Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

E-Learning Platform for Integrated Watershed Management

The Department of Earth Sciences of the Freie University of Berlin created the E-Learning Platform for Integrated Watershed Management, to promote the Integrated Watershed Management approach, through the analysis and description of all its components. Integrated Watershed Management is a holistic and integrated approach for sustainable management of a watershed area; a watershed area is understood as an ecological system which can only survive as a unit. Thus, an understanding of all aspects of the watershed is essential in WM, including: the individual components of the watershed (e.g., water resources, water user); the relationships between the characteristic forms of the landscape (e.g., slope, bedrock, vegetation, water bodies); and the process factors (e.g. precipitation intensity, human‐environment dynamics).
Type of Tool
E-learning, Website
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility