To commemorate 30 years of collaboration on arid lands issues, the International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) hosted a three-day international conference on arid lands. Convened virtually on 24-26 May 2021, the conference celebrated IALC collaborative research and demonstration projects and examined current and future challenges in IALC’s regions of focus. A key goal of the conference was to underscore the value of the IALC mission: promoting peace through collaborative research and demonstration projects in the arid lands of the world. Keynote presentations and panel discussions emphasized the broader value of collaborative-multinational research and problem-solving to address issues that confront the sustainable use and management of arid lands globally.
Day 1: Water and Agriculture
This session focused on management of water for sustainable use in the agriculture, municipal and industrial sectors and by nature.
Day 2: Land & Natural Environment
This session focused on management of land for sustainable use and conservation.
Day 3: Forests & Fire
This session focused on management of forests for sustainable use and conservation.