International Conference on: “Soil & Water Resources Management for Combating Desertification in Drylands under Climate Change”

14 - 17 June 2022.
Djerba Island. TUNISIA

In celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 17 June 2022.
Prof. Houssin Khatali

In Memory of Late Prof. Houcine Khatteli, ex Director General of IRA (1996-2021).

Climate Change Soil & Water resources conservation and management in drylands.
About the Organizer :
Institut des Régions Arides (IRA)
Since 1976
Laboratory of Eremology & Combating Desertification (ELCD)
  • Undertake research for agricultural sector development, natural resources conservation and combating desertification in the dry areas.
  • Provide assistance and expertise for the development projects in the area.
  • Build capacities of specialists in dryland agriculture and combating desertification at the national and international levels.


Climate Change

Topic 1 : Environmental Change, Vulnerability and Adaptation in drylands

Water Resources

Topic 2: Surface and Groundwater, Non-Conventional Resources, Hydrogeology

Soil Degradation

Topic 3: Land Degradation, Wind and Water Erosion Processes

Environmental Monitoring

Topic 4: Change Detection, Land Use and Land Cover Mapping, Geo-Databases


Topic 5: Geology, Geomorphology, and Geophysics
SWDCC 2022

Our Keynote Speakers

Dr. Yadh Labben

Expert, Tunisia.

Topic 1: Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation in Drylands

Dr. Ihab Jnad

Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD). Tunisia.
Topic 2: Water Resources Mobilization and Management

Dr. Vinay Nangia

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Topic 2: Water Resources Mobilization and Management

Dr. Gilles Bergametti

Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA). France.
Topic 3: Soil Degradation and Conservation

Prof. Zohra Lili Chabaane

Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT), Tunisia.
Topic 4: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment in Drylands

Prof. Mabrouk Montacer

Faculty of Sciences of Gabes, Tunisia.
Topic 5: Geology, Geo-Resources and Environment
SWDCC 2022

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