International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security

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Patience Please

Dear Colleagues,
your abstract will soon be published!
It takes time to reformat, edit and publish 270 abstracts and we (in the US and Germany) to not have “cheap exploited labor” (and are happy about that fact!) to do the work for us - we have to do it ourselves.
However that just takes a little time please! Please remember that many conferences do not even make that
Abstracts are published at random, it does not imply that we like those that have not yet been published less.


Urgent notice!


Dear colleagues,

Some abstracts have already been published.

However this does not imply that they have not been sent back for editing or that they will stay online, if the applicants will not participate!

However if an applicant has enough integrity to tell us in time that he/she will not be able to participate for an acceptable reason, we will in return leave his/her work online with a remark (in absentia) to help our colleagues to get further global recognition.

If not - we will just simply hit the delete button and will find this quite unnecessary!




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Our event will be supported by the 
City of Bonn - Germany’s United Nations City”
The Mayor of Bonn, Bärbel Dieckmann, also serves as the patroness of the German actions in recognition of the United Nations International Year of Drought and Desertification (IYDD)




Our First 300   

from 54  different countries
29% Arab partcipation!     smile

Find your Abstract
in alphabetical order:


Dear colleagues

We are proud to present the first 270 tentative titles of your abstract submissions and would like to point out the fact that 100 of  these contributions were send to us even before we made our official First Announcement or Call for Papers!

Your submissions naturally will stay anonymous until they have been accepted by your Session Convenors and if necessary by our Organizing (Scientific) Committee. Please accept that we will have to make some very difficult decisions, because only a limited number of abstracts can be accepted for this first event. In addition many of you will not be able to attend because of the extremely scarce financial support we will be able to offer to a selected few.
We will advice to check your abstract title from this list in alphabetical order and abstract ID. If in case human or technical failure should have occurred and an abstract did not reach us or disappeared within our internal organizational structure, please contact us:

On behalf of the entire  voluntary team  smile  NDRD would like to say thanks for your support in this pioneer initiative intended to create an ongoing dialogue between researchers and policy makers from the Arab world with the global scientific community as well as to reposition the ongoing desertification debate within the context of human security. (livelihood / vulnerability)


Public Statement on Quality and Contents of Abstracts

Dear colleagues,

One of the principal objectives of NDRD is to contribute to the advancement of drylands research and sustainable development for the benefit and wellbeing of humanity.

However the first step to achieve this long term objective is to encourage our colleagues from the affected countries to share their research with the rest of the world and ensuring that they make a personal effort to do so.

We explicitly ask theses colleagues in our "Call for submissions" to contribute the topics that they feel are of interest to their region. Certainly some of the results seem somewhat not relevant to us as well, but we don't see a need to impose our ideas when talking about "Drylands Ecology and Human Security" for this first pioneer event. In fact we hope that our plenary lectures will help to develop certain sensitivity to the understanding that research in this field needs a holistic approach in the minds of our participants.

What is certainly still missing is the interdisciplinary approach and we will counteract for ISDEHS 2007. However this idea is almost completely nonexistent in the minds of scientists in these countries – partly as a result of their educational systems, which do not provide room for alternative, critical and individual scholarly thought – and will take time to develop.
Certainly even on a global scale, this will not be the first conference on "desertification" that is lacking the social sciences.

Consequently we would like to point out that interdisciplinary environmental research in the field of drylands research is of utmost importance, since it will provide the information and understanding needed to enhance development pathways that provide alternatives to economically costly and socially detrimental environmental degradation.

Furthermore it will increase scientific and institutional capacity to anticipate and cope with environmental change at all scales—local to global—with reduced social and economic disruption as well as anticipate and reduce resource-driven conflict, both inter- and internationally.
We should be all aware by now that to implement successful environmental policies you do not only need to tackle the problem of overpopulation and bad governance, but need to provide a framework of sustainable development. However sustainable development is a political, ethical, social issue as much as it is a technical issue. Thus more research therefore needs to be done in the ‘soft’ sciences - concerning norms, cultural values, political processes, and ‘institutions’ in the broader sense of the word.1

In addition we are not satisfied with the quality of the submissions.  Regretfully, some abstracts were rejected after many editing efforts made by our colleagues to edit their work did not yield a satisfactory abstracts that meets the scientific standards. At this point is does not seem appropriate for us to start a new platform of dialogue in the region related to this issue.  It is quite a dilemma, but on the other hand we do not believe that people have a chance to develop, if we tell them "please stay at home, your contribution is not good enough". The idea of pursuing a PhD in a Western institution is to give the talented researchers the opportunity to learn and communicate with the scientific community in a meaningful and easy way. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as we have been experiencing with our abstracts.

The responsibility for this issue relies on both the countries that select the candidate and Western institutions that accept them. Our appeal would be to Western institutions in the future not to just care about the extra cash they receive from foreign governments or from just irresponsible "aid policies", but to also make sure that the candidate does reach the necessary standards to be sent back home with a PhD, qualification.

