Sustainable Development of Drylands
Development programs and organizations
Information networks, databases, and publications
- The Arid Lands
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
- 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
- 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.
- Jordan's Higher Council for Science
The HCST is an independent organization aimed at building Jordan's
science and technology base for the purpose of economic, social and
cultural activities within the Kingdom. The HCST's Jordan Badia Research
and Development Program (BRDP) is an Affiliate Member of the IALC.
- 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.