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Janvier 2006

Arid Lands Newsletter

Issue No. 57 May-June 2005, Water efficiency II : Rural areas and agriculture

- Water efficiency II : Rural areas and agriculture Issue No. 57 May-June 2005

  • Sommaire
    • Editor’s note : Adapting to the realities of rural water use
    • Drought planning and rainwater harvesting for arid-zone pastoralists : the Turkana, the Maasai, and the Negev Bedouin by Hendrik Bruins, Joshua J. Akong’a, Marcel M.E.M. Rutten and Gideon M. Kressel
    • Making the most of a scarce resource : Solar disinfection of drinking water in the arid zone of western Rajasthan by Rob Reed, Isaac Bright Singh, Shibu Mani, Ranjit Kanjur, Neil Simon and Surekha Mol
    • What is the future for ancient water tunnels in the Middle East ? by Joshka Wessels
    • Political effluent : Implementing wastewater re-use in Wadi Musa, Jordan by Erin Addison
    • Briefly noted : Selected resources of interest
  • Call for papers
    In the next issue of the Arid Lands Newsletter (No. 58, Winter 2005), the focus turns to soil management techniques for drylands. Topics of interest include, but are by no means limited to :
    • Management of soil salinity.
    • Control of problems such as soil erosion (e.g. sand dune fixation, use of greenbelts, revegetation of degraded land or abandoned farmland).
    • Improvement of soil quality through sustainable farming practices (e.g. no-till systems, organic farming, use of biosolids as fertilizers).
    • Use of dryland soils for carbon sequestration.
    • Policy issues relating to promotion of sustainable soil management and land use practices.

Proposals for papers, comments, suggestions for possible authors, suggestions for resources (web, paper, CD-ROM etc.) to be included, etc. in either of these issues, are welcome. Please send your suggestions to Katherine Waser, Editor, Arid Lands Newsletter.

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