Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds

 

The vision of the Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds (WPMMW) is to promote sustainable development in mountain watersheds with the view to enhance resilience to climate change and natural disasters, and to ensure the long-term provision of environmental services by watersheds for both upstream and downstream areas.

 

EFC  WPMMW

 

Working Groups

Soil conservation, water management, restoration of degraded lands and torrent-control in upland watersheds are important challenges which require the collaboration of all the actors involved in the rational utilization of soil and water resources. The Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds is a country-driven technical body under the umbrella of the European Forestry Commission (EFC) that was established back in 1950.

 

The Working Party is continuously confronted with emerging issues of global importance and needs to remain relevant and active in its activities. The new Governance and Strategy foresee thematic or regional Working Groups which allow the Working Party to respond to different emerging needs and priorities within the European region. Currently, there are groups working on Forest & Water and Hazards and Disaster Risk Mangement in Mountains.

 

last updated:  Tuesday, May 12, 2015