Arid Lands Newsletter
Issue No. 57
Water efficiency II: Rural areas and agriculture
Katherine Waser, Editor
Office of Arid Lands Studies
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Adapting to the realities
of rural water use
Drought planning and
rainwater harvesting for arid-zone pastoralists: the Turkana, the Maasai,
and the Negev Bedouin
by Hendrik Bruins,
Joshua J. Akong'a, Marcel M.E.M. Rutten and Gideon M. Kressel
Making the most of a scarce resource: Solar disinfection of drinking
water in the arid zone of western Rajasthan
by Rob Reed, Isaac Bright Singh, Shibu Mani, Ranjit Kanjur, Neil
Simon and Surekha Mol
What is the future
for ancient water tunnels in the Middle East?
by Joshka Wessels
Political effluent: Implementing wastewater re-use in Wadi Musa, Jordan
by Erin Addison
Selected resources of interest
CALL FOR PAPERS
In the next issue of the Arid Lands Newsletter (No. 58, Winter 2005), the
focus turns to soil management techniques for drylands. Topics of interest
include, but are by no means limited to:
- Management of soil salinity.
- Control of problems such as soil erosion (e.g. sand dune fixation, use
of greenbelts, revegetation of degraded land or abandoned farmland).
- Improvement of soil quality through sustainable farming practices (e.g.
no-till systems, organic farming, use of biosolids as fertilizers).
- Use of dryland soils for carbon sequestration.
- Policy issues relating to promotion of sustainable soil management and
land use practices.
Proposals for papers, comments, suggestions for possible authors, suggestions
for resources (web, paper, CD-ROM etc.) to be included, etc. in either of these
issues, are welcome. Please send your suggestions to
Katherine Waser, Editor, Arid Lands Newsletter.