forests

Forests and Water – a crucial and complex relationship

Blog-report from FAO/SIWI workshop “Understanding the Forest and Water Monitoring Framework” During three highly interactive days, approximately 20 forest and water international experts convened at the SIWI office in Stockholm to discuss how to monitor interactions between forests and water, […]

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Forests, water and sustainable urbanization – video and blog from our event at World Water Week 2016

(Blog by Maria Ölund and Eskil Mattson at Focali) Restoring and protecting forests in watersheds close to cities can help to balance water flows, contributing to flood control and securing supply of cleaner water. The seminar “Forests, water and sustainable growth […]

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Why a tree falls in Brazil when a dam is built in the Mekong

Nexus thinking is complex, I know. Trying to create synergy from water, energy and food, instead of competition, is not an easy task – not to mention that there are probably as many definitions of “the nexus” as there are […]

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Trees: what do they stand for?

Last week, more than 4,000 people converged in Durban, South Africa for the World Forestry Congress. Every couple of years, the world’s forestry community, alongside youth, women and local communities, comes together to address critical issues relating to forestry. SIWI […]

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What’s hot in water?

A group of experts from the international forest and water community met at SIWI to share ongoing water conversations at their respective institutions. The discussion soon came to focus on the challenges related to creating transfer mechanisms at scale between […]

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