Publications

 

Forests and Water - a five-year action plan 7 March 2016 The Action Plan presents the tangible integration of science, policy and practice of forest-water interactions, and seeks to encourage greater commitment to sustainable forest and water management. The Forests and Water: a Five-year Action Plan calls for the tangible integration of science, policy and practice related to forest-water interactions. It emerged from the discussions and recommendations of the Forests and Water Agenda, which would like to encourage greater engagement of stakeholders from around the world in the topic of forests and water. [more]
Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity 11 December 2015 This study presents an updated geographic and demographic picture of the world’s mountain areas and assesses the vulnerability to food insecurity of mountain dwellers in developing countries, based on a specially designed model. The final section presents an alternative and complementary approach to assessing hunger by analyzing household surveys. [more]
Forests and Water - International Momentum and Action 21 March 2013 Forests play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle. Forests influence the amount of water available and regulate surface and groundwater flows while maintaining high water quality. Forests and trees contribute to the reduction of water-related risks such as landslides, local floods and droughts and help prevent desertification and salinization. Forested watersheds supply a high proportion of the world’s accessible fresh water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and ecological needs in both upstream and downstream areas. [more]
FAO Forestry Paper on Forests and Water 1 January 2008 This thematic study on forests and water was developed in the context of the Global Forest Resources Assessment programme.The availability and quality of clean water in many regions of the world is increasingly threatened by overuse, misuse and pollution. In this context, the relationship between forests and water is a critical issue that must be accorded high priority. Forested catchments supply a high proportion of the water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and ecological needs in both upstream and downstream areas. [more]
Unasylva Issue on Forests and Water 1 April 2007 Foresters and water management specialists are cooperating more closely than ever before, but their exchange of expertise could be developed further. Informed decisions about integrated forest and water management depend on applied research and its dissemination to policy-makers. With this issue of Unasylva we hope to enhance the flow of information, knowledge – and safe water. [more]
Watershed Management Case Study: Latin America 1 January 2004 This case study is based on national reports prepared with support from FAO. This study also reviews an FAO report on lessons leart from regional watershed management projects, as well as the results of information sharing and managmeent issues. The case study analyses the evolution and validation of conceptual freameworks and methodological approaches to watershed manadmenet, as well as first hand experiences from projects and programmes. [more]
Watershed Management Case Study: Mediterranean 1 January 2004 Watershed management concepts and approaches practiced within the Mediterranean region are adressed with comparisons made to EC and non EC countries. This study provides future recommendations for the next generation of watershed management within the region. [more]
Watershed Management Case Study: Nepal 1 January 2004 This case study provides an in-depth analysis of Nepal's views, efforts and achievements in watershed managment. Its primary objective is, on the basis of the findings made from the analysis, to make recommendations for the next generation of watershed management projects and programmes. It contributes valuable information and inspirations from a country strongly marked by the mountain ecosystems and processes that affect communities living in them. [more]
Watershed Management Case Study: Burundi 1 January 2004 This document is one of four case studies that were prepared in FAO's global review of integrated watershed managment practicies. The document focuses on comprehensive and integrated swamp management in Burundi. [more]
Preparing for the Next Generation of Watershed Management Progammes and Projects: Water Resources for the Future 24 October 2003 The International Watershed Management Conference on Water Resources for the Future was held from 22 to 24 October 2003, in Sardinia (Italy) at Porto Cervo, Province of Sassari. This location offered a very appropriate venue for the conference, because water scarcity, soil erosion, low forest cover and opportunities for tourism development in Sardinia offer issues to discuss and share that are very relevant to approaches related to watershed management in many other areas of the world. The international conference was the culmination of a series of regional workshops. The conference, which brought together about 67 participants representing 19 countries, provided a forum for inter-regional exchange on watershed management and water-related issues. [more]
Preparing for the Next Generation of Watershed Management Programmes and Projects: Africa 10 October 2003 The FAO and its partners undertook a large-scale assessment and global review of the current status and future trends regarding knowledge about and techniques for integrated watershed management. These are the proceedings from the African Regional Workshop on Preparing the Next Generation of Watershed Management Programmes held at the ICRAF's offices in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop brought together 42 researchers, educators, development experts, river basin managers and government officials responsible for agriculture, environment, lands and water from 13 African countries, the United Kingdom, the East African Community Secretariat, FAO and ICRAF. [more]
Preparing for the Next Generation of Watershed Management Programmes and Projects: Asia 13 September 2003 This publications contains the proceedings of the Asia Regional Workshop on sustainable mountain development and watershed management held in Kathmandu, Nepal conducted as part of a large-scale assessment and global review of the current status and future trends of integrated watershed management. [more]
Preparing for the Next Generation of Watershed Management Programmes and Projects: Latin America 17 June 2003 As an element of FAO’s wider review and assessment process of watershed management strategies and approaches for the decade 1990 to 2000, the Latin American Regional Workshop on Preparing the Next Generation of Watershed Management Programmes and Projects was held from 15 to 17 June 2003 in Arequipa, Peru. This document summarizes the proceedings. [more]
Preparing for the Next Generation of Watershed Management Progammes and Projects: Europe 4 September 2002 This document summarizes the proceedings of a European workshop held as part of a global review of the current status and trends of integrated watershed management. The European Regional Workshop was hosted on 4 September 2002 by the Ville de Megève, France. Megève, meaning “the place of waters” in Celtic, is a renowned international tourist resort and is indeed at the centre of water and watershed management challenges, its concern being to sustain the balance between mountain ecological and economic interests. [more]

last updated:  Wednesday, August 19, 2015