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ICASALS’ 2006 Conference

The 2006 International Conference on Water in Arid and Semiarid Lands: Innovative Approaches and Informed Decision-Making was held at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, on November 15-17, 2006. This symposium celebrated the International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS) 40th anniversary and was also the only conference held in the United States in response to the United Nations General Assembly designating 2006 as the International Year of Deserts & Desertification.

Over 200 participants traveled from the surrounding areas and from abroad to attend the presentations. The program included oral and poster presentations addressing water resource management, water law, agricultural practice in drylands, landscape architecture, soil salination, crop genetics, remote sensing and GIS technologies, ecology, ecotoxicology, energy supply, climate and weather, and international programs among other themes.

The colloquium resulted in the publication of a conference proceedings, which is available for sale. To purchase a copy please send a check or money order for $50, made payable to ICASALS, along with your shipping address to:

PO Box 41036
Lubbock, TX 79409