Editors: Jefferson S. Hall, Vanessa Kirn, Estrella Yanguas-Fernández
Watersheds and forests provide myriad services and benefits to society, from fresh water supplies and flood control to air purification and climate regulation. Therefore, their sustainable management is critical.
This book describes research and practices related to watershed management in Latin America and the biophysical aspects of ecosystem function. The publication discusses ecosystem services and their socio-economic foundations, addresses the consequences of climate change, proposes an action plan to improve watershed management, and provides case studies of initiatives that are showing significant progress in region.