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Water and Forests


Water and trees are inexorably linked. Access to water sustains trees and the species that depend on them, and trees help to recharge groundwater, promote water quality, and foster rainfall. Together, water and trees support life and livelihoods in numerous ways.

The linkages between these two essential natural resources are celebrated on Monday, 21 March at UN Headquarters in New York. Visit the event page for more information.



UN Press release available here

WebTV link to Opening Remarks by Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs at the International Day of Forests and World Water Day.

WebTV link to entire event: Forests and Water - Sustain Life and Livelihoods: A 2016 joint celebration of the International Day of Forests and World Water Day. 

Excerpt from UN News Centre story.



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