Agriculture/Dead Sea Tour organized by Naftali Lazarovitch, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR)
Brackish Water organized by Ron Kasher, BIDR
The purpose of the tour is to get to know the phenomenon of brackish groundwater in the Arava region, a place that is far from the national water network, where brackish water is used for agriculture.
Ecohydrology in Ramon Center organized by Elli Groner, Dead Sea and Arava Center
Healthy Placemaking Meets Climate Change: organized by Nadav Davidovitch, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), & Maya Negev, University of Haifa
A Practical Seminar to learn new healthy placemaking methodologies showcasing various communities in the Negev as examples and case studies.
Practical Methods for Rainwater Harvesting and Watershed Management in Semi-Arid and Arid Regions Tour organized by Asaf Karavani & Shani Rohatyn-Blitz, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL)
A tour of KKL’s successful work in the restoration of streams and plantings in the Negev Desert and in particular the Mahsani forest.
Renewable Energy Management in the Negev Highland organized Moshe Herzberg, BGU
The purpose of the tour will be to view the different types of renewal energy plants located in the Ramat Negev area. The Ashalim power plant which has 3 different types of energy production will be toured as well as talk with Marom Energy, who are planning on building a 45 million NIS solar project on Bedouin lands in the Negev.
Viticulture: How Desertification and Climate Change Affect Wine Making organized Aaron Fait, BIDR
The purpose of the tour will be to convey the challenges of the Negev region regarding the climate crisis. This area is a model that can serve as a example for other regions that are experiencing warming and droughts due to climate change.