XV World Forestry Congress

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Side event
Forest plantations and water: sharing responsibility experiences at the landscape scale

May 2, 2022 | 12:30 PM KST - 2:00 PM KST

Conference Room 308B


In the last century, the use of water increased six times and has been in constant growth at a rate of 1% yearly, according to the 2020 UN World Water Development Report. The increasing demand which is very associated with the population grown and climate change effects have been pushing forward actions from the private sector, government, academia, and civil society towards a shared responsibility on water management. Although the relation between water and forest plantations has been researched for a long time in different parts of the world, there is still a perception that a lot of questions about this relationship are unanswered and the investigation needs to dive deeper. In this context, the purpose of the side event is to discuss the effects of forest plantations in the water flow and water quality as well as in the provision of ecosystem services using a communicative approach in order to translate the academic findings and techniques to enhance the knowledge-sharing with the society. It also aims at presenting the initiatives from the private sector of monitoring its performance in the forest and industrial levels looking for adaptive management that sustainably balances wood production, conservation, and water provision at the landscape scale. Experiences from companies and multistakeholder platforms will be also presented. This way, the side event expects to share a successful partnership of the Brazilian Forest-Based Industry, provoke a reflection upon the shared responsibility for water management, the role of forest plantations in providing water ecosystem services to society, and helping countries achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Convening organizations

Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá), Forestry Science and Research Institute (IPEF), The Brazilian Forest Dialogue.

Who can attend







ST 3: Green pathway to growth and sustainability
ST 6: Forests without boundaries

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