From the Desert for the World
The Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies
BIDR NEWS SPRING 2022
Hundreds of people from around the world attended the opening ceremony of the 8th International Drylands, Deserts, and Desertification (DDD) at Ben-Gurion University's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) in Sde Boker.
Prof. Arik Yochelis (BIDR) and Prof. Avner Rothschild (Technion) took a different tack and believe they have identified new pathways that would speed up the catalytic process that is expected to reduce the invested electrical energy costs significantly.
NASA and several other national space agencies have recently revived their lunar colonization programs. One critical factor that needs to be solved is how to power a future colony.
BIDR researchers and students investigate ways to meet global challenges related to food security, water scarcity and clean energy.
Our mission is to combat desertification and facing global challenges by bringing together water, food, energy, and environmental research.
Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies: 250 students from 20 countries, 700 alumni from 45 countries.
By 2050, there will be 9 billion people in the world. The farmland needed to feed them lies in arid and semi-arid regions.
41% of Earth’s landmass is Drylands, and is home to more than 2 billion people.
Water is one of the earth’s most crucial resources, but it is finite.