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Given the many threats to the Earth’s water supply, the role of forests has never been more important.
The role of forest ecosystems in preserving water quality is largely underestimated. To ensure healthy water, strategies for optimizing purification, regulating surface flows and controlling erosion will increasingly need to be a...

Investing in forestry education can change the world for better. Youth are future owners of soil, land and nature and it is thus never too early to get them started on forestry education. Nurturing a strong connection of...

During the next two days, 21 March and 22 March, we will be celebrating the International Day of Forests (IDF) and World Water Day (WWD) respectively. Forests and water are intrinsically linked. At FAO we work on the...

From June 18th-24th, WeForest, FAO’s Forest and Water Programme, and GIZ organized a capacity-building workshop entitled ‘Building forest-water knowledge and capacity for Forest and Landscape Restoration’ in Mekelle, Ethiopia, with the goal of building forest-water monitoring capacity in the Tigray and Afar regions and beyond.

Desa’a Forest, a...

By encouraging people around the globe to explore nature-based solutions to 21st century challenges relating to water, World Water Day is making us take a fresh look at water and the factors leading, in parts of the world, to its increasing scarcity. These challenges include the growing demand for water...

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