Collaboration in Namibia

IALC.World and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia team up to address environmental and gender-based risk

A Strategy for Moving Forward

The International Arid Lands Consortium exists to facilitate collaborative research and practical application of new knowledge amongst members, and to promote global peace through sustainable agricultural and natural resources practices.

At the University of Arizona we hope to revitalize this important network, and have begun by first invigorating our own UA Arid Lands community, and have authored collaboration technology tools for making it possible to discover multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and international expertise networks between member organizations, and to collaborative pursue funding opportunities.

Find Funding

Our new Opportunity Tracker tool enables your institution to locate grants and other funding sources.

Find Visibility

Use the Expertise Tracker to put yourself on the map of the globe and connect with other projects to maximize funding chances.

Find Experts

Diversify and connect with experts in other fields to increase funding opportunities and establish a stronger network.


Wicked Water Problems

Sponsoring 4 faculty at international water conference, Tel Aviv

April 2017

Desalination in Israel

Interview of Professor Sharon Megdal in Municipal Water Leader Magazine

May, 2017

Caravan for Democracy

IALC.World and the Jewish National Fund team up to send student leaders on first time trip to Israel

April, 2017

Collaboration in Namibia

Mitigating environmental, social, and gender-related risk in Africa

June, 2017

Town Halls

An IALC member hosts town halls to talk about collaboration

Expertise Tracker

Who are you connected to, and where do they work?


International Arid Lands Consortium members

  • The University

    of Arizona

    Arizona, which includes parts of both the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, provides a natural setting for studying arid lands. The UA conducted the state's first arid lands research in the late 1800s at its Agricultural Experiment Station.

  • The Desert

    Research Institute

    The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is the environmental research division of the Nevada System of Higher Education, conducting some 150 projects annually across the U.S. and internationally.

  • Higher Council for Science & Technology

    Badia Research & Development Centre, Jordan

    Projects include remote sensing, water harvesting, brackish/effluent waters, afforestation, water and soil conservation, dryland agroforestry, and ecological processes in artificial savannahs

  • The University

    of Illinois

    Although The University of Illinois is not located in an arid environment, it is approaching its fifth decade of involvement in the development of predominantly arid and semiarid countries.

  • The Jewish

    National Fund

    Since Israel's declaration of statehood in 1948, it has focused on land reclamation, afforestation, site preparation for agriculture and settlement, construction of roads, reservoirs and parks, soil conservation, and halting desertification.

  • The Water for Food Institute

    (at the University of Nebraska)

    was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through improved water management in agricultural and food systems.

  • New Mexico

    State University

    NMSU has coordinated international research activities for more than 30 years, including a cooperative scientific exchange between New Mexico State University and Israel.

  • South Dakota

    State University

    SDSU faculty collectively have more than 100 years of experience working on improvements for agricultural systems in semiarid environments, much of it at field sites that receive only 14 to 28 inches of precipitation per year.

  • Texas A&M University


    A&M-Kingsville is ideally situated for studying many aspects of arid lands systems. The coastal bend region of Texas has a subtropical, semiarid climate that receives less than 25 inches of rainfall annually and is the site of extensive farming and ranching operations.

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