Arava Center for Sustainable Development (ACSD)

Arava Center for Sustainable Development (ACSD) is part of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Kibbutz Ketura, Israel. ACSD is a partnership of three research and academic institutions located in the Southern Arava region of Israel. Individually, these institutions conduct critical research in water resources management, sustainable agriculture, agriculture in desert conditions and renewable energy, with an emphasis on arid land ecosystems. ACSD was established to facilitate the dissemination of this expertise to developing communities facing environmental and technological challenges.