3 Surprising Ways Water Depends on Healthy Forests

educational infographic: healthy forests and biofiltration support better, cheaper water quality

Healthy forests are critical to providing clean water. Forests can positively impact the quantity, quality and filtration costs associated with a city’s water, sometimes even reducing the need for costly concrete and steel infrastructure.

The world’s major watersheds lost 6 percent of their tree cover on average from 2000-2014. Today, about 31 percent of the world’s watershed area is covered by forests. Deforestation in these watersheds, often caused by commodity … [more…]

Water funds help to provide fresh water today and into the future.

If petroleum is black gold and refined sugar is white gold, could crystal-clear fresh water be gold’s newest look? Global warming, deforestation, pollution and other environmental pressures are shrinking the planet’s clean water supply, making people look at fresh water as they never have before: as a valuable good that is produced, sold and consumed and deserves our investment.

photo: man near stream - Water funds help to provide fresh water today and into the future.

The Nature Conservancy is revolutionizing this approach by launching water funds … [more…]

3 Surprising Ways Water Depends on Healthy Forests

3 Surprising Ways Water Depends on Healthy Forests

Deforestation in the Amazon can affect rainfall in places as far away as Texas. Photo by Katja Schulz/Flickr

Healthy forests are critical to providing clean water. Forests can positively impact the quantity, quality and filtration costs associated with a city’s water, sometimes even reducing the need for costly concrete and steel infrastructure.

The world’s major watersheds lost 6% of their tree cover on average from 2000–2014. Today, about 31% of … [more…]

Water and Forests

The role trees play in water quality

Infographics and easy reading make these essentials palatable at any age (including ours).

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photo: cover of USDA publication about Water and Forests

artwork: Why is water important?

infographic: What is a watershed?

This educational brochure was produced by the Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

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