Maybe to spell it out straight forward almost all these abstracts where contributed by someone teaching students in tertiary institutions.
Now that should give a little room for thought and the hope for a paradigm change!

1 McNeill, D. / García-Godos, J.: Academic experiences of interdisciplinary research, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo, Norway , 2005


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Abstract ID

Title of Submission (A-C)

2006/ 042

A Comprehensive Approach to Drought and Desertification in Nigeria

2006/ 022

A Comprehensive Overview of Soil Salinization in Pakistan

2006/ 111

A Remote Sensing Approach to Improve Desertification
 Monitoring and Assessment

2006/ 088

A Study on the Effect of Potassium on Growth and Salt Tolerance
of Watermelon Cultivars

2006/ 115

A Study on Vegetation and Soil Properties in Degraded Rangelands for Reclamation and Sustainable Development – 
A Case Study from Sub Desert Sangar Tappeh Plain, Iran

2006/ 248

A Water Soluble Polysaccharide from Lupinus varius Seed

2006/ 178

Adoption and Abandonment of Rainfall Forecasting Reports by Farmers:
 A Case of Iran

2006/ 193

Agricultural Extension: Women and Dry Land Farming

2006/ 007

Agriculture and the Quality of Running Waters in Meknes Area, Morocco:
Impact on Environment and Health

2006/ 028

Agronomic Manipulations can Sustain Yield and
Improve Quality and Water Use Efficiency

2006/ 098

Agro-pastoral Systems in Cholistan

2006/ 143

An Assessment of Drinking Water Quality and Techniques for Recharging Urban Water System in Industrial Baroda City of Gujarat, India

2006/ 018

An Institutional and Legislative Approach
to Promoting Sustainable Holistic Development and Human Security

2006/ 004

An Integrated Approach to the Efficient Management of Scarce Freshwater Resources in Northwest and West Africa: The IMPETUS-Project

2006/ 054

An Investigation of Effective Factors Involved in Perception of Wheat Farmers Regarding On-Farm Demonstration in Isfahan Township, Iran

2006/ 117

An Investigation of Using Natural Material in Water Treatment

2006/ 184

An Overview of the Management and Mitigation of Drought
in Balochistan - Pakistan

2006/ 121

Analysis of some Meteorological Factors Affecting Rainfall
at Al Quds University Weather Station, Palestine

2006/ 069

Analysis Technical Knowledge of Farmers
Regarding Dryland Sustainable Agriculture in Khuzestan Province of Iran

2006/ 218

Analyzing Iranian National AKIS Strategies to Investigate How They Are Contributing to Combating Desertification in this Country

2006/ 038

Application of NOAA-AVHRR NDVI and Rainfall Time-Series to Assess Desertification in Central Asia

2006/ 020

Application of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems to Monitoring and management of Maâmora Forest in North West, Morocco

2006/ 081

Application of Remote Sensing in the Survey of Deforestation in Semi-arid Land for the Struggle against Desertification - Case of the Region of Djelfa, Algeria

2006/ 125

Application of Sewage Sludge to Improve Soil Physical Properties
and Soil Water Availability in Arid Regions

2006/ 175

Appropriate Policy Options for Sustainable Agriculture As Perceived by Farmers of Hamadan Province, Iran

2006/ 245

Assessing Impacts of Caspian Sea Level Catastrophic Rise
on Land Degradation in Gorgan Bay Region, Iran

2006/ 298

Assessing the Costs of Environmental Degradation
in the Middle East and North Africa Region

2006/ 105

Assessing the Impact on Groundwater of Solute Transport
in Contaminated Soils Using Numerical and Analytical Models

2006/ 272

Assessment and Application of Microbial Diversity

2006/ 217

Assessment of Groundwater Resources in Taiz Area, Yemen

2006/ 169

Assessment of Irrigation and Drainage Water Management
for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nile Delta

2006/ 052

Attitudes of Nahavand Township, Iran Wheat Farmers Toward On Farm Water Management (OFWM)

2006/ 264

Biocrusts Influence on Soil Infiltration in Aridlands

2006/ 058

Biodiversity Uses and Conservation in the Arab World

2006/ 227

Biological Integration of Farming Activities and Resource Management
in an Arid Agro-ecosystem in Rajasthan, India

2006/ 225

Biosorption of Stable Strontium and Strontium-90 (Radioactive) Using Cystoseira Indica Brown Alga in the Environmental Pollution Removal

2006/ 277

Calibration of Indices (Soil Properties) of the Soil Parameter in the Iranian Model of Desertification Potential Assessment (IMDPA)

2006/ 049

Can Quality of Arid Lands be Improved by Incorporation of Water Hyacinth: the Case of Sudan

