FAO Forestry Paper 155

Forests and water

A thematic study prepared in the framework of the
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005

L.S. Hamilton

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2008

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Foreword (Download - 213 KB)
Acknowledgements (Download - 213 KB)
Acronyms (Download - 213 KB)
Executive summary (Download - 213 KB)

1. Introduction (Download - 110 KB)

2. Forests and water quantity (Download - 83 KB)

3. Forests and water quality (Download - 85 KB)

4. “Red flag” forest situations (Download - 742 KB)

5. The special case of mountainous small islands (Download - 79 KB)

6. Payments for environmental services (Download - 79 KB)

7. Recommendations (Download - 49 KB)

References (Download - 331 KB)