Activities and events

No upcoming meetings found for Task Force on Forests and Water Interactions in a Changing Environment.

Calendar of Meetings

Past events

  • FAO-IUFRO Webinar Series, Webinar 3: Practical Tools for Managing Forest-Water Nexus; online; 16 November 2023, 5:30 PT / 14:30 CET / 21:30 Beijing. Webinar homepage  
    Speakers:  Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen – University of New Hampshire, Dr. Yanhui Wang – Chinese Academy of Forestry, Dr. Ge Sun – USDA Forest Service and Yiping Hou – University of British Columbia (Okanagan).
  • FAO - IUFRO Webinar Series, Webinar 2: Forest-Water Management under Climate Change; online; 19 October 2023, 6:30 PT / 15:30 CEST / 21:30 Beijing. Webinar homepage  
    Speakers: Dr. Shirong Liu – Chinese Academy of Forestry, Dr. Mingfang Zhang – University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Dr. Nadeem Shah – Forest Research UK, Dr. Zhiqiang Zhang and Dr. Lu Zhang – Beijing Forestry University.
  • FAO-IUFRO Webinar Series, Webinar 1: Forest management for protection of hydrological functions; online; 21 September 2023, 08:30 Panama / 15:30 Rome / 21:30 Beijing. Webinar homepage   
    Speakers: Dr. Julia Jones – Oregon State University, Dr. Antonio del Campo – Universitat Politecnica de Valencia and Dr. Adam Wei – University of British Columbia (Okanagan).
    Report on all 3 webinars

Recent and planned activities and events

  • Organize the 6th IUFRO international conference on forests and water in a changing environment in Beijing in 2025.   
  • Jointly organize a workshop on landscape restoration, forest carbon and water in Australia in early 2024 with another TF (Transforming Forest Landscapes for Future Climates and Human Well-being).
  • Organizing a roundtable discussion on “Managing the Forest-Water & Energy Nexus in an Increasingly Competitive & Challenging World” at the IUFRO Forest Environment Division 8 Conference 2023 in Evora, Portugal, Oct 24-27, 2023.
  • Jointly organize three webinars with FAO on forest management and provision of hydrological functions in 2023 (Sept., Oct. and Nov.) 
  • Run three sessions related to forests, climate and water interactions at the 2019 IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. These three sessions are:
    - "Forest Management Practices and the Responses of Soil Carbon, Water, Nutrients and Their Interactions", 
    - "Nexus: Forests, Water and Climate", and
    - "Tropical Forest Ecosystem Restoration for Water Related Ecosystem Services".   
  • Develop and publish a special issue of Forest Ecology and Management on Global Reviews on Forest Management and Provision of Hydrological Functions in 2021 to 2023 (nine global reviews)
  • Run a series of sessions in collaboration with other international organizations, such as FAO (the World Forestry Congress, 2021)

Send comments to Xiaohua (Adam) Wei (Task Force Coordinator)