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Water and soil

Mediterranean forests play an essential role in maintaining water quality and soil health throughout the region, providing ecosystem services that filter groundwater, regulate water flows and prevent soil erosion, among many other functions.

Bridging the gap between forest management and water conservation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new publication entitled "Advancing the forest and water nexus...

When ashes stain forest rivers: post-fire effects on soil and water ecosystems

Uncontrolled, extreme forest fires can have a devastating impact on the ecosystems where they occur: one of the most visible of these...

New SINCERE paper analyses the context for adopting payments for watershed services

Payments for watershed services (PWS) are an increasingly popular tool for watershed management, also in the Southern Hemisphere. However, the degree of PWS adoption varies...

Vulnerability of the Mediterranean soils to water erosion

20 - 21 November 2018, Rabat, Morocco. The conference "Vulnerability of the Mediterranean soils to water erosion: state of knowledge and adaptation strategies in the...



SINCERE PES paper sparks discussion in Nature Sustainability

The original paper From principles to practice in paying for nature’s services, led to a critical response from Esteve Corbera (UAB) and his...