promoting sustainable uses of the Negev Desert and other drylands the world over.
  • Office of Arid Lands Studies, The University of Arizona.
    OALS conducts interdisciplinary programs that address local, state, national, and international problems related to understanding, regenerating, and managing the world's arid lands.
  • Sheffield Centre for International Drylands Research
    SCIDR is an independent research center of the University of Sheffield, UK, conducting research into dryland environments and peoples worldwide.


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