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UNESCO publication on forest management and the Impact on water resources

The publication entitled “Forest Management and the Impact on Water Resources: a Review of 13 Countries” provides country-based summaries of the current state of knowledge on the relationship between forest management and water resources. Chapters were submitted by scientists from 13 countries experiencing the impacts of forest management on water.

The publication seeks to identify similarities and differences in historical forest management, climate, vegetation types and socio-economic conditions that drive the use and management of forests.

The core contents of this report aim to clarify how cooperation and conflict around forests and water resources are increasing worldwide. Future research should focus on how to solve current and future conflicts, taking into account local climates.

Download the publication here.