Our colleagues from Sectoral Working Group 5 have two recent developments they would like to share – a new think-piece on urban water security and a session at the upcoming ESP Europe Conference this October. More information below.
- The Sectoral Working Group (SWG5) on ES in Water Management – co-lead Nidhi Nagabhatla, co-authored a think-piece on urban water security – Forests as nature-based solutions for ensuring urban water security’ pages 43-53- in: Unasylva – an international journal of forestry and forest industries by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched its 250 issue-focusing on forest and sustainable cities. This special issue presents a suite of articles that unpack the forest-urban development nexus, including a clear focus on water management. The key message of the contribution on urban water security emphasizes that increasing international attention on this dimension can serve as an opportunity to deploy smart, green, cost-effective water management policies in towns and cities and their extended environs. (More details at Unasylva 250 English – Forests and Sustainable Cities PDF URL: http://www.fao.org/3/I8707EN/i8707en.pdf)
- SWG5 leads Derek Vollmer and Nidhi Nagabhatla, are supporting the a session team of the upcoming European Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference (San Sebastián, Spain, 15-19 October 2018) focusing on “Promoting sustainability through water-related concepts, approaches and tools for quantifying ES”. The detailed description of the session is available here. The call for abstracts is open until 4 June 2018. You can submit your abstracts here. We will be glad to see you there. We also request the ESP colleagues to kindly forward the information about this water-focused session within your networks.
Find out more about the SWG5 activities on their page.