Repository of Recent Sessions

Find below all the documentation related to the most recent sessions of the EFC Working Party.

 

XXIX Session: Montgenèvre - France, 3-5 September 2013

Theme: Natural disaster risk management in mountain areas

Chairman and vice chairmen Mahmut Temiz (Turkey)
FAO Secretary Thomas Hofer
Member countries Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Switzerland

Other participating countries, observers

Canada, Japan, EU, IUFRO
Notes

Review of the mandate and modus operandi of the Working Party
Study tour 5 September: Montgenèvre, Cesena Torinese, La Salle-les-Alpes

Download all the national reports and presentations from the 29th session

 

 

XXVIII Session: Kastamonu - Turkey, 12-16 September 2011

 Theme: Forests for water, water for forests

Chairman and vice chairmen Matej Schwarz (Slovack Republic), Maria Patek (Austria), Eero Kubin (Finland)
FAO Secretary Thomas Hofer
Member countries Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, Uzbekistan

Other participating countries, observers

Iraq, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, FAO, IUFRO
Notes The Working Party Secretary presented a preliminary results of the review of the mandate and modus operandi of the Working Party

Download all the national reports and presentations from the 28th session

 

XXVII Session:  Štrbské Pleso - Slovak Republic, 7-10 April 2010

Theme: Integrated forest and water management of mountain watersheds: Experiences and perspectives

 

Chairman and vice chairmenEero Kubin (Finland), Matej Schwarz (Slovack Republic), Ismael Belen (Turkey), Maria Petek (Austria), Edward Pierzgalski (Poland)
FAO SecretaryThomas Hofer
Member countriesAustria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Japan, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Turkey

Other participating countries, observers

Ukraine, FAO, IUFRO
NotesStudy tour on 10 April: field visit to Čierny Váh, Ľubochnianska valley, Donovaly, Banská Štiavnica, Bratislava looking at Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant, Fire Control Reservoir, Mountain recreational village, Artificial Lakes

Download all the national reports and presentations from the 27th session

 

XXVI Session: Oulu – Finland, 19 - 22 August 2008

Theme: Forests, water and climate change in high altitude and high latitude watersheds

Chairwoman and vice chairmenMaria Petek (Austria), Edward Pierzgalski (Poland), Eero Kubin (Finland)
FAO SecretaryThomas Hofer
Member countriesAustria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

Other participating

ESF – EUROCORES, FAO, ICIMOD, MCPFE, UNESCO, IUFRO,

NotesStudy tour on 21-22 August: field visit to the project site of Oijusluoma catchment for the monitoring of the influence of forestry activities on water flow, observed during the study tour, made clear that a deeper understanding of the interactions between forests and water

Download all the national reports and presentations from the 26th session

 

XXV Session: Salzburg, Austria, 24 - 26 April 2006

Theme:  Watershed Management - an Integrated Approach to Environmental Protection

Chairwoman and vice chairmen

Antoine Hurand (France/Francia), Maria Petek (Austria), Edward Pierzgalski (Poland)

FAO Secretary Thomas Hofer
Member countries Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Japan

Other participating

FAO, IUFRO

Notes Study tour on 26 April: field visit to Lake Chamber District (Salzkammergut); examples of watershed management and forest management considering environmental protection

Download all the national reports and presentation from the 25th session

   
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