Forest and Water Programme

FAO Publications

The purpose of A Guide to Forest–Water Management is to improve the global information base on the protective functions of forests for soil and water. It reviews emerging techniques and methodologies, provides guidance and recommendations on how to manage forests for their water ecosystem services, and offers insights into the business and economic cases for managing forests for water ecosystem services.
SOFO 2020 reports recent major policy and institutional development, assess progress made in meeting global targets and goals, and highlights solutions that are critical in balancing conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity. The publication also provides many concrete examples of recent successful initiatives to manage, conserve and restore forest biodiversity aligned with its sustainable use.
  The publication is the joint work of 35 expert authors from 14 countries presenting mapping methodologies to effectively monitoring peatland conditions. The report provides an overview of advantages and limitations of different monitoring approaches as a practical guide to facilitate decision-making ensuring that emissions and emission reductions are measurable, reportable and verifiable. Information on peatland conservation, restoration, rehabilitation and sustainable management is also presented in the publication.  
Water – drinkable, usable water – is likely to be one of the most limiting resources in the future, given the growing global population, the high water demand of most agricultural production systems, and the confounding effects of climate change. We need to manage water wisely – efficiently, cost-effectively and equitably – if we are to avoid the calamity of a lack of usable water supply. Forested watersheds provide an estimated 75 percent of the world’s accessible freshwater resources, on which more than half the Earth’s people depend for domestic, agricultural, industrial...
“Advancing the Forest and Water Nexus - A capacity development facilitation guide” is a module-based facilitation guide supporting capacity development in integrated forest-water management. The facilitation guide aims to (1) develop an understanding of forest-water interactions within local and broader contexts; (2) conceive specific activities and/or actions that take an understanding of forest-water interactions into account; and (3) support the design of a forest-water monitoring plan and system that can work for the local context. Check the tab capacity development for extra resources.
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