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Forests and water cycle: adapting poland’s mountain forests to climate change

Forests cover 41% of Europe’s mountain soils and play a vital role in balancing the hydrological cycle. Their ability to store and redistribute water makes forests an essential asset in the face of climate change and extreme events such as heavy rainfall.

In Poland, the State Forests have been active in adapting to climate change by maintaining and strengthening the water storage capacity of mountain forests. Trough a project carried out in 5 mountain regions of Poland, it is estimated that the project helped to retain an additional 400 000 m³ of water on in reservoirs in the targeted forest areas.

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12 December 2023

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