2006/ 006

Challenges Facing Biodiversity of the United Arab Emirates

2006/ 213

Challenges in Response to Water Crisis in the Arab Region

2006/ 009

Challenges of Biodiversity in the Arab World

2006/ 200

Classification & Evaluation of Soil and Water Quality
at Wadi As-Saul Al-Kabir in Taif, Saudi Arabia

2006/ 060

Climate Change and Combating Desertification Project in the Arid Areas in the Marrakech Region (Morocco)

2006/ 002

Climate Change and Human Security in the GCC:
Implications for Vulnerability, Policy Response and Sustainable Development of the Affected Populace to Hydrological Changes in Saudi Arabia

2006/ 033

Climate Change Vulnerability, Hydrological Extremes and Risk Mitigation Initiatives in the MENA Region

2006/ 157

Combat Degradation and Desertification of Rain Fed Areas
in Northern Coastal Region of Egypt

2006/ 061

Combating Desertification in Morocco

2006/ 199

Comparative Application of Geostatistical Techniques for Determining Annual Rainfall: A Case Study of Southwestern Iran

2006/ 288

Complex Approach for the Definition of Risk-Factors
of Technogenous Systems in Flood Conditions

2006/ 240

Composting Method of Agricultural Refuse and Effects
of Compost on the Wheat and Corn Yield in Iranian Drylands

2006/ 268

Conserving Biological and Cultural Diversity in Drylands -
Best Practice Examples from East Africa and South America

2006/ 142

Contemporary Development of Dune Fields -
a Chance for Local Economic Growth? The Example of Southern Morocco

2006/ 131

Contribution to Study the Comparison of Vulnerability of Hydraulic Basins in Morocco to Impacts of Climate Change

Abstract ID

Title of Submission (D-F)

2006/ 048

Decomposition and Nutrient Release from Selected Agroforesty Tree Litters in the Semi-arid Tropics of Sudan

2006/ 026

Decomposition and Nutrient Release of Different Organic Residues under Sandy Soil of Western Omdurman

2006/ 265

Degradation and Violent Conflict:
Cases Studies from the Tuareg in Mali and Niger

2006/ 146

Degradation of Land Resources in the Old Lands of Egypt

2006/ 071

Desert & Development: Strategy for Future Development in Sindh

2006/ 278

Desert Agricultural Methods of the Bedouin

2006/ 003

Desertification and Animal Health in the Sahel -
Case Studies from Mali and Burkina Faso

2006/ 057

Desertification and Natural Resources Conservation: Approaches for Implementing Actions Programs in Souss Massa-Dra Région Watershed, South of Morocco

2006/ 127

Desertification Assessment
of Fidoye Garmosht Plain (Southern Iran) Using Medalus Approach

2006/ 040

Desertification in the Context of Human Domestication: The Endangering Endeavor of Endangered Humans Regarding Drylands

2006/ 044

Desertification in the Drylands of Nigeria and its Consequences on the Social Stability of the Region

2006/ 128

Desertification Trend in Yazd Province and its Mitigation Options -
Case Study of the Industrial Area of Meybod

2006/ 177

Determinants of Household Participation in Social Forestry
in Selected Arid Zone States of Northern Nigeria

2006/ 104

Determination of the Best Seeding Time for Atriplex Seeds (Atriplex conescens) in the  Drylands of Tehran, Iran

2006/ 216

Determining of Drought periods in Arsanjan Region, Iran

2006/ 076

Developing Drought Tolerant and More Water-use Efficient Varieties of Cereal and Legume Crops for Dry Areas in West Asia and North Africa

2006/ 119

Development of Basin Approaches for Sustainable Management of Transboundary Rivers in the South Caucasus

2006/ 266

Direct and Indirect Impact of Tourism Industry on Drylands:
the Example of Southern Tunisia

2006/ 249

Distribution of Hair among Acacia tortilis Forssk (Hayne) Complex Growing
in the Red Sea Hills, South Eastern Egypt and North Eastern Sudan

2006/ 222

Documenting and Comparing Plant Species Diversity by Using Numerical and Parametric Methods in Khaje Kalat, Northeastern Iran

2006/ 126

Drought Analysis in Semiarid Areas: Case of the Wadi Mina Basin (Northwest Algeria)

2006/ 035

Drought Mitigation in Morocco:
Setting an Indicator for an Early Drought Warning

2006/ 172

Drought, the Collapse of Resource Access Regulation Mechanisms and Impact on Human Security Sudan’s Darfur Case

2006/ 270

Dryland Degradation in Saudi Arabia:
 A Long Story, Possible Solutions and Basic Problems

2006/ 220

Dynamic Causal Patterns of Desertification in the GCC countries – Implications of Cross-scalar Dynamics and Typical Pathways of Drylands Ecosystem Change in Saudi Arabia

