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The International Forests & Water Dialogue - Final Report

The International Forests and Water Dialogue, a two-day special event during the XIV World Forestry Congress, was conceived to encourage discussion on forest-water interactions and the integration of forest-water science, practice and policy, and launch the Five-year Forests and Water Action Plan.

The Dialogue was the latest milestone in the Forests and Water Agenda and represented the transition from discourse to action. It was co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR).

The objective of the event was for participants to have the opportunity to gain awareness of the status of forest-water interactions in research, in practice and policy, as well as to discuss and refine the direction of the Forests and Water Agenda. As such, the Dialogue was designed to feature three thematic areas: science, practices and policy, presented in a combination of traditional and innovative formats.

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