Program

 
 

Water Challenges

 


 
 
 

Convener: Christopher Arnusch, BGU


 

Advances in water treatment technology are supported by innovation in materials and exploration of non-conventional approaches to address the still unmet challenges. The concept of structured or functional materials and surfaces in environmental technology is a concept that might impact new emerging water treatment technologies. Accepted topics can include for example, advanced functional materials in membrane and separation technology designed to address challenges such as (bio)fouling, concentration polarisation, selectivity, and resource harvesting.


 

 
 
 

Convener: Eli Groner, Arava


 

Research about flood and run-off in arid environmental. Floods in semi-arid, arid and hyper-arid areas have their own characteristics that include their unpredictability, the fact that the wadies are dry most of the year and that this combination can lead to severe damages including in life. The need to understand floods is greater than ever. We welcome any presentation on flood related research including hydrology, geology, ecology, meteorology, agriculture, geography and related disciplines.


 

 
 
 

Convener: Elli Groner, Arava


 

Research about flood and run-off in arid environmental. Floods in semi-arid, arid and hyper-arid areas have their own characteristics that include their unpredictability, the fact that the wadies are dry most of the year and that this combination can lead to severe damages including in life. The need to understand floods is greater than ever. We welcome any presentation on flood related research including hydrology, geology, ecology, meteorology, agriculture, geography and related disciplines.


 

 
 
 

Convener: Naftali Lazarovitch, BIDR & Uri Hocherg, ARO


 

Session 1: Plant hydraulics in response to environmental stress

Desertification and currents trends in climate changes are pushing us to focus on plant physiological limits under environmental stresses. Research in recent decades have highlighted that plant hydraulics are the key for plants ability to cope with extremities. Stomatal regulation, xylem architecture, hydraulic conductivity, aquaporins expression, osmotic content and many other hydraulic traits are critical for the maintenance and propagation of plants in arid environments. These traits are also known for their environmental plasticity and are a critical part of plants mechanisms to spread into varied habitats and sustain seasonal environmental changes. This session will take a wide scope on current research in plant hydraulic response to environmental stress.