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Landscape approaches for sustainable development, water and land resource management

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Landscape approaches for sustainable development, water and land resource management

Aa a member of the Swedish Water House cluster group "Forests and Water" Focali will participate at the World Water Week.

What Seminar
When Aug 26, 2015 02:00 PM to
Aug 26, 2015 03:30 PM
Where Congress Hall B, Folkets hus
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This event will be live streamed here.

A main driver of rural landscape change is the rapid agricultural expansion and intensification required to satisfy increased food/fiber/feed demands. In the quest to reach effective land management for best possible use of natural resources, landscape approaches are becoming widely used, often in the agriculture and forestry sector. It is used to analyze growing pressures on our natural resources, to identify needs of present and future generations and how these can best be met.

This seminar will provide a platform for discussion on how a holistic landscape approach can be taken when managing land AND water resources jointly to support and serve developing communities. So far, sustainable water management and securing safe water for people living in or downstream the landscape is not in focus in the landscape approach dialogue.

Key scholars from different parts of the world will share examples on how land use affect water and other resources important for individuals and societies. Are there perspectives within watershed and river basin management which would be relevant to include in the landscape approach, which would make it more effective in realizing the new Sustainable Development Goals?

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