186 Water and Forests
Part 16. Land Use and Water Management
Published Online: 15 APR 2006
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences
How to Cite
Jewitt, G. 2006. Water and Forests. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 16:186.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2006
Years of research in various parts of the world has highlighted the interaction between forests and water. Forests impact on the hydrological cycle affecting processes such as interception, transpiration, infiltration, groundwater recharge, and runoff. These inevitably manifest themselves as impacts on the water resource, both positive and negative. In this article, the role of forests in the hydrological cycle is described, and the potential impacts for water resources are considered.
- forest hydrology;
- water resources