COVID-19

In consideration of the health and wellbeing of our staff and in keeping with advice from health organisations, all employees are currently working from home. FWPA activities are functioning as per usual and we do not expect any major disruptions to our services. More information.

The impacts of plantations and native forests on water security: Review and scientific assessment of regional issues and research needs

The impacts of plantations and native forests on water security: Review and scientific assessment of regional issues and research needs

There is a need to explicitly examine where plantations and water policy may be in conflict at regional levels across Australia and develop specific recommendations for where research can assist with policy development.

The objectives of this review were to:

  1. Interview representatives from State and Territories to identify progress on policy development, regionally-specific hydrological and other issues considered important in relation to plantations and water interception, and to identify where research can inform policy.
  2. Undertake spatial analysis of the Surface Water Management Areas across Australia and the impacts of plantations on water flows to illustrate the magnitude of impacts, regions of interest and controlling factors.
  3. Review relevant information including forest management impacts on water use efficiency, impacts of other crops and management practices on water interception, and the role of native forests in controlling water supply.
  4. Synthesise the information into a set of specific recommendations for future research to advance science-based policy implementation.

Reference Number:
PRC071-0708

Findings Report:
PRC071-0708_0.pdf

FWPA Newsletters

FWPA regularly distributes industry updates and information through e-newsletters including ForWood, R&DWorks, Statistics Count and The Ultimate RenewableTM Partner Update. ForestLearning, our education program for teachers, educators and school children, also publishes a quarterly e-newsletter and ensures school communities and the public are informed on Australian forests and forest-based products.

Additionally, WoodSolutions publishes a newsletter that addresses design and build professionals – architects, building designers, engineers and others involved in specifying the choice of building materials.

For more information on our mailing lists or to subscribe click the link below.

Subscribe

R&D Works

ForWood

The Ultimate Renewable Partner Program

WoodSolutions

ForestLearning