Managing forests for both downstream and downwind water

Show simple item record Creed, Irena F. Jones, Julia A. Archer, Emma Claassen, Marius Ellison, David McNulty, Steven G. Van Noordwijk, Meine Vira, Bhaskar Wei, Xiaohua Bishop, Kevin Blanco, Juan A. Gush, Mark Gyawali, Dipak Jobbagy, Esteban Lara, Antonio Little, Christian Martin-Ortega, Julia Mukherji, Aditi Murdiyarso, Daniel Ovando Pol, Paola Sullivan, Caroline A. Xu, Jianchu 2020-04-07T12:35:59Z 2020-04-07T12:35:59Z 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
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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.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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