2006/ 296

Economic Profitability, Comperative Advantage and International Competitveness of Gum Arabic in Sudan

2006/ 095

Eco-regeneration and Runoff Collection in Cholistan

2006/ 087

Effect of Drought Stress and Plant Density on Yield
as well as some Agronomic Traits of Maize (KSc301)

2006/ 135

Effect of Drought Stress on Quantitative and Qualitative Characteristics
of Autumnal Rape (Brassica napus L.) Cultivars

2006/ 122

Effect of Farmyard Manure, Potassium and Zinc on Wheat
under Rainfed Cropping Patterns

2006/ 230

Effect of Nutrient Seed Priming
on Emergence and Seedling Growth of Maize

2006/ 253

Effect of Polymulch Techniques on Chick Pea and Wheat Production
in Dry Land Agriculture of Bangladesh

2006/ 027

Effect of Seat Coating with Biogas Slurry, Inorganic Nutrients and Rhizobium on Growth and Yield of Rice Fallow Mungbean (Vigna radiata. (L) Wilczek)

2006/ 258

Effect of Seed Rate on the Grain Yield Potential
of Winter Cereals Under Rainfed Conditions of Peshawar, Pakistan

2006/ 133

Effect of Treated Wastewater and Irrigation Systems on Soil Chemical and Physical Properties in an Arid Region

2006/ 251

Effects of Converting Rangelands to Farming Land on Soil Quality
in West and Southwest Soils of Isfahan (Central Iran)

2006/ 226

Effects of Dry Farming Development on Surface Runoff Characteristics

2006/ 164

Effects of Osmopriming on Improving Deteriorated Seed of Hull and Hullness Barley (Hordeum Vulgare L.)

2006/ 161

Effects of Time of Seed Maturation on Dormancy and Germination Requirements of Two Important Desert Plants in the UAE

2006/ 140

Effects of Using Furrowers and Raised Bed Planting Systems
on Wheat Grain Yield in North of Khouzistan

2006/ 209

Effects of Wind Velocity, Operating Pressure and Sprinklers Spacing on Distribution Uniformity in a Sprinkler Irrigation System

2006/ 056

Empirical Models for the Assessment of Specific Sediment Yields in Reservoirs and Large Dams of Morocco

2006/ 180

Encouraging Local Women Participation
in Water Resources Management in Zanjanrood, Iran

2006/ 267

Environmental and Socio-economic Impact
of Desertification and Drylands Development:
An Empirical Investigation of some Selected States of Northern Nigeria

2006/ 255

Environmental Impact Assessment
of Gotvand Olia Hydroelectric Dam Using Overlays and GIS

2006/ 132

Environmental Impacts of Out Fall Drains on Soil of Badin Area,
Sindh, Pakistan

2006/ 271

Estimation of Monthly Discharge
Based on Thornthwait Water Balance Model in Semi-arid Region of Iran

2006/ 287

Estimation of Pollution Risk Factor
of Underground Water at the Time of Accidental Oil Spillage
by the Use of Mathematical Model

2006/ 286

Estimation of Relevant Ecological State of the Small Rivers of Georgia

2006/ 037

Evaluating Trends in Spatial Relationship between NOAA/AVHRR-NDVI and Rainfall as Computed by Geographically Weighted Regression: A Case Study from a Dry Region in the Middle Kazakhstan

2006/ 247

Evaluation of Chemical Weed Control in Wheat at Different Densities
and Sowing Methods under Rainfed Conditions

2006/ 174

Evaluation of Future Scenarios of Biomass Dynamics under Pastoral Conditions and Regional Water Balance Aspects for the Drâa Catchment in South-eastern Morocco

2006/ 181

Evaluation of Regional Policies on Sustainable Range Management, Using Integrated Optimization Model of Ecological, Socio-economic Factors: Case Study, Eastern Azarbayejan, Iran

2006/ 034

Evaluation of the Flood Risk Downstream of the Lagdo Dam in the Benoue Valley (Cameroon)

2006/ 114

Evaluation of Wind Erosion Hazard and Control Programming in Order to Combat Desertification: A Case Study: from Aghqalla-Gomishan Plane

2006/ 219

Exploration of Groundwater Resources in the Uplands of Wadi Rasyan,
Taiz, Yemen

2006/ 262

Facilitating Learning to Combat Desertification

2006/ 198

Factors Influencing the Adoption of Sustainable Soil Management Practices by Sugar Beet Growers in Northeast Iran

2006/ 124

Farmers' Perceptions toward the Privatization of Veterinary and Livestock Extension Services in Iran

2006/ 182

Flood Hazard Zoning Using Mathematical Model and GIS (A Case Study Jajrood River Tehran Province Iran)

2006/ 017

Floristic Study of Chepeghli Region in Markazi Province of Iran

2006/ 153

From Take-Off to Landing – the Application of Ecological Knowledge at a Major Airport Development in Abu Dhabi, UAE

