Industrial tree plantations impacts on water

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The briefing, “Impactos en el agua de las plantaciones industriales de árboles”, (Industrial tree plantations impacts on water), is a tool aimed at supporting local communities that suffer from the negative impacts of tree plantations on the local water resources they depend on.

When communities denounce the water shortages they experiment as a result of tree monocultures, the important empirical evidence they present is often discredited and ridiculed in public by plantations proponents saying there is no scientific evidence to back up their demands.

With this new briefing, we want to put at the service of local communities a tool that combines the empirical evidence of communities with scientific evidence that reinforces what communities already know and have been saying about the impacts large-scale monoculture tree plantations have on water resources.

Available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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