Title Advancing the Forest and Water Nexus
Subtitle A Capacity Development Facilitation Guide
Author FAO
ISBN 9789251318591
List price USD 56.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 140
Book size 210 X 298 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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Forests are intrinsically linked to water – forested watersheds provide 75 percent of our accessible freshwater resources (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005) – and both forest and water resources are relevant to the achievement of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Despite the important interlinkages, the forest-water nexus is often unaccounted for in policy and planning. For example, three quarters of forests are not managed for soil and water conservation, which poses a fundamental challenge to achieving sustainable and resilient communities and ecosystems.

It is paramount to employ an integrated approach to forest and water resources in management and policy that takes into account the complexity and contextual nature of forest-water relationships. To achieve this, we must improve our understanding of forest-water relationships within local contexts and at different scales, as well as our ability to design, implement, and learn from landscape approaches that both rely on these forest-water relationships, and impact them.

In this context, FAO’s Forest and Water Programme has developed a module-based capacity development facilitation guide for project and community stakeholders involved in forest, water and natural resource management to ensure we apply our knowledge to better manage forests and trees for their multiple benefits, including water quantity, quality and the associated socio-economic benefits that people within and outside forests so heavily depend on.



Executive summary

Introduction • Objective • Who is this guide for? • How to use this guide • Successful facilitation • Main principles of adult learning • Facilitation in practice

Module 1. Introducing forest-water relationships

Module 2. Understanding the impact of changing landscapes on water

Module 3. Measuring and monitoring forest-water relationships

Module 4. Field study – Monitoring for forests and water

Module 5. The forest-water nexus in action

Module 6. Measuring the benefits of the forest-water nexus

Annex 1. A toolkit for implementing the workshop’s participatory training methods

Annex 2. Sample of workshop programme structure

Annex 3. Survey templates



Target Audience:

The intended users of this guide are training facilitators who will organize and deliver capacity development training related to ‘forests and water’. This book will also help Forest/land/water management and restoration practitioners engaged in the development and/or implementation of integrated forest, land, water and natural resource management. Project staff engaged in forest-related projects or activities. Community stakeholders engaged in forest and tree management, as well as water and other types of natural resource management, and/or project beneficiaries with some technical knowledge.


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