2006/ 021

From the Micro-topography Organization to Runoff Modeling
and to Water Reservoir Management

Abstract ID

Title of Submission (G-L)

2006/ 090

Genetic Diversity of Some Faba Bean Landraces

2006/ 293

Geoecological Problems of Uzbekistan

2006/ 067

Geo-environmental Evaluation of Land and Water Resources
in Farafra Oasis, Western Desert of Egypt

2006/ 041

GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing Application to Investigate Agricultural Potential in Cholistan Desert

2006/ 150

Groundwater Overpumping and Recent Earthquakes in the Northern United Arab Emirates: A Natural Hazard Accentuated by Human Activity

2006/ 276

Guidelines and Tools for Evaluating Household Food Security in Drylands, North Kordofan-Sudan

2006/ 097

Historical and Archaeological Perspectives of Soil Degradation in Cholistan

2006/ 195

How Conservation Management is Affecting the Trend of Natural Regeneration in Arasbaran Forests

2006/ 250

Humic Acid-based Soil Conditioners for Soil Cultivation in Arid and Semiarid Climates - Potential for the Economization of Water and Fertilizers

2006/ 214

Humid Territory and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan

2006/ 025

Hydrogeology of the Shallow Aquifers of Wadi el- Ghussein, NE Jordan

2006/ 279

Hydrologic Impacts of Contour Ridges in Tunisian Semi-arid Regions

2006/ 036

Impact of Drought on Livestock Productivity in Morocco

2006/ 186

Impact of Hydrological Changes on Ecological Conditions in Arid Zones

2006/ 205

Impact of Secondary Stress on Desertification Process -
 Role of Petroleum Refinery Pollution on the Surface Water Quality
of Marginal Ecosystem in Kaduna, Nigeria

2006/ 156

Impact of Using Saline Irrigation Strategies on Soil Salinity

2006/ 065

Importance of the Satellite Imagery for the Characterization of Original Mechanisms of Desertification Processes in Southwestern Morocco
(Tan-Tan, Tarfaya and Laayoune):
 Socio-economic Impacts and Impediment to Development

2006/ 173

Improvement in Safe Use of Low Quality Water in Drip Irrigation Systems

2006/ 084

Improving Local Governance Through Stakeholder Dialogue –
Case Study from Palestine

2006/ 015

Improving Response to Drought

2006/ 194

Incorporation of Models
for Integrated River Basin Management and Decision Making

2006/ 185

Indigenous Knowledge and Water Management in Balochistan-Pakistan

2006/ 012

Industrial Si-rich By-products and Appropriate Irrigation Technologies for Arab Drylands

2006/ 070

Influence of Aerosol Contamination of Stratosphere
of Central Asia on Regional Climate

2006/ 141

Influence of Human Activity on Dune Fields Development in Southern Morocco

2006/ 023

Information System – A Tool of Follow-up the Process of Desertification

2006/ 204

Innovative Extension Approaches for Combating Desertification in Drylands: Cases and Applications

2006/ 274

Integrated Crop Production Technologies for Dryland Agriculture

2006/ 294

Integrated Flood Management
 at North Western Black Sea Region of Turkey

2006/ 134

Integrating Soil Hydrostructural Characterization and Mapping, Cropping Systems Modeling and GIS for a Regional Agricultural Management in Tunisia: A Systems Approach

2006/ 024

Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS
 for the Assessment of Transmission Losses in Arid Regions

2006/ 110

Intensification of Rangeland Grazing in an Oil-rich State; Causes, Consequences and Possible Solutions

2006/ 064

Introducing a Common Framework for Effective Socio-Economic Indices (Poverty & Development) in Desertification Assessment

2006/ 031

Introduction of Iranian Model of Desertification Potential Assessment to Monitoring and Assessment of Land Degradation:
 A Case Study from Northern Hableh-rood, Iran

2006/ 094

Invasive Weeds, Threat to the Biodiversity -
A Case Study from District Lakki Marwat, Northwest Pakistan

2006/ 212

Investigating Factors Associated with Farmers' Adoption Decision of New Date Varieties in Tabas County, Iran

2006/ 196

Investigation and Comparison of Natural Regeneration Structure of Forest Stands in two Protected and Non-protected Areas in Arasbaran

2006/ 063

Investigation of Indigenous Knowledge and Techniques of Runoff Harvesting in Arid and Semi Arid Regions of Iran with Emphasis on Economic Benefits

2006/ 030

Investigation of Salinity in Different Agricultural Systems of Khodabandeh

2006/ 192

Investigation of Two Mulch Techniques
with Planting Before and After Spraying Mulch:
Tools for Dune Fixation in Biahi - Chenali Area, Hormozgan Province, Iran

2006/ 123

Investigation on Indictors Halophyte Plants for Reclamation Rangelands Degraded (Case Study: Desert and Saline area of Eastern Caspian Sea)

