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One-third of the world’s largest cities—including New York, Mumbai and Bogotá—rely directly on forests for a large proportion of their drinking water. A new five-year action plan for forests and water was launched today at the XIV World Forestry Congress. The plan brings together policy makers, natural resource managers and researchers...
Some of the less well-known impacts of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 include the disappearance of water supplies and landslide-induced disruptions to food production. As part of FAO’s coordinated emergency response, its senior expert in watershed management and landslides, Thomas Hofer, travelled to Nepal to discuss...
Management of the largest series of watersheds in West Africa, the Fouta Djallon Highlands (FDH), is set to move into a substantial second phase, following agreement between national stakeholders and international partners on all aspects of a new six-year project. Supported by GEF funding and jointly implemented by UNEP and...
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