Water in the Landscape cluster group: Meeting summary, 6 Octobre 2017
The SIWI/SWH coordinator of the Cluster Group, Anna Tengberg, opened the meeting and welcomed all participants and presenters. The theme for the meeting was “Forests and Water” and the four keynote presentations are summarised below together with key conclusions and recommendations from the meeting.
The SIWI/SWH coordinator of the Cluster Group, Anna Tengberg, opened the meeting and presented the workplan of the network and expected outputs. The workplan includes five thematic meetings on various aspects of water and landscape management that will lead to the development of a popular science report and a policy brief. Other potential outputs include Sida proposals on e.g. International Training Programmes (ITP), information on website, social media, a scientific article, and an event at the next World Water Week.
Key points discussed were integration of water in landscape approaches, governance and capacity building.
- We should try to show how different parts of the landscape are linked and connect the dots.
- Today there are many with background in forestry and academia, invite more practitioners and private sector participants.
- There is a need for better data
- Include governance as a theme. Try to include practical examples and case studies.