• This course is intended to provide on overview of forest and water relationships, and an understanding of the impacts of changing landscapes on water resources. It can be used as a stand-alone course for those interested in learning about the forest-water nexus, or as an introduction for those who will engage in workshops using the FAO capacity development facilitation guide on Advancing the Forest and Water Nexus

  • System Requirements 

    The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox. 

  • Audience

    This e-learning course is intended for a cross section of audiences at various levels, from policy makers, forest, water or land managers and practitioners who wish to know more about the forest-water nexus.

  • You will learn about

    • Basic relationships between trees, forests and water 
    • The role that forests play in regulating water quality, quantity and timing 
    • Environmental, economic and socio-cultural benefits resulting from forest-water relationships 
    • Effects of land use changes on water quality, quantity and timing  
    • The importance of including water considerations in sustainable forest management

  • Course structure

    The course consists of 2 lessons, ranging from approximately 45 to 60 minutes duration each: 

    • Lesson 1 - Introducing forest-water relationships 
    • Lesson 2 - Understanding the impact of changing landscapes on water

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