Water for forests and people in the Mediterranean – A challenging balance

What Science Can Tell Us 1

Yves Birot, Carlos Gracia, Marc Palahí (editors)
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The study guides the reader through the basics of water cycle, the concepts of blue and green water, their possible trade-off and the related key challenges with focus on the Mediterranean region and its specificities. The book also contributes to bridge the gap between scientific evidence and public perception. There is a need to provide more comprehensive knowledge to policy makers on the forest/water interface within the framework of different policy initiatives (e.g. the EU Water Framework Directive, Green Infrastructures, and Forest Europe). This need becomes urgent in the Mediterranean region, which is permanently confronted with the scarcity of water – the main limiting factor for life and the most strategic resource for ensuring the sustainability of the region.

This publication is also available in French and Spanish.

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Recommended citation:
Yves Birot, Carlos Gracia and Marc Palahí (eds). 2011. Water for forests and people in the Mediterranean – A challenging balance. What Science Can Tell Us 1. European Forest Institute.

Number of pages: 175
ISBN: 978-952-5453-79-9 (printed)
ISBN: 978-952-5453-80-5 (pdf)