Working Group 1: Forest & Water

 (Co)-leads: Czech Republic

Participating countries: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Slovenia

Forest & Water Strategy Paper 

Core themes:

  • Impact of forest management operations on water quantity and water quality
  • Forests in a landscape approach (Ecological approach) for Soil and water conservation (Ecosystem services)
  • Quantification of water use in the forest and water cycle. Natural forest vs forest plantations
  • Forests in combination with other land uses in different climatic and hydrological conditions 


  • Baseline publications on forests and water relations
  • Policy advice to develop institutional frameworks at country level
  • Research programmes (facilitation of University exchange, COST Action)
  • Workshops and trainings




last updated:  Thursday, July 22, 2021