Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Consortium’s (ASB) Open Science
Meeting on Tropical Forests and Water took place on 8 December
2004 on the campus of the Center for International Forestry
Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia. Organized by ASB’s global
coordination office, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the
meeting was attended by over 100 representatives from
governments, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental
organizations and academic institutions.
on linkages between forestry and water, the meeting presented
ASB research on tropical forests and water supply, deforestation
and local watershed hazards, hydrological effects of
reforestation, watershed conflict management, and other topics.
It also engaged policymakers and global experts in discussions
on local implications of this new understanding of forest/water
relationships. Participants at this one-day meeting heard 7
presentations addressing a range of forestry and water issues in
two plenary sessions. A panel discussion between policymakers
and researchers on relevant forest and water issues also
convened in the afternoon.