DDD Conference

Learning From Drylands

A global effort towards ecosystem restoration

The 8th International Conference
November 27 - December 1, 2022

5 days of scientific and policy sessions, workshops, and tours focusing on topics such as: Earth Observation, Ecology, Economics, Ecosystem Services, Education, Energy, Food, Health, Society and Water

DDD2022 is coming!

We are only accepting Poster Submissions
Please use the link below for your submission
Abstract Submission is now CLOSED
Poster submission deadline has been extended: 15 October 2022
We are in the process of informing those whose abstracts have been accepted.
For BIDR-BGU affiliated individuals ONLY whose posters have been accepted please download the Poster Template for your use.  
Registration for those who wish to purchase tickets IS NOW OPEN by clicking the Ticket Purchase link below.

Registration for ONLY Invited Speakers, BGU students and R&D can be performed via the Registration link below.

50+ Sessions
200+ Speakers
20+ Countries


27 November 2022


Welcome Cocktail & Open Plenary Talk


28 November 2022



Optional Early Morning Activity



Plenary Session  –

Keynote Speaker:  Prof. Henry Falk, Emory College, USA

How Will Climate Change Impact Health, And What Can We Do About It


Parallel Sessions


Parallel Sessions


Parallel Sessions


29 November 2022



Optional Early Morning Activity


Plenary Session – 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Osvaldo Sala, Arizona State University, USA

Effects of Climate Change on Drylands: Directional Changes in Precipitation Amount and Variability

11:00- 13:00

Parallel Sessions

Open Campus Lunch & Poster Session


Parallel Sessions


Parallel Sessions


30 November 2022

9:00 – 18:30

Full Day Professional Field Trips and Workshops:

Field Trips and Workshops will be held simultaneously at different locations.  We will have the registration for the them closer to the conference date. A description of each can be found by clicking the above link.

– Agriculture/Dead Sea Tour

– Bedouin Arab Society in Southern Israel: Difficulties, Challenges & Opportunities

– Brackish Groundwater in the Arava Valley Region and Its Importance for Agricultural Development

– Ecohydrology in Ramon Center

–  Healthy Placemaking Meets Climate Change

 – Practical Methods for Rainwater Harvesting and Watershed Management in Semi-Arid and Arid Regions Tour

– Renewable Energy Management in the Negev Highland

– Viticulture:  How Desertification and Climate Change Affect Wine Making


Social Event

Conference Venue

The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research are located at the Sede Boqer campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Situated at the edge of a scenic cliff overlooking the Biblical “Zin Valley” and adjacent to several spectacular national parks and nature reserves, the campus makes a breathtaking venue for an academic gathering.

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