Forest and Water Programme

Capacity Development

The Forest and Water Programme has developed the Advancing the Forest and Water Nexus - A Capacity Development Facilitation Guide, a module-based facilitation guide that aims to improve the management of forests and trees for the provision of water-related ecosystem services. The facilitation guide provides appropriate background information, resource materials and a proposed facilitation plan to support the delivery of participatory learning workshops, or capacity development programmes.

The additional material for each of the 6 modules is available in this section.

Forest-water interactions: A reply to the water yield debate
September 2010
Type: Othe publication
Presentation on the hydrological cycle and evapotranspiration, extent across terrestrial space and linkages between oceanic and terrestrial water cycles.
Forestry Paper 155: Forests and water
January 2008
Type: FAO publication
FAO Forestry Paper on the water ecosystem services of forests and on the role of forests and trees in the hydrological cycle.
Running pure: The importance of forest protected areas to drinking water
August 2003
Type: Othe publication
Research report on the role of protected areas in the provision of water for major cities.
Guidelines for forest management planning
January 1998
Type: FAO publication
Chapter 3 of FAO Forestry Paper 135, which provides advice related mainly to one of the seven or eight commonly used criteria for sustainable forest management: the productive functions of the forest; and more specifically, on the production of timber, wood and wood products from forest ecosystems.  This guidance will support managers working in and close to tropical forests so they can plan and undertake operations where the production of wood is the main objective, within the wider framework of a comprehensive strategy into which the various complementary components of sustainability are incorporated in a holistic manner.
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