BIDR News Spring 2021
From the Desert for the World
The Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies
A record of ISF grant recipients in one year at the BIDR
The presidents of Germany and Israel, Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Mr. Reuven Rivlin, visited the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research
In May 2021, Gazan-launched rockets and incendiary balloons caused multiple fires in the Israeli locales.
A recent study used an algorithm to determine that some 13,050 dunums (3,260 acres) of land were burned in the recent flare-up.
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.