Drylands, Deserts and Desertification: The Route to Restoration

Drylands, Deserts and Desertification: The Route to Restoration

Mon, 08/11/2010 / Thu, 11/11/2010

The conference brings together experts, officials and lay people around the globe concerned about land degradation and development. Presentations consider practical solutions for sustainable and prosperous livelihoods in the drylands.

The program combines plenary lectures and panels, parallel sessions, workshops, field trips and social events. The four day conference provides an opportunity for a diverse group of experts, policy makers and land managers to consider a range of theoretical and practical issues associated with combating desertification and living sustainably in the drylands.

The thematic focus of the 3rd conference will consider the restoration of degraded drylands. This "positive" orientation embraces the notion that trend need not be destiny, and that most desertified lands, ecosystems and economies can at least rehabilitated. Local case studies will be highlighted along side of success stories from around the world with an emphasis on quantitative indicators of progress. In addition additional sessions will be held considering a broad range of topics associated with sustainable living in the drylands and desertification.

(Sede Boqer Campus, Israel)
Ms. Dorit Korine