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The Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water and Desert Research is a Saudi Institute was established in 1986 under the name "Center for Desert Studies"

Space Image Atlas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

معهد الأمير سلطان لأبحاث البيئة والمياه والصحراء

Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental Water and Desert Research

About PSIEWDR
About PSIEWDR

The Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water and Desert Research

The Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water and Desert Research was established in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1986 under the name "Center for Desert Studies". It is as an independently administered research organization directly linked to the rectors office of King Saud University The Institutes purpose is to design and conduct scientific research related to desert development and to combating desertification in the Arabian Peninsula.

The Institute is active in the environmental application of remote sensing technologies and maintains its own Remote Sensing Unit equipped with GIS and advanced programs for satellite image processing. In 2007, the Institute published the Space Image Atlas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which it produced in partnership with the Space Research Institute of the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) and Geospace Austria. It is currently developing the Environmental Atlas of Saudi Arabia with the same partners.

The Institute is a primary sponsor of the International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments which has been held biennially in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since 2004.

The Institute also serves as headquarters for the General Secretariat of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.

Dr. Abdulmalek A. Al Alshaikh is the Director of the Institute.

PSIEWDR
Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert

Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman Al al-Shaikh is The Director of PSIEWDR

Projects

Villages & Hamlets

Prince Sultan Project for the Rehabilitation of Saudi Arabia’s Villages and Hamlets Dr. Al Alsheikh, who is also the Director of King Saud University’s

Space Image Atlas

The Institute published the Space Image Atlas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ISBN 9960-57-011-8, which it produced in partnership with the Space Research Institute of King

Rainfall & Runoff

Due to global changes in the environment, there is a change in the rainfall pattern of Saudi Arabia. Rain up to 67 mm during

KSU Institute Books

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Scientific Administrations

Administration of  Environmental Studies Administration of Water Resources Studies Administration of Desert Natural Resources Studies Administration

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Desert Research Station and Botanical Garden

 The Desert Research Station and the Botanical Garden have been established in Al-Muzahimiya, 50 km west

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Technical Administration

Desert Research Station and Botanical Garden information Administration of Storage, Administrative and Financial Affairs information Administration of Information,

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Local & International Cooperation

Intra University Cooperation The Center cooperates closely with several of the University’s colleges, including the College

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Desertification Control Unit

The Center is concerned with the study of desertification in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and

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Range Land Unit

The Rangeland Unit is primarily concerned with studies and research related to natural pasturelands, their environments,

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Environmental Studies

The Center has prepared a study of the bioregions in the Kingdom on the basis of

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Water Resources

Water Resources Studies Research in the Center is concentrated on means of supplying water and reducing

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Forests and Afforestation Unit

The Center is concerned with studies pertaining to afforestation in the Kingdom as a whole, and

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Remote Sensing & GIS

Remote sensing technology had achieved prominence through the use of periodically transmitted satellite imaging and information,

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Services

Community Services

The center provides the community with technical expertise and training as well as its publications, booklets, and bulletins, it also distributes plants and trees to citizens and national organizations during Arbor weeks.

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