Dryland occupy more than one third of the land surface of the Earth, including most of the Middle East and Israel.
Dwindling water supplies and deteriorating water quality impede the sustainable development of dryland and the well-being of their growing population.
The Institute will carry out interdisciplinary, cutting edge research and graduate education in water sciences,
aimed at improving human well-being in dryland through technologies and policies for sustainable use of water resources.
Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR)
Two Departments operate within the ZIWR:
o The Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology
· Hydrological and Modeling of Transport Processes
· Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
· Microbial Ecology and Environmental Microbiology
o The Department of Desalination and Water Treatment (DWT)