December 2004


ASB Open Science Meeting on Tropical Forests and Water

8 December 2004 | Amazon Room, CIFOR Campus, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

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The 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.

Focusing 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. More.

Albert van Dijk

Daniel Murdyarso

David Thomas

Fahmuddin Agus

Jeffrey Richey

Meine van Noordwijk

Participants during the meeting

Thomas Tomich


Participants during the debate

Related Links

Relevant links |

Provisional Agenda
Future Harvest web site
Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn (ASB) Consortium web site
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) web site
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) web site

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