Arroyo 2022 Special Edition - Addressing Environmental Challenges of Arid Lands
The International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) was formed in 1989 as an independent, non-profit consortium of institutions with a mission of supporting ecological sustainability of the world’s drylands. The following year, IALC was authorized by U.S. Congress, facilitating over $20M in funding over the next 30 years from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and U.S. AID that was used to support sustainable development and capacity building in arid and semiarid lands. The IALC funded 91 research projects, 36 demonstration projects, and 11 special initiatives such as conferences, workshops, and technical training in 8 countries. In addition, the IALC Peace Fellowship Program supported students from U.S. member institutions to conduct research in Israel or Jordan, and students from Israel and Jordan to conduct research at U.S. member institutions. More information about the history and accomplishments of the IALC is available at www.IALC.world. The IALC is proud of positively affecting the lives of people and contributing to the scientific community through refereed journal articles, books, master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and presentations at conferences, symposia, and workshops.