Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Management options for dealing with changing forest-water relations

Author(s):

Bhaskar Vira
David Ellison
Emma Archer
Kevink Claassen Bishop
Irena F. Creed
Mark Gush
Dipak Gyawali
Julia Martin-Ortega
Aditi Mukherji
David Murdiyarso
Paola Ovando Pol
Caroline A. Sullivan
Meine van Noordwijk
Xiaohua (Adam) Wei
Jianchu Xu
Maureen Reed
Sarah J. Wilson

Year:

2018

Publication type:

Book Chapter

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Description

This chapter addresses potential forest and water management strategies based on our understanding of the ‘new normal’, the challenges imposed, in particular, by climate change and human population growth, and our evolving knowledge of forest-water interactions. It further considers forest and water management strategies when water is prioritised over other forest-related goals (such as biomass accumulation or the sequestration of carbon in standing forests). Explicitly prioritising water in forest management attempts to reset our priorities toward more sustainable strategies for long-term forest health and human welfare. This reordering of priorities does not necessarily compromise other forest-related goals but provides a much-needed emphasis on water as a key contribution to both planetary and human health.

Citation

Vira, Bhaskar; Ellison, David; McNulty, Steven G.; Archer, Emma; Bishop, Kevink Claassen, Marius; Creed, Irena F.; Gush, Mark; Gyawali, Dipak; Martin-Ortega, Julia; Mukherji, Aditi; Murdiyarso, David; Pol, Paola Ovando; Sullivan, Caroline A.; van Noordwijk, Meine; Wei, Xiaohua (Adam); Xu, Jianchu; Reed, Maureen; Wilson, Sarah J. 2018. Management options for dealing with changing forest-water relations. In:Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities: A Global Assessment Report (I.F. Creed and M. van Noordwijk, eds.). IUFRO World Series Volume 38. p. 121-144.

Publication Notes

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/56991