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Forests and Water – a five-year action plan

The Forests and Water: a five-year action plan (Action Plan) aims to implement the recommendations of the Forests and Water Agenda and to consolidate informal partnerships established as a result of a common interest: to improve our understanding of forest-water interactions and apply this understanding to policy and practice.

From 2016-2020 and beyond, partners of the Forests and Water Agenda will be aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (Annex 3) and engaged in forests and water research, policy advocacy and forest management activities – some of which are listed in Annex 4. As the momentum of the forests and water topic continues to grow, the Forests and Water Agenda welcomes other stakeholders to join the Agenda and incorporate their forest and water-related projects within the Action Plan. This enables members of the Agenda to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned, as well as to highlight the importance of forest management for water and other ecosystem services; thus, contributing to resilient landscapes and communities.

Read more at: http://www.fao.org/3/a-be803e.pdf