Managing forests for both downstream and downwind water

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dc.contributor.author Creed, Irena F.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Julia A.
dc.contributor.author Archer, Emma
dc.contributor.author Claassen, Marius
dc.contributor.author Ellison, David
dc.contributor.author McNulty, Steven G.
dc.contributor.author Van Noordwijk, Meine
dc.contributor.author Vira, Bhaskar
dc.contributor.author Wei, Xiaohua
dc.contributor.author Bishop, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Blanco, Juan A.
dc.contributor.author Gush, Mark
dc.contributor.author Gyawali, Dipak
dc.contributor.author Jobbagy, Esteban
dc.contributor.author Lara, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Little, Christian
dc.contributor.author Martin-Ortega, Julia
dc.contributor.author Mukherji, Aditi
dc.contributor.author Murdiyarso, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Ovando Pol, Paola
dc.contributor.author Sullivan, Caroline A.
dc.contributor.author Xu, Jianchu
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-07T12:35:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-07T12:35:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract Forests and trees are key to solving water availability problems in the face of climate change and to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A recent global assessment of forest and water science posed the question: How do forests matter for water? Here we synthesize science from that assessment, which shows that forests and water are an integrated system. We assert that forests, from the tops of their canopies to the base of the soils in which trees are rooted, must be considered a key component in the complex temporal and spatial dimensions of the hydrologic cycle. While it is clear that forests influence both downstream and downwind water availability, their actual impact depends on where they are located and their processes affected by natural and anthropogenic conditions. A holistic approach is needed to manage the connections between forests, water and people in the face of current governance systems that often ignore these connections. We need policy interventions that will lead to forestation strategies that decrease the dangerous rate of loss in forest cover and that—where appropriate—increase the gain in forest cover. We need collective interventions that will integrate transboundary forest and water management to ensure sustainability of water supplies at local, national and continental scales. The United Nations should continue to show leadership by providing forums in which interventions can be discussed, negotiated and monitored, and national governments must collaborate to sustainably manage forests to ensure secure water supplies and equitable and sustainable outcomes. en_ZA
dc.description.department Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP130100498). Funding for the 2018 Joint Conference on Forests and Water in Valdivia, Chile was provided by CONICYT/FONDAP/15110009 and the IUFRO Conference on Forests and Water. en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/forests-and-global-change# en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Creed IF, Jones JA, Archer E, Claassen M, Ellison D, McNulty SG, van Noordwijk M, Vira B, Wei X, Bishop K, Blanco JA, Gush M, Gyawali D, Jobbágy E, Lara A, Little C, Martin-Ortega J, Mukherji A, Murdiyarso D, Pol PO, Sullivan CA and Xu J (2019) Managing Forests for Both Downstream and Downwind Water. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2:64. DOI: 10.3389/ffgc.2019.00064. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2624-893X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3389/ffgc.2019.00064
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/74079
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Frontiers Media S.A. en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 Creed, Jones, Archer, Claassen, Ellison, McNulty, van Noordwijk, Vira, Wei, Bishop, Blanco, Gush, Gyawali, Jobbágy, Lara, Little, Martin-Ortega, Mukherji, Murdiyarso, Pol, Sullivan and Xu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). en_ZA
dc.subject Climate change en_ZA
dc.subject Hydrologic cycle en_ZA
dc.subject Forest en_ZA
dc.subject Water en_ZA
dc.subject Policy en_ZA
dc.subject Mitigation en_ZA
dc.subject Adaptation en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainability en_ZA
dc.title Managing forests for both downstream and downwind water en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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