Study the concept and importance of natural resources (environmentally and economically) and its relation to sustainable development.  Degradation of natural resources, its types and causes in Palestine.  Methods for the evaluation of degradation with special emphasis on land and water, within the Palestinian context.  Evaluation of the suitability of existing resources (land and water). Ways of combating and monitoring degradation of resources with focus on  those adopted in Palestine. The correlation of the current and future potential of natural resource usage (quantitatively and qualitatively) in Palestine as compared to its current and future needs, legislation for the conservation of natural resources, and land uses with focus on agricultural uses, examples on natural resource management and optimum use in Palestine.