Gulf Cooperation Council
Network for Drylands Research & Development

شبكة دول
مجلس التعاون الخليجي لدراسات

الأراضي القاحلة و التطوير

Here is the basic structure of our
anticipated knowledge base


  • Definition of Dryland Regions and Desertification
    Their nature, extent and importance  de_but_more_grey
  • Vegetation Patterns in Drylands 
  • Dryland Hydrology 
  • Soil Degradation 
  • Dynamics of Drylands Geomorphology and Landscape

Excursus: Desertification in the GCC


Fundamental Causes for the Degradation of Drylands

  • Climate Change
  • Demographical Aspects 
  • Human Impact on the Biosphere 
  • Overexploitation through the usage of non adaptive cultivation
    systems and methods 
  • Implications of Irrigation projects Irrigation and Drainage 

Excursus: Negative impact of tourism in the GCC  de_but_more_grey


           "You must be the change
             you want to see in the world."

Mahatma Gandhi
  … in tribute to Sheikh Zayed for
            exceptional wisdom and leadership


Progressive Social Change –
Socioeconomic Consequence or indication of drought and desertification?


Excursus: Human Insecurity 

  • Poverty 
  • Adaptation 
  • Migration 
  • Crises & Conflict 
  • Change of values as a structural indicator 

Environmental Management and Policy

  • Institutional and Legislative Framework 
  • Implementation 

Excursus: Traditional Knowledge 

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