2006/ 055

Investigation on the Perception of the Agricultural Extension and Education Staff about Team Effectiveness in Tehran City, Iran

2006/ 239

Investigation Reuse of Industrial Water
of Polyacryle and Zohreh Factories in Isfahan, Iran

2006/ 086

Investigation of the Effects of Different Planting Methods on Field Establishment, Early and Total Yield of Watermelon

2006/ 165

Iranian Farmer's Mechanisms and Strategies to Dealing with Drought:
 A Case Study

2006/ 215

Land and Water Degradation –
A Danger to Food Security in Indo-Gangetic Divide Semi -arid Region

2006/ 299

Land Degradation Due to Wind and Water Erosion in Kuwait

2006/ 002

Long-term Protection of Biodiversity in the GCC by Using an Integrated Model of Political and Ecological Processes

2006/ 260

Low Quality of Crops Produced in Salt-affected Soils
as a Great Challenge for Human Health

Abstract ID

Title of Submission (M-S)

2006/ 120

Major and Trace Elements in Camel Milk
from Arid and Semi-arid Areas of the Southeastern Desert of Egypt

2006/ 068

Management of Dryland Sustainable Agriculture -
Perception of Farmers in Ahwaz Township of Iran

2006/ 075

Managing Scarce Water Resources for Improved Agricultural Productivity

2006/ 130

Mapping Soil Salinity in Arid Lands
 Using Electrode Sensors, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Techniques

2006/ 109

Marble Farming: A Unique Application in Water Conservation for Horticulture and Urban Plantations in the Tropical Deserts

2006/ 108

Modeling and Conception of a Hydrological Data Base of the Watershed. Case of the Sebkha of Oran, West of Algeria

2006/ 290

Monitoring for Quality Surface Resources
in the Cities of Chuvash Republic

2006/ 147

Monitoring of Drought in Aydin, Balikesir, Isparta, Izmir, Kirklareli and Manisa Stations by Mann-Kendall -Trend Analysis of Monthly Total Precipitation.

2006/ 203

Moslem Law and Water Relations in Central Asia

2006/ 152

Natural Wild Flora and Vegetative Composition of Hawf Forest

2006/ 243

New Solar Powered Direct Osmosis Water Treatment Technique

2006/ 273

Other Sources of Livelihood Are Needed
to Maintain the Requirements of the Pastoralists in Dry Lands
 in Order to Restore the Rangelands

2006/ 289

Paradigm Shift in Water Resource Management in Drylands of India:
A Critical Appraisal

2006/ 213

Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Tools
 for the Study and Management of Surface Water Resources in Developing Countries: A Case Study from Nigeria

2006/ 005

Path Analysis Technique for Strategic Irrigation Management
Under Adverse Climatic Conditions

2006/ 166

Patterns of Psychological and Non-psychological Management Strategies Among Drought Affected Farmers in Iran:
Implications for Policy Implementation

2006/ 053

Perception of Pistachio Farmers with Respect to Sustainable Agriculture Practices - A Case Study in Yazd Province, Iran

2006/ 091

Physical and Chemical Soil Properties
under Forest Tree Planted in Arid Region of Semnan Province

2006/ 254

Pollutants Effects on the Surface Water Quality

2006/ 051

Potential Assessment of Annual Medic Cultivation
and Extension in Iran by GIS Techniques

2006/ 242

Predicting the Geographical Distribution of Plant Species in Poshtkouh Rangelands of Yazd Province-Iran

2006/ 014

Program Presentation of the Watermark Initiative - Fresh Thinking, New Methods and Principles Relevant to our Complex World

2006/ 159

Prospecting Strategy for Water Borehole Implantation in Discontinuous Media under Dry Climate:  A Case Study from Moroccan Sahara

2006/ 066

Public Awareness and Groundwater Resources Development in Farafra Oasis, Western Desert of Egypt

2006/ 210

Qanat, as a Manifestation of Coexistence with the Nature

2006/ 232

Rainfall Estimation in
 Hamedan Province Using Geostatistical Methods

2006/ 079

Rangeland Management Options
for Sustainable Improvement of Fodder and Livestock Production
in the Dry Areas of Central and West Asia and North Africa

2006/ 092

Relationship Between Natural Regeneration of
Juniperus polycarpus L. with some Physical and Chemical Soil Properties

2006/ 113

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) for Mapping Salt Affected Soils: A Case Study from Nefzaoua, Tunisia

2006/ 047

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) for Natural and Human Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

2006/ 050

Remote Sensing for Monitoring Drylands Environments
Applications and Future Prospects, Case Study Sudan

2006/ 241

Removal of Co and Cd Ions from Aqueous Solutions by Azolla: A New Bioseparation Process for Industrial Applications

2006/ 231

Responses of an Arid-land Plant Community to
Simulated Changes in Rainfall Pattern

