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close this bookSocial and Environmental Aspects of Desertification (UNU, 1980, 38 pages)
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentIntroduction
View the document1. Tucson-the city and the desert
View the document2. Regional reports on desertification
View the document3. Reports of thematic study groups
View the document4. Reporting session on related MAB projects in the united states
View the document5. Panel discussion: problems of livelihood and desertification
View the document6. Contributed papers
View the document7. Session on United Nations University sub-programme on assessment of the application of knowledge to arid lands problems
View the document8. United Nations activities to combat desertification
View the document9. Field excursion reports
View the documentAppendix A: list of participants
View the documentAppendix B: programme

Appendix B: programme

An Inter-Congress Meeting of the International Geographical Union Working Group on Desertification in and around Arid Lands, held in conjunction with the Arid Lands Sub-programme, Natural Resources Programme, United Nations University, and the UNESCO/MAB Programme

Plaza International  
Hotel, Tucson  
3-8 January 1979 Wednesday 3 January
1:15 pm- 3:00 pm Preliminary Meetings of Sub-groups, Organizers, etc.
3:00 pm- 5:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Meeting of Sub-groups, Organizers, etc.
8:00 pm- 9:30 pm Tucson-The City and the Desert
Chairman: A.W. Wilson
8:00 pm The Physical Base-R. Reeves
9:00 pm Public Perception of the Desert in Tucson-T.F. Saarinen
Thursday 4 January  
9:00 am- 9:45 am Opening Ceremony
Chairman: A.W. Wilson
Welcome by President of the University of Arizona, Dr. J.P. Schaefer
Response: J.A. Mabbutt, Chairman of Working Group on Desertification
10:00 am-12:15 pm Regional Reports
  Chairman: J.A. Mabbutt
Sahelian Zone -Monique Mainguet, H. Mensching and A.T. Grove
Southern Africa -P.D. Tyson
Middle East -P. Beaumont and 1. Kobori
1:15 pm- 3:00 pm North America-A.W. Wilson
Latin America -H.J. Schneider
Australia -J.A. Mabbutt
India -S.P. Malhotra (for H.S. Mann)
3:15 pm- 4:30 pm Meeting on Desertification Bibliography
Chairman: Ms. P. Paylore
5:45 pm- 8:30 pm Buffet: "Mexican Fiesta" at Andrew Wilson's home
Friday 5 January Excursion to the Papago Indian Reservation of Native Americans. Guides: Bill Tatom, Bureau of Indian Affairs; Prof. Gary Nabham, Plant Sciences; Prof. Agnes Aamodt, College of Nursing
Saturday 6 January  
9:00 am- 10:00 am Reporting Session on Related MAB Projects in the United States
Chairman: J.A. Mabbutt
MAB-3-R. Rice
MAB-8-P. Ffolliott
MAB-4-J. Johnson
10:15am-12: 15 pm Reports of Thematic Study Groups
Chairman: H. Mensching
Climate and Desertification-P.D. Tyson
Perception of Desertification-R. L. Heathcote
Pastoralism and Desertification-D. L. Johnson
Desertification in Extremely Arid Environments-W. Meckelein
Wind Action and Desertification-Monique Mainguet
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm Panel Discussion: The Problems of Livelihood and Desertification
Chairman: A.W. Wilson
Economics of Irrigation Agriculture-W.E. Martin
Arid or Humid Agriculture-M.M. Fogel
Irrigation and Desertification-J. Matlock
New Crops for Arid Lands-W.H. Brooks
Comments: Viewpoints from the Developing Countries-S.P. Malhotra
M.M. Khogali
Sunday 7 January Contributed Papers:
9:00 am- 3:15 pm Physical Aspects of Desertification
Chairman: J.A. Mabbutt
Lakes as Indicators of Changing Climate-A.T. Grove
Above-Average Rainfalls and Drought in Southern Africa-P.D. Tyson
Spatial Structure of Rainfall in Southern Israel-D. Sharon
Problems of Protection of the Oases of Southern Morocco against Sand Encroachment-Monique Mainguet
Social and Regional Aspects of Desertification
Chairman: Monique Mainguet
Migration of Population in the US Great Plains-A.J. Larson
Pastoral Nomadism and Desertification in the Republic of Sudan-M.M. Khogali
The Progress of Desertification-J. Dresch
The Human Factor and Desertification in the Arid Zone of Rajasthan- S.P. Malhotra (with H.S. Mann)
Desertification Processes on the Eastern Colorado Plains-E.Y. Kedar
Monitoring Desertification
An Operational System to Monitor Desertification Using LANDSAT Data-D. Bannert
LANDSAT Applied to a Desertification Monitoring System-E.Y. Kedar
3:30 pm- 5:30 pm United Nations University Sub-programme on Assessment of the Application of Knowledge to Arid Lands Problems
Chairman: H. Mensching
The United Nations University-Lee MacDonald
Research Into the Perception of Desertification, 1976 to 1978-R.L. Heathcote
Impact of an Arid Zone Research Station on Local Land-Use Problems-J.A. Mabbut t
Obstacles to the Extension of Existing Knowledge and Technology to Dry Lands Problems in Mexico-H.J. Schneider
Monday 8 January  
8:00 am- 12:15 pm Excursion to Environmental Research Laboratory and Superior Farms. Hosts: C.N. Hodges and associates.
Guide: T. Maddock, Jr.
1:15 pm- 2: 00 pm Address: United Nations Activities to Combat Desertification
Chairman: J.A. Mabbutt
Report from Desertification Unit, UNEP-B.G. Rozanov
2:15 pm- 4:15 pm Workshop Meeting-Forward Planning
Chairman: J.A. Mabbutt
4:30 pm- 5:30 pm Plenary Session
Chairman: J.A. Mabbutt
5:30 pm Closing of Meeting
J.A. Mabbutt
Wednesday 10 January
Friday 12 January Post-meeting Excursion to Irrigated Lands Along the Salt, Gila and Lower Colorado Rivers

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