Conservation and Well Management of Water Resources in Forest Lands

01 Mar 2013

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Technical Stakeholder Meeting was held within the scope of "Enhancing Implementation Capacity of General Directorate of Forestry for Sustainable Forest Management in the Context of Water Use of Forests in Turkey” project. 

New Horizons - The meeting was organized in order to get inputs from relevant institutions on forest-water interaction to develop water function in the scope of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) and to support SFM activities in Turkey.

The meeting was held with about 35 participants in total from General Directorate of Forestry, State Hydraulic Works (DSİ), General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion (ÇEM), and NGO representatives.

Prof. Dr. Ünal Asan, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Güneş, Doç. Dr. Yusuf Serengil and Doç. Dr. Sedat Keleş made presentations at the meeting and the subjects of developing water function in forest management plans, improving current institutional policies and cooperation in governance of water resources in forest lands and identifying silvicultural activities in sites where designated for water function were discussed.

The meeting had an important role to identify afforestation and reforestation activities in terms of their effects on quality and quantity of fresh water resources through better management and ensure their sustainability as well as the future of sustainable forest management in Turkey.

"Enhancing Implementation Capacity of General Directorate of Forestry for Sustainable Forest Management in the Context of Water Use of Forests in Turkey” project is carried out by The Ministry of Forestry and Water Works, General Directorate of Forestry in collaboration with UNDP Turkey and supported by The British Embassy.

The presentations done by experts can be reached through this link:
http://web.ogm.gov.tr/birimler/merkez/Amenajman/Sayfalar/ormanvesu.pdf

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