2006/ 158

Reuse of Treated Wastewater for Safe Irrigation -
Sewage Sludge as Absorbent for the Removal of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants from Wastewater Suitable in Arid Areas

2006/ 183

Risk Assessment of Soil Degradation
Using GIS in Parts of Mond Basin, Southern Iran

2006/ 045

Role of Civil Society Organizations and Women in Resources Management in the Drylands

2006/ 096

Role of Local Bodies in Implementing the Convention to Combat Desertification in Pakistan

2006/ 176

Role of Soil Management in Pistachio Orchards
Using Micromorphology Observations

2006/ 197

Rural Cooperation is a Procedure
 for Wind Erosion Control in the Southeast of Iran

2006/ 246

Saline Water Drip Irrigated Sorghum Varieties Response
for Low Available Soil Water in Dune Sand

2006/ 162

Salinity, Temperature and Light Affects Seed Germination of Haloxylon salicornicum: a Common Plant in Sandy Habitats of Arabian Deserts

2006/ 013

Saving of Irrigation Water in Arab Drylands

2006/ 123

Screening of Indicator Halophytes for Reclamation
of Degraded Rangelands in Saline Coastal Area of Eastern Caspian Sea

2006/ 259

Screening Sugar Beet Genotypes
under Salinity Stress in the Greenhouse and Field Conditions

2006/ 029

Search of Effects of Tamarix on Soil Physico - Chemical Characters

2006/ 238

Selection of Salt Tolerant Wheat

2006/ 284

Sevan Lake Problem in Water Resources Regional Management

2006/ 145

Silviculture as a Mean to Combat Degradation in Rain Fed Areas of Egypt

2006/ 082

Socio-Economic Studies of Salt Effected Areas in Golestan Province of Iran

2006/ 189

Soil and Water Conservation Practices for Dryland Agriculture

2006/ 186

Spatiotemporal Trends and Anomalies of Surface Air Temperature
over the Punjab, Pakistan: Its Impacts and Consequences

2006/ 149

Steppic Areas Dynamics and Agropastoral Systems Viability in the Arid Southern Tunisia - A Case Study of the Jeffara Region

2006/ 008

Strategies for Management of Dryland Salinity

2006/ 099

Study of Effects of Local Communities and Recreational Activities on Margalla Hills National Park, Pakistan

2006/ 043

Study of Land Degradation Processes and Possible Rehabilitation Methods in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Tajikistan

2006/ 085

Study on the Use of Plastic Mulch to Increase (WUE) in Cantaloupe

2006/ 188

Suggestions for Promoting Indigenous Knowledge System for Attaining Sustainable Agricultural Development in Dryland Areas

2006/ 019

Suitability and Sustainability of Alternate Agronomic Practices for Mitigating Livelihood Problems of Dryland Farming Areas

2006/ 155

Sustainability in Building & Urban Scale in Iranian Arid Old Cities

2006/ 187

Sustainable Agricultural Management of Dry Regions

2006/ 039

Sustainable Development on Community Livestock -
A Case of North Eastern Province, Kenya

2006/ 010

Sustainable Drylands Conservation in the Algerian Steppe

2006/ 106

Sustainable Exploitation Assessment and Management of Groundwater Resources in Arid Zones (Case Study: Yazd Province)

2006/ 032

Sustainable Rangeland Management in Zimbabwe:
 New Opportunities in Rangeland Management

2006/ 244

Sustainable Urban Water Management in Drylands

2006/ 072

Sustainable Use of Biopesticides for the Management of Insects and its Diseases with Special Reference to Traditional Knowledge

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Title of Submission (T-Z)

2006/ 207

Technical Evaluation of Sprinkler Irrigation Systems in Arak Region, Iran

2006/ 102

The Analysis of Dryland Sustainability

2006/ 074

The Challenge of Water Scarcity for Agriculture in the Dry Areas

2006/ 191

The Citadel of Bam:
The Largest and Oldest Raw Mud Brick of the World in Heart of Iran Deserts

2006/ 139

The Comparison of Cultivation of Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) in Hydroponic & Soil Culture in Kermanshah, Iran: Trying to Save Water Resources

2006/ 154

The Effect of Petroleum Mulching Operation on Seeds Germination of Desert Plants in Iran

2006/ 103

The Effects of Extension Education and Communication Channels on Technical Knowledge of Farmers

2006/ 252

The Guide of Water Movement, Salts and Water Balance Simulation
to the “Drainmod” and “Swap” Models in a Field

2006/ 080

The Influence of Seed Sowing Depth on Performance
of Pistacia atlantica Seedlings in Nursery

2006/ 089

The Intelligent Tutors Applied to the Computer Assisted Learning
 to Enhance Knowledge as the Framework to Implement the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in the Arab World

