Information/training session 5: The role of Forestry to reduce water scarcity on the Near East: achieving results
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The FAO Forestry department (FO) will be presenting its work on forest and water related issues within a watershed management approach, highlighting activities, guidelines and standards developed to ...

The FAO Forestry department (FO) will be presenting its work on forest and water related issues within a watershed management approach, highlighting activities, guidelines and standards developed to address priorities of the Near East and north Africa Region (NENA). The presentation will introduce the FO watershed management programme and the Treated Waste Water Project which will be key in contributing to the Regional Initiative on Water ScarcityLand and Water Days in Near East & North Africa, 15-18 December 2013, Amman, Jordan

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  • 1. Information/training session 5 The role of Forestry to reduce water scarcity on the Near East: achieving results The FAO Forestry department (FO) will be presenting its work on forest and water related issues within a watershed management approach, highlighting activities, guidelines and standards developed to address priorities of the Near East and north Africa Region (NENA). The presentation will introduce the FO watershed management programme and the Treated Waste Water Project which will be key in contributing to the Regional Initiative on Water Scarcity. Watershed management will work with a landscape approach and combine the following FO components/areas of work to achieve the targets of the Water Scarcity Initiative:       Soil and water conservation measures Use of non conventional water Aforestation in arid zones Institutional development Community empowerment Capacity development The goal of this session is to discuss with participants how FO’s expertise can best address the emerging needs in the region and to gain participants’ feed back to allow FAO to plan and cater its delivery according to regional needs (or demands). On the logistics, we’d require:     one computer ppt one flip chart coloured pencils