Register for the first webinar: Forest Management Practices for Protection of Hydrological Functions
Time: 21 September 2023, 6:30 PT/ 15:30 CEST/ 21:30 Beijing
Forests are now widely known for their capacity to store carbon and help mitigate the effects of climate change. But it is only relatively recently that recognition has grown of the vital role they also play in providing water that the world depends upon. A series of webinars in coming months - organized jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) – distils the latest knowledge on forest-water management into three 1.5-hour interactive sessions (21 September,19 October and 16 November 2023) and provides a rare chance for practitioners and researchers to discuss turning the theory into practice.
The sessions - open to professionals in land, forest and/or water-related restoration, conservation and management or projects and to the academic community and organizations specialising in forests and water – are based on the findings of a series of papers written by IUFRO experts and published in the Journal Forest Ecology and Management.
The first two sessions will focus on techniques for protecting forest water functions in the context of increasing forest disturbance and climate change and the final session will consider practical tools for planning and decision-making. The first webinar will be of particular interest to the restoration community as forest restoration will be one of the key topics. The aim is to equip a wide range of professionals with the knowledge they need to integrate forest-water considerations into their work.
The links to register for the 3 webinars are available here.