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Forest is the natural solution to provide clean water for all

Friday, November 15 , 2019 197

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) juts published a new guide based on the idea that forests are a natural solution to clean water.

Forested watersheds provide 75 percent of freshwater for human consumption, and 90 percent of the world’s cities rely on them for their water supply. However, only 25 percent of forests around the world are managed with water conservation in mind.

The goal of the new publication, Advancing the forest and water nexus — a capacity development facilitation guide, is to help decision-makers, foresters, technicians and local communities to better understand the connection between water and forests and to consider them in an integrated way.

The relationships between forests and water have an important role to play in at least nine of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

 

The new FAO guide consists of six modules on topics including how to monitor forest-water relationships and how to implement actions on the ground. It also contains practical exercises and field activities and provides learning tools, background information, key messages and presentations.

 

UEF wants to give foresters all over Europe this interesting information about the connection between forest and water.

You can use this direct link to go to the FAO website and download the guide:  http://www.fao.org/forestry/news/96283/en/

 

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