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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.

2021 WEFE Nexus Science Advances Conference

Sustainable development in the Mediterranean region is facing a combination of challenges that are likely to undermine livelihoods. The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus...
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SINCERE Talks series kicks off with a focus on forests and water

Forests and water are intricately linked. But the relationships between them are complex and are changing with the changing climate. The first...

SINCERE Talks webinar #1: Forests and water

The European project SINCERE (Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe), funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, is organising its first webinar...

Training Tunisia’s young minds on the climate change effects

As part of World Water Day, the H2020 FASTER project team, in collaboration with the social welfare entity Lions club Ennasr, organised...

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...

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Growing forests: What benefits does natural forest expansion offer to society?

Forests in Europe are expanding. Despite headlines highlighting threats to forests and their ecosystems, like deforestation and natural disturbances due to the...

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