Are We On the Right Track Symposium 2015: Managing the Climate-Water-Forest nexus for sustainable development

Date: Thursday 12 November 2015
Time: 13.00 -17.00
Venue: Conference Centre Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen.

Climate, water cycles and forests are three essential and closely intertwined elements of our natural capital system, that – if well-cared for - provide a stable and secure environment for agriculture, safe water supply, energy and healthy living conditions and livelihoods, amongst others. 

The interactions and feedback loops between the climate, water and forest subsystems are manifold and complex; some are well understood and others less so.

In this annual seminar we will take stock of the latest knowledge and insights on the interactions between climate change, water cycles and forests and what this means for research, management and policy. The focus will be on the role of forested landscapes on climate and water.

Reputed experts will address diverse questions as: how does tropical deforestation and land degradation influence rainfall patterns, temperature and atmospheric dynamics; what are the myths and realities of the roles forests on water and in watersheds; how important are forests work as a rainfall recycler or as a ‘biotic pump” bringing moisture from oceans to the inlands; what do we know about the impact of climate change on microclimate? Are we on the right track in translating the newest insights into research agendas, policies and management practices of forested landscapes?

More information: Herman Savenije (Tropenbos International): Tel: +31 317702024. 


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donderdag, november 12, 2015 - 13:00 to 17:00


Secretariaat Vereniging Tropische Bossen
Postbus 124
6700 AC Wageningen

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