Wood Wise: trees and woodland in water management

Wood Wise - WaterThe latest issue of Wood Wise looks at the opportunities trees and woodland offer for water management. Case studies focus on a number of projects and cover issues such as flooding, pollution of watercourses, soil erosion and the health of aquatic species.

Water is a precious resource for life on Earth, covering 70 per cent of the planet’s surface. Yet only 2.5 per cent of the total volume of the world’s water is fresh and less than 1 per cent of this is usable by ecosystems and humans. Over-consumption and insensitive land management can have major negative consequences for water courses and bodies.

Trees and woodland can can offer important benefits for soil stability, reduction of peak flows during heavy rain events, creation of food and habitat for a range of species, improvements in water quality, and more.

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About Kay Haw

Assistant Conservation Adviser, Woodland Trust. Nature is my passion, especially woods and trees which are just amazing elements of life. One day (soon) I hope we humans learn to work in harmony with Mother Earth.
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3 Responses to Wood Wise: trees and woodland in water management

  1. Grasses and cane species will serve immediate progressing the scenario.They are like camels in deserts.

  2. Derek West says:

    Forests are an essential part of water management and flood protection,deforestation played
    a part in the devistation in Sardinia recently.

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