2006/ 221

The Interplay between Local Socioeconomic and Biophysical Processes Affecting Desertification in Nigeria with Irresponsible Foreign Aid Policies
as well as Rent Dissipation

2006/ 295

The Issue of Modeling the Ecological Processes in Water Bodies

2006/ 291

The Methodology of Long-Range Forecast of Level and Water Balance Components of Inland Seas and Lakes

2006/ 211

The Origin of Sand Dunes in the Eastern Region of the Strait of Hormuz in Relation to the Impacts of Human Activities

2006/ 118

The Prognosis of Transforming the Water Regime of Polesie Rivers in Connection with Various Scenarios of Climatic Changes

2006/ 206

The Reduction of Hirmand River Discharge and its Environmental (Impact?) on Hamoon Shallow Lakes

2006/ 148

The Relative Role of Climatic and Human Factors in Desertification in Semiarid India

2006/ 136

The Role of Agricultural Extention in Desertification Combating

2006/ 229

The Role of Desertification in Violent Conflict: Cases Studies from Nigeria and Cameroon

2006/ 202

The Role of Geological Factors
 in Surface Water Quality and Secondary Salinization in Gazvin Plan

2006/ 201

The Role of Grassroots Organizations
in Management and Protection of Natural Resources

2006/ 100

The Socio-Economic Impacts of Windbreaks
as a Measure of Soil Conversation in Wadi Zabid, Yemen

2006/ 292

The Strategy of Integrated Management of Water Resources for Transboundary River Basin of Central Asia

2006/ 261

The Study of Ecological Degradation in Arid Regions of Iran

2006/ 073

The Subterranean Biodiversity of the Arab World: A Forgotten Realm. Importance of Subterranean Fauna and Need for its Protection

2006/ 257

The Use of Target-Motad Mathematical Programming
for Economic Irrigation Modeling on Drylands

2006/ 263

Traditional and Modern Practices of Water Resource Management for Mitigating Drought in Southeastern Iran

2006/ 137

Traditional Knowledge of Baluch People
on the Management and Use of Surface Waters

2006/ 138

Traditional Knowledge on Vegetation Recourse Use in Drylands of Iranshahr District, Sistan & Baluchestan Province, Southeastern Iran

2006/ 083

Traditional Strategies for Soil and Water Conservation in the Maghreb Mediterranean Mountains

2006/ 046

Traditional Strategies of Management of Water and Soil Fertility at Mokolo, Mandara Mountains, Northern Cameroon

2006/ 160

Transboundary Rivers of Kazakhstan – Radiation Situation and Risks

2006/ 129

Urban Zones in Lands Threatened by Desertification: Protection and Improvement of the Urban Environment

2006/ 112

Use of Data Mining Techniques to Identify Crisis in Dryland Living

2006/ 167

Using Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Techniques for Soil Erosion Assessment by USLE Model: Case Study, Rahim-abad Watershed, Fars Province, Iran

2006/ 077

Using Marginal-quality Water Resources
 for Crop Production, Agroforestry, and Aquaculture

2006/ 093

Using Multiple Regression Models to Investigate Effectiveness of Watersheds Properties on Suspended Sediment Yield (SSY)

2006/ 078

Using Protected Agriculture
for Improved Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency in the Dry Areas

2006/ 062

Using Remote Sensing Data to Assess the Effects of Drought on Range Ecosystem: A Case Study from Qazvin Region, Iran

2006/ 208

Variation of Soil Infiltration under Different Tillage Operation

2006/ 168

Water Allocation for Agriculture Production
in the Hormozgan Province in Southern Iran

2006/ 107

Water Depression, Population Growth and Sustainable Development

2006/ 285

Water Economy Aspects of Water Resources Management
in the Republic of Armenia

2006/ 190

Water Flow Forecasts for its Rational Use in Industry

2006/ 001

Water Policies in the Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Perspectives on Effectiveness and Political Responses in Light of the Human Dimensions Discourse from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

2006/ 170

Water Resources Management: The Case of the Middle East

2006/ 163

Water Resources of Georgia and Modeling of Water Pollution in Dry Regions of Georgia

2006/ 011

Water Resources Scarcity and Problems in Implementing Sustainable Development in the Cameroonian Sudano-sahelian Milieu

2006/ 144

Water Saving Irrigation Technology Development in China

2006/ 151

Water Scarcity and Food Trade in the Middle Eastern and North African Countries

2006/ 171

Water Scarcity during Tillering and Flowering Stages and its Effect on Growth and Yield of Wheat

2006/ 016

Watershed Management Information Systems

2006/ 228

Weed Management in Dryland of Pakistan

2006/ 116

What Does Sustainable Agriculture mean for Extension Agents?
 An Empirical Evidence for Western Part of Iran

2006/ 101

Yemen Case Study – Assessment of Underground Water in Wadi Hadramaut by Mathematic Modelling and Exercise Offers