On May, the 26th, forest professionals from the Forest Ownership Centre of Catalonia (CPF), representatives of the Catalan Office for Climate Change (OCCC) and researchers at the Water Research & Environmental Diagnosis Institute (CSIC-IDAEA) held an informative session at the municipality of Vallcebre (LU Capçaleres del Llobregat) with the aim to inform forest owners of the region about the LIFE +CLIMARK project.
Representatives of the OCCC introduced the problems affecting hydric resources in Catalonia related to land use change and climate change. The CPF presented the project objectives and the demonstration actions to be carried out during 2018 in the area, with the aim to assess and demonstrate the impact of forestry on water production and water cycle regulation.
CSIC researchers will be in charge of the evaluation and assessment of the impact of forestry treatments on water resources, after a long history of more than 30 years registering and studying water flows in the area.
After the presentations there was a rich debate with all participant stakeholders on the potential impact of forestry on water resources and on forest vitatlity.