07 Apr '11, 10am

Forests are key for high quality water supply

Forests are key for high quality water supply 22 March 2011 | News story Better forest management needed to maximize water-related benefits from forests By the year 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in regions with absolute water scarcity and two-thirds of the world’s population may experience water-stress conditions. Forests capture and store water and can play an important role in providing drinking water for millions of people in the world’s mega-cities. The members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), an international mechanism composed of 14-forest related organizations and secretariats, call upon countries to pay more attention to forest protection and management for the provision of clean water. “Forests are part of the natural infrastructure of any country and are essential to the water cycle”, said Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director Gene...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/forest/?7